Location of Tecoh in Yucatán
|• Municipal President||Victor Armando Pacheco May|
|• Total||452.2 km2 (174.6 sq mi)|
|Elevation||16 m (52 ft)|
|Population (2005 )|
|• Density||34/km2 (88/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Central Standard Time (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)|
|Major Airport||Merida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport|
|Municipalities of Yucatan|
Tecoh is one of 106 municipalities in Yucatán state, Mexico., located 40 km south-east of Mérida, Yucatán. It has a municipal capital of the same name. As of 2003, the city Tecoh had a population of about 8,500 people. Most of the population is Maya. A number of buildings in the town were built atop older Pre-Columbian foundations. "Tecoh" means "Place of the Puma" in the Yucatec Maya language, which is still widely spoken here.
The municipality is made up of 20 communities, of which the most important are:
- Tecoh (Municipal Seat)
A church erected in honor of the Virgin de la Candelaria, a chapel in honor of the Santa Cruz and a church dedicated to the Virgin de la Asunción; all built since colonial times.
- "Nuestros municipios - Tecoh". Retrieved 2009-11-12.
- "Encyclopedia of the Municipalities of Mexico: Yucatan". Retrieved 2009-11-01.
- Census Results by Locality, 2005 INEGI.