Hunucmá Municipality

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Hunucmá
Municipality
Location of the Municipality
Location of the Municipality
Hunucmá is located in Yucatán
Hunucmá
Hunucmá
Location of the Municipality
Coordinates: 21°10′N 90°02′W / 21.167°N 90.033°W / 21.167; -90.033Coordinates: 21°10′N 90°02′W / 21.167°N 90.033°W / 21.167; -90.033
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
State Flag of Yucatan.svg Yucatán
Mexico Ind. 1821
Yucatan Est. 1824
Municipality Est. 1900[1]
Government
 • Type PAN Party (Mexico).svg2007-2010
 • Municipal President Mario Alfonso Balam Poot [1]
Area
 • Total 599.10 km2 (231.31 sq mi)
  [1]
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2005 [2][3])
 • Total 28,100
 • Demonym Hunucmeño
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)
Postal Code 97355
INEGI Code 038
Major Airport Merida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport
IATA Code MID
ICAO Code MMMD
Website Official Website

The Municipality of Hunucmá is one of the 106 subdivisions of the State of Yucatán in Mexico. Its municipal seat is the City of Hunucmá.

Location[edit]

The municipality is located in the metropolitan region of the State of Yucatán. It lies between latitudes 20° 55' and 21° 14' north and the longitudes 89° 48' and 90° 12' west.[1]

It borders the following municipalities: the north by the Gulf of Mexico, south to Samahil and Tetiz, east to Progress and Ucu and west Celestun.[1]

Communities[edit]

The municipality is made up of 13 different communities, of which the most important are:[1]

  • Hunucmá (municipal seat).
  • Texan de Palomeque.
  • Sisal.
  • Hunkanab.
  • San Antonio Chel.

Architectural Landmarks[edit]

These include a temple in honor of Santiago Apostle, built in the seventeenth century, a chapel dedicated to San Antonio, which do not have exact known years of construction, but they do date back to colonial times. A former convent and church of San Francisco built in the sixteenth century, the Guadalupe chapel dating from the eighteenth century as well as ex-haciendas of Santa Elena, San Joaquin and Chencopo.[1]

Notables[edit]

Notable locals include: Jose Leon Bojorquez Musician, composer and director of the Folk Orchestra of the State and Tipica de Yucalpetén.[1]

Alberto Bojórquez Pérez Perez Alberto Bojorquez Promoting tourism and the peninsula.[1]

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