|• Municipal President||Paulino Ek Chan|
|• Total||146.9 km2 (56.7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||6 m (20 ft)|
|Population (2005 )|
|Time zone||Central Standard Time (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)|
|Major Airport||Merida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport|
Cansahcab (In the Yucatec Maya Language: “Place of the four white caves”) is a small (146.90 km²) municipality in the Mexican state of Yucatan located roughly 50 km southeast of the Merida. The population of Cansahcab is between 4500 and 5000, with much of its adult male population working in the United States. Economic activity in Cansahcab is quite minimal; the town subsists largely on remittances sent by family members working abroad.
The municipality is made up of 10 communities, the most significant of which include:
- Cansahcab (Municipal Seat)
- Santa María
- San Antonio Xiat
Every year from September 14 – 16th Cansahcab holds an annual fair or “fiesta del pueblo” during which an impromptu bullfighting ring is set up to host much of the festivities which include a charrería, bullfighting and folkloric dancing.
- "Nuestros municipios - Cansahcab". Retrieved 2009-11-13.
- "Encyclopedia of the Municipalities of Mexico: Yucatan". Retrieved 2009-11-01.
- Census Results by Locality, 2005 INEGI.