Tixkokob Municipality

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Tixkokob
Municipality
Cenote Yaax-Ha (Tixcocob) 01.JPG
Location of Tixkokob in Yucatán
Location of Tixkokob in Yucatán
Tixkokob is located in Mexico
Tixkokob
Tixkokob
Location of Tixkokob in Yucatán
Coordinates: 21°00′N 89°24′W / 21.000°N 89.400°W / 21.000; -89.400Coordinates: 21°00′N 89°24′W / 21.000°N 89.400°W / 21.000; -89.400
Country  Mexico
State Yucatán
Mexico Ind. 1821
Yucatán Est. 1824
Municipality Est. 1923[1]
Area
 • Total 159.67 km2 (61.65 sq mi)
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Elevation[1] 8 m (26 ft)
Population (2005[2][3])
 • Total 16,151
 • Demonym Tixkokobenses
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)
Postal Code 97470
Area code(s) 991
INEGI Code 093
Major Airport Merida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport
IATA Code MID
ICAO Code MMMD
Website Nuestros municipios - Tixkokob

The small Municipality of Tixkokob is one of the 106 subdivisions of the State of Yucatán in Mexico. Its municipal seat is located in the City of Tixkokob. The town of Tixkokob is famous within the area for high quality hammock weaving. The municipality made up largely of working class communities.

Location[edit]

Tixkokob is located in the center of the Yucatán henequen zone, about 24 miles east of the city of Merida, capital of the state. Tixkokob is about halfway along the road from Merida to Izamal.

Communities[edit]

The municipality is made up of 17 different communities, of which the most important are:

  • Tixkokob (Municipal Center)
  • Ekmul
  • Nolo
  • Eua
  • San Antonio Millet

Places of interest[edit]

The archaeological zone of Ake is located in the municipality of Tixkokob, 15 kilometers from the township of Tixkokob.

Notables[edit]

Notable locals include the following:

Hernando Pech

Tixkokob chieftain who was accused of attending a Tehchamac human sacrifice, Tehchamac was located near the border of the province of Chepech Chacan.[1]

Ah Kin Chablé

Tixkokob priest, who served as an informant to Adelantado Montejo. The Maya priest converted to Christianity and took the name of D. Lorenzo Chablé.[1]

Arsenio Puerto Lara

A supporter of Carrillo Puerto and a member of the socialist league when she was young. Carrillo Puerto received the support of thousands of henequen workers. General Cardenas supported Lara to succeed General Canto Echeverria. In his tenure at the Committee, Lara obtained significant benefits for the farmers of Tixkokob.[1]

Carlos R. Menéndez

Writer, journalist and historian (1872–1961), founder of the Printing Company currently publishes the newspaper Diario de Yucatán.[1]

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