Location of the Municipality
|• Municipal President||Mario Alfonso Balam Poot |
|• Total||599.10 km2 (231.31 sq mi)|
|Elevation||7 m (23 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|
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.
The municipality is made up of 13 different communities, of which the most important are:
- Hunucmá (municipal seat).
- Texan de Palomeque.
- San Antonio Chel.
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.
Notable locals include: Jose Leon Bojorquez Musician, composer and director of the Folk Orchestra of the State and Tipica de Yucalpetén.
Alberto Bojórquez Pérez Perez Alberto Bojorquez Promoting tourism and the peninsula.
- "Nuestros municipios - Hunucmá". Retrieved 2009-11-11.
- "Encyclopedia of the Municipalities of Mexico: Yucatan". Retrieved 2009-11-01.
- Census Results by Locality, 2005 INEGI.