Kanasín municipality

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Official seal of Kanasin
Location of Kanasin in Yucatán
Location of Kanasin in Yucatán
Kanasin is located in Yucatán
Location of Kanasin in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°56′N 89°34′W / 20.933°N 89.567°W / 20.933; -89.567Coordinates: 20°56′N 89°34′W / 20.933°N 89.567°W / 20.933; -89.567
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
State Flag of Yucatan.svg Yucatán
City established 1921
 • Type PAN PAN Party (Mexico).svg 2010-2012
 • Municipal President Leonor Eradio Chan Uicab[1]
 • Mayor Carlos Fernando Andrade Muñoz
 • Total 72.81 km2 (28.11 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 78,709
 • Density 1,081.02/km2 (2,799.8/sq mi)
 • demonym kanasinense
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)
Postal Code 97370
Area code(s) 999
INEGI Code 041
Major Airport Merida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport
Website Official Website
Municipalities of Yucatan

Kanasín is one of the 106 municipalities located in the state of Yucatán in Mexico. It is in the west-central part of state and to the east of the municipality of Mérida, the state capital, and is a part of the Mérida metropolitan area.

As of the 2005 census, the city of Kanasin, which is also the municipal seat, had a population of 50,357 inhabitants[2] (the second-largest[2] community in the state of Yucatán), while the municipality had a population of 51,774.[2] The third and fourth largest communities in Yucatán are Valladolid and Tizimin, with populations of 45,868 and 44,151 respectively.[2]

The municipality has an area of 72.81 km2 (28 sq mi).[1]


The municipality is made up of 76 communities, the largest are listed below:

Community Population[2]
Entire Municipality 51,774
Kanasín 50,357
San Antonio Tehuitz 732
Teya 554
San Celestino 22
- other 109

Architectural landmarks[edit]

A church dedicated to San José, built in the seventeenth century and located in the former estate of Teya and Tecoh.[1]

Local festivals[edit]

  • December 8 Celebration to honor the Immaculate Conception[1]
  • January 29 to February 2 Feast of the Virgin de la Candelaria[1]
  • March Popular carnival[1]