Hecelchakán

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Hecelchakán
City and municipal seat
Hecelchakán is located in Mexico
Hecelchakán
Hecelchakán
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°10′0″N 90°8′0″W / 20.16667°N 90.13333°W / 20.16667; -90.13333Coordinates: 20°10′0″N 90°8′0″W / 20.16667°N 90.13333°W / 20.16667; -90.13333
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
State Campeche
Municipality Hecelchakán
Area
 • Total 514.28 sq mi (1,331.99 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 10,285
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)

Hecelchakán is a city in the Mexican state of Campeche. The city is located some 70 km to the north of the state capital Campeche. It is the seat of the municipality of the same name. As of 2010, the city of Hecelchakán had a population of 10,285.[1]

The name comes from the Maya words helel (savanna) and chakan (rest).

It is at an altitude of 10 m above sea level.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Hecelchakán
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.8
(87.4)
31.9
(89.4)
34.4
(93.9)
36
(97)
36.8
(98.2)
35.2
(95.4)
34.7
(94.5)
34.6
(94.3)
34
(93)
32.7
(90.9)
31
(87.8)
30.5
(86.9)
33.55
(92.39)
Average low °C (°F) 16.3
(61.3)
17.1
(62.8)
19
(66.2)
21
(69.8)
22
(72)
22.4
(72.3)
21.7
(71.1)
21.8
(71.2)
21.9
(71.4)
20.2
(68.4)
18.2
(64.8)
16.9
(62.4)
19.88
(67.81)
Precipitation mm (inches) 20
(0.8)
20
(0.8)
15
(0.6)
30
(1.2)
130
(5)
170
(6.7)
183
(7.2)
185
(7.3)
208
(8.2)
100
(4)
53
(2.1)
46
(1.8)
1,160
(45.7)
Source: Weatherbase [2]

History[edit]

The city was founded close to a cenote by inhabitants of the former city of Xkalumkin, between the years 1500 and 1600. In this city some important historic events took place, such as the battle between Don Francisco de Paula Toro and the federalists, led by Don Felipe Montero, who was defeated.

In 1840, the district of Hecelchakán included the towns of Pomuch, Pocboc, Tenabo, Tepakán, San Antonio Sahcabchén, Dzitbalché, Bécal, Nunkiní, and Calkiní.

Around 1846, the district of Hecelchakán included three parishes: Hecelchakán, Calkiní and Bécal.

On December 7, 1915, when decree no. 51 approved a new law of interior administration, Hecelchakán became one of the eight free municipalities of the new state of Campeche. That law came into effect on January 1, 1916.

In 1957 Hecelchakán was given city status by Governor of Campeche Alberto Trueba Urbina.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hecelchakán". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Hecelchakán, Campeche". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

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