Mérida Municipality

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Merida
Municipality
Merida (Mexiko).jpg
Flag of Merida
Flag
Coat of arms of Merida
Coat of arms
Location of Merida in Yucatán
Location of Merida in Yucatán
Merida is located in Mexico
Merida
Merida
Location of Merida in Yucatán
Coordinates: 20°45′21″N 89°31′29″W / 20.75583°N 89.52472°W / 20.75583; -89.52472Coordinates: 20°45′21″N 89°31′29″W / 20.75583°N 89.52472°W / 20.75583; -89.52472
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
State Flag of Yucatan.svg Yucatán
Government
 • Municipal President[1] Cesar Bojórquez Zapata
Population (2005[2])
 • Total 781,146
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 999
Major Airport Merida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport
IATA Code MID
ICAO Code MMMD
Website http://www.merida.gob.mx
Municipalities of Yucatán

The Municipality of Mérida is one of the 106 subdivisions of the State of Yucatán and is located in the center west of the state. Its municipal seat is the city of Mérida. In addition to the municipal seat the largest communities in the municipality include, Caucel, Cholul, Komchén, Chablekal and San José Tzal.[3]

The municipal government is headed by the municipal president of Mérida (or mayor of Mérida).

Geography and climate[edit]

The city of Mérida has an area of 858.41 km ², its land is virtually flat, without any areas of the elevation, like much of the Yucatan Peninsula has no surface water streams, but there are cenotes both underground and at the surface (collapsed caverns). The climate is semi-humid, with temperature range between a maximum of 40 °C and minimum 14 °C.

Communities[edit]

In addition to the municipal capital, Mérida, the municipality includes 47 larger named communities (50 people or more as of 2005)[4] that are listed below, along with numerous smaller ones (not listed).

Communities of 50 people or more in the Mérida Municipality
Community Pop Community Pop Community Pop
Mérida 734,153 Leona Vicario 1,822 Seminario San Pablo 53
Caucel 6,655 Molas 1,859 Sierra Papacal 986
Chablekal 3,165 Noc Ac 437 Sitpach 1,502
Chalmuch 454 Oncán 606 Susulá 447
Cheumán 197 Opichén 327 Suytunchén 92
Cholul 5,161 Petac 183 Tahdzibichén 678
Cosgaya 584 Sac-Nicté 278 Tamanché 555
Dzibilchaltún 156 San Antonio Hool 135 Temozón Norte 270
Dzidzilché 153 San Antonio Tzacalá 618 Texán Cámara 483
Dzityá 1,496 San Diego Texán 81 Tixcacal 765
Dzoyaxché 412 San Ignacio Tesip 329 Tixcuytún 348
Dzununcán 1,528 San José Tzal 3,092 Xcanatún 1,350
Hunxectamán 104 San Pedro Chimay 1,012 Xcunyá 837
Kikteil 216 Santa Cruz Palomeque 718 Xmatkuil 357
Komchén 3,778 Santa María Chí 328 Yaxché Casares 50
La Ceiba 1,023 Santa María Yaxché 50 Yaxnic 703

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