Tekax

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Tekax, Yucatán.
City
Tekax desde la Ermita de San Diego.jpg
Flag of Tekax, Yucatán.
Flag
Coat of arms of Tekax, Yucatán.
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): La Sultana de la Sierra
Location of Tekax in Yucatan
Location of Tekax in Yucatan
Tekax, Yucatán. is located in Yucatán
Tekax, Yucatán.
Tekax, Yucatán.
Location of Tekax in Yucatan
Coordinates: 21°08′33″N 88°09′53″W / 21.14250°N 88.16472°W / 21.14250; -88.16472Coordinates: 21°08′33″N 88°09′53″W / 21.14250°N 88.16472°W / 21.14250; -88.16472
Country Mexico
State Yucatán
Municipality Tecax Municipality
Seat Tecax
Government
 • Municipal president Fernando Romero Ávila[1] (PRI)
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 25 751
Demonym Tecaxican
Postal Code 97970[3]
Prefix 997[4]
Website tecax.com.mx
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Location of Tekax in Yucatán
Church on main square, Tekax

Tekax, sometimes spelled Tecax (in full, Tekax de Álvaro Obregón), is a small city in the Mexican state of Yucatán, located at 20°12′07″N 89°17′17″W / 20.20194°N 89.28806°W / 20.20194; -89.28806 in the southernmost part of the state. Tekax (pronounced [teˈkɑʃ]) means "Place of the Forests" in the Yucatec Maya language. Tekax was briefly declared the capital of Yucatán in 1845. Tekax is also the name of the surrounding municipality of which the city of Tekax serves as municipal seat of government.

In the census of 2005 Tekax had a population of 23,524. The municipality of Tekax reported a population of 37,454. It has an area of 3,819.61 km² (1,474.76 sq mi) and is the second-largest municipality in geographical area in the state, after Tizimín. The majority of the population in the municipality have Mayan ancestry.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Tekax
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.8
(85.6)
31.2
(88.2)
33.7
(92.7)
35.4
(95.7)
36
(96.8)
35
(95)
34.4
(93.9)
34.6
(94.3)
34
(93.2)
32.7
(90.9)
31.3
(88.3)
29.8
(85.6)
33.16
(91.68)
Average low °C (°F) 15.9
(60.6)
16.3
(61.3)
18.2
(64.8)
19.9
(67.8)
21.3
(70.3)
21.6
(70.9)
21
(69.8)
21
(70)
21.3
(70.3)
20.2
(68.4)
18.2
(64.8)
16.3
(61.3)
19.27
(66.69)
Precipitation mm (inches) 28
(1.1)
28
(1.1)
41
(1.6)
36
(1.4)
100
(4)
157
(6.2)
140
(5.5)
140
(5.5)
183
(7.2)
145
(5.7)
48
(1.9)
48
(1.9)
1,094
(43.1)
Source: Weatherbase [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IPEPAC. "Directorio de alcaldes electos". Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (2010). "Principales resultados por localidad 2010 (ITER)". 
  3. ^ Servicio Postal Mexicano. "Consulta Códigos Postales". Retrieved August 2, 2011. 
  4. ^ Telmex. "Claves LADA". Retrieved August 2, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Tekax, Yucatán". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

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