Ticul Municipality

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Ticul
Municipality
Ticul City Hall
Ticul City Hall
Location of Ticul in Yucatán
Location of Ticul in Yucatán
Ticul is located in Yucatán
Ticul
Ticul
Location of Ticul in Yucatán
Coordinates: 20°24′N 89°32′W / 20.400°N 89.533°W / 20.400; -89.533Coordinates: 20°24′N 89°32′W / 20.400°N 89.533°W / 20.400; -89.533
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
State Flag of Yucatan.svg Yucatán
Government
 • Municipal President Ucan Antonio Manuel Castillo[1]
Area
 • Total 355.12 km2 (137.11 sq mi)
  [1]
Population (2005 [2][3])
 • Total 35,621
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)
Postal Code 97860
Area code(s) 997
INEGI Code 089
Major Airport Merida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport
IATA Code MID
ICAO Code MMMD
Website Official Website

Ticul is one of 106 municipalities in Yucatán state, Mexico. It is located in the western part of the state at (20°24′N 89°32′W / 20.400°N 89.533°W / 20.400; -89.533) 100 km south of the state capital city of Mérida. The municipality, which has an area of 355.12 km² (137.11 sq mi), in the 2005 census reported 25,621 inhabitants. The city of Ticul which is the municipal seat had a population of 21,147, the ninth-largest community in the state in population. The majority are ethnically Maya. Its largest other towns are Pustunich and Yotholín.

The city of Ticul was also a town of the Pre-Columbian Maya civilization. Ticul was established as a Spanish colonial town by 1549. The Republic of Yucatán granted Ticul the status of a city in 1847.

The city is nicknamed La Perla del Sur ("The Pearl of the South"), as it is in the southern part of Yucatán state.

Ticul has long been known for the red pottery produced there. In modern times, it is known for its production of shoes as well. Over half the population still speaks the Maya language as their first tongue, although Spanish is also understood. The pork dish poc-chuc is a well known local specialty.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Ticul
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.8
(85.6)
31.7
(89.1)
34.1
(93.4)
36.7
(98.1)
37.7
(99.9)
35.7
(96.3)
35.3
(95.5)
35.1
(95.2)
34.3
(93.7)
32.6
(90.7)
31
(88)
29.9
(85.8)
33.66
(92.61)
Average low °C (°F) 15
(59)
15.9
(60.6)
17.6
(63.7)
19.4
(66.9)
21.3
(70.3)
21.9
(71.4)
21.2
(70.2)
21.6
(70.9)
21.7
(71.1)
20.6
(69.1)
18
(64.4)
16.3
(61.3)
19.21
(66.58)
Precipitation mm (inches) 20
(0.8)
130
(5)
36
(1.4)
50
(2)
114
(4.5)
168
(6.6)
145
(5.7)
165
(6.5)
191
(7.5)
122
(4.8)
50
(2)
41
(1.6)
1,232
(48.4)
Source: Weatherbase [4]

Communities[edit]

The municipality is made up of 32 communities the most important are as follows:

  • Ticul (Municipal Seat)
  • Pustunich
  • Yotholin
  • Plan Chac Número Cinco
  • Unidades de Riego

Important People[edit]

Francisco Ché Cacique de Ticul who ruled from 1562-1569.

Picture gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nuestros municipios - Ticul". Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  2. ^ "Encyclopedia of the Municipalities of Mexico: Yucatan". Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  3. ^ Census Results by Locality, 2005 INEGI.
  4. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Ticul, Yucatán". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.