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San Cristobal de las Casas

San Cristobal de las Casas is a city in the Chiapas state of Mexico. It is located in the Sierra Madre[?] Mountains at 16.75N 92.63W. In 2003 the estimated population was 121,100 people.

The city was formerly known as "San Cristobal"; the "de las Casas" was added in honor of Bartolome de las Casas, a Spanish priest who fought for the rights of the Native Americans. The city is well known for it's beautiful colonial era archetecture.



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