Xpujil

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For the Maya archaeological site, see Xpuhil.
Xpujil
Xpujil is located in Mexico
Xpujil
Xpujil
Coordinates: 18°30′20″N 89°23′50″W / 18.50556°N 89.39722°W / 18.50556; -89.39722Coordinates: 18°30′20″N 89°23′50″W / 18.50556°N 89.39722°W / 18.50556; -89.39722
Country  Mexico
State Campeche
Municipality Calakmul
Elevation 260 m (850 ft)
Population (2010[1])
 • City 3,984
 • Urban 3,984
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Postal code 24640
Area code(s) 983
Demonym Xpujilense

Xpujil is a town in the Mexican state of Campeche. It serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of Calakmul. As of 2010, Xpujil had a population of 3,984.[2]

Xpujil is located in the south-east of the state, close to the border with Quintana Roo to the east and Peten, Guatemala, to the south. With Escárcega, Campeche 153 kilometres (95 mi) to the west and Chetumal, Quintana Roo 120 kilometres (75 mi) to the east it is a useful midway point on Federal Highway 186. Close to the town are the Maya ruins of Xpuhil (1 kilometre (0.62 mi)) and Becan (8 kilometres (5.0 mi)), Chicanná, Balamcan, Hormiguero. Further to the south-west is the major Maya site of Calakmul, in the 7,230 square kilometres (2,790 sq mi) Calakmul Biosphere Reserve.

Highway 186 was, as of February 2009, undergoing a major refurbishment to a multilane highway that will improve access to the zone.

In addition to providing services for the local community, Xpujil has a paved runway and serves as the gateway for tourists visiting those areas, with restaurants, transportation services, modest hotels, etc. Currently many tourists travel by road from Cancun to Palenque, and stop to visit the many Mayan sites in the region.

There are plans to increase room availability and other services for eco-tourism and other activities within the Calakmul Ecological reserve.

XEPUJ, a government-run indigenous community radio station that broadcasts in Spanish, Yucatec Maya and Ch'ol, is based in Xpujil.

External links[edit]

  • Xpujil travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • [1] Servidores Turisticos de Calakmul & Xpujil

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 census tables: INEGI
  2. ^ "Calakmul". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.