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Epalchén - Chiapas

Facts about Epalchén

Location of Epalchén

Epalchén is located in the municipality of Chamula in the Mexican state of Chiapas with the GPS coordinates:
Longitude (dec): -92.695833
Latitude (dec): 16.891944

Height over sea level of Epalchén

The locations medium height over sea level is 1780 meters.

Population in Epalchén

The over all population of Epalchén is 954 persons, 460 of them are male and 494 of them are female.

Age distribution

The population of this place consists of 495 minors and 459 adults, with 41 of them being 60 years and older.

Indigenous population of Epalchén

949 inhabitants of the location Epalchén in Mexico live in indigenous households. 802 of the citizens 5 years and older, speak an indigenous language. The count of people who only speak an indigenous language without having knowledge of the Spanish language is 249 people, while 552 as well speak Spanish.

Social structure

A legal claim on health care and social insurance benefits have 1 citizens of Epalchén.

Economic situation

In Epalchén exist about 200 households.

Of these households 191 are common houses or apartments, 166 are without floor and about 35 consist of one room only.

189 of the normal households have sanitary installations, 1 are connected to the public water supply, 174 have access to electricity.

The economic situation allows 0 households to own a computer, 0 own a washing machine and 4 households are equipped with one ore more televisions.

School and education in Epalchén

Besides the 150 analphabets aged 15 or older, about 42 minors between 6 and 14 are not visiting a school.

135 inhabitants of the population of 15 years and older did not visit a school and 352 persons did not finish the school. 18 visited only the 6 years lasting primary school, 12 visited and finished the college or similar scholar institutions.

A total of 11 aged 15 to 24 years visited a school, the medium time school is visited through the whole population is 4 years.

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