Maxcanú Municipality

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Maxcanú
Municipality
Location of Maxcanú in Yucatán
Location of Maxcanú in Yucatán
Maxcanú is located in Mexico
Maxcanú
Maxcanú
Location of Maxcanú in Yucatán
Coordinates: 20°36′N 89°54′W / 20.600°N 89.900°W / 20.600; -89.900Coordinates: 20°36′N 89°54′W / 20.600°N 89.900°W / 20.600; -89.900
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
State Flag of Yucatan.svg Yucatán
Government
 • Municipal President Fausto Jose Pereyra Carmona[1]
Area
 • Total 1,320.82 km2 (509.97 sq mi)
  [1]
Population (2005[2][3])
 • Total 20,830
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)
INEGI Code 048
Major Airport Merida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport
IATA Code MID
ICAO Code MMMD
Website Nuestros municipios - Maxcanú

Maxcanú is a municipality (municipio) in the western/southwestern section of Mexican state of Yucatán. Its seat is the town of Maxcanú. The municipality covers an area of approximately 1,321 km² and has a total population of over 18,800 inhabitants.

The municipality shares borders with the following adjacent municipalities: Celestún, Samahíl, and Kinchil to the north, Chocholá, Kopomá, and Opichén to the east, and Halachó to the south. A small portion of its southern border is also shared with the State of Campeche.

Communities[edit]

Those considered the more important are, Chunchucmil, Kanach, Cochol, Paraiso, Santa Rosa and Santo Domingo. And the Haciendas of Simón, Xlam Riti, Crucero Copop, Ché, Canzote, Memu y Xamail. The minor towns in the municipality are: San Rafael, San Fernando, Granada, Chactún, Sombrilla, Chan Chocholá and Coahuilá.[1]

Landmarks[edit]

Archaeological[edit]

A temple dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Caramel that was built in the seventeenth century and two chapels, the first in honor of St. Michael the Archangel and the second at the Three Crosses; and three former haciendas Kochol called Santo Domingo, Grenada and Santa Rosa.[1]

Prehispanic[edit]

There is an archaeological site located near Chunchucmil, bearing the same name.[1]

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