Tecoh Municipality

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Tecoh
Municipality
Location of Tecoh in Yucatán
Location of Tecoh in Yucatán
Tecoh is located in Yucatán
Tecoh
Tecoh
Location of Tecoh in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°44′N 89°28′W / 20.733°N 89.467°W / 20.733; -89.467Coordinates: 20°44′N 89°28′W / 20.733°N 89.467°W / 20.733; -89.467
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
State Flag of Yucatan.svg Yucatán
Government
 • Municipal President Victor Armando Pacheco May[1]
Area
 • Total 452.2 km2 (174.6 sq mi)
  [1]
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (2005 [2][3])
 • Total 15,438
 • Density 34/km2 (88/sq mi)
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)
Postal Code 97820
Area code(s) 988
INEGI Code 076
Major Airport Merida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport
IATA Code MID
ICAO Code MMMD
Website Official Website
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.

Most of the farms in Tecoh are used to grow henequen, sugar, corn, and tropical fruit.

Communities[edit]

The municipality is made up of 20 communities, of which the most important are:[1]

  • Tecoh (Municipal Seat)
  • Xcanchakan
  • Telchaquillo
  • Lepan
  • Pixya

Landmarks[edit]

Architectural[edit]

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.[1]

Archaeological[edit]

The archaeological site of Mayapan.[1]

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