Cansahcab Municipality

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Cansahcab
Municipality
Cansahcab en Yucatan.svg
Cansahcab is located in Yucatán
Cansahcab
Cansahcab
Coordinates: 21°10′N 89°06′W / 21.167°N 89.100°W / 21.167; -89.100Coordinates: 21°10′N 89°06′W / 21.167°N 89.100°W / 21.167; -89.100
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
State Flag of Yucatan.svg Yucatán
Government
 • Type PAN Party (Mexico).svg 2007-2010
 • Municipal President[1] Paulino Ek Chan
Area
 • Total 146.9 km2 (56.7 sq mi)
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Elevation[1] 6 m (20 ft)
Population (2005 [2][3])
 • Total 4,738
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)
INEGI Code 009
Major Airport Merida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport
IATA Code MID
ICAO Code MMMD
Website Official Website

Cansahcab (In the Yucatec Maya Language: “Place of the four white caves”) is a small (146.90 km²)[1] municipality in the Mexican state of Yucatan located roughly 50 km southeast of the Merida. The population of Cansahcab is between 4500 and 5000,[1] 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.[citation needed]

Communities[edit]

The municipality is made up of 10 communities, the most significant of which include:[1]

  • Cansahcab (Municipal Seat)
  • Santa María
  • San Antonio Xiat

Local Festivals[edit]

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.

Notables[edit]

Notable locals include General Teodosio Canto who was governor of the state of Yucatan from 1882-1886.[1]

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