Yaxcabá Municipality

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Yaxcabá
Municipality
Location of the Municipality
Location of the Municipality
Yaxcabá is located in Yucatán
Yaxcabá
Yaxcabá
Location of the Municipality
Coordinates: 20°04′N 89°02′W / 20.067°N 89.033°W / 20.067; -89.033Coordinates: 20°04′N 89°02′W / 20.067°N 89.033°W / 20.067; -89.033
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
State Flag of Yucatan.svg Yucatán
Mexico Ind. 1821
Yucatan Est. 1824
Municipality Est. 1923[1]
Government
 • Municipal President Sanson Israel Palma Santos[1]
Area
 • Total 1,079 km2 (417 sq mi)
  [1]
Population (2005 [2][3])
 • Total 13,909
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)
INEGI Code 104
Major Airport Merida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport
IATA Code MID
ICAO Code MMMD
Website Official Website

The Municipality of Yaxcabá is one of the 106 subdivisions of the State of Yucatán in Mexico. Its municipal seat is located in the City of Yaxcabá.

Yaxcabá means place of green earth.

Location[edit]

This municipality is located 90 kilometers southeast of the city of Merida and in the central region of the state. It is between latitude 20° 19' and 20° 49' north and the longitude 80° 36' and 88° 56' west.[1]

Its borders are on the north the municipality of Sudzal, on the south Chacsinkín, on the east Chankom and to the west Sotuta.

Communities[edit]

The municipality is made up of 66 different communities, of which the most important are:[1]

  • Yaxcabá (Municipal Seat)
  • Tixcacaltuyub
  • Libre Unión
  • Tahdzibichen
  • Tiholop

History[edit]

It is believed that the settlement was established by the survivors of the fall of Mayapan in 1441.[1]

In colonial times under the encomienda system it was administered by Joachim of Leguizano (1562) and Andres Valdes.[1]

Landmarks[edit]

Architectural[edit]

In the municipality seat Yaxcabá, there is St. Francis of Assisi church, the chapel dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe, all dating from the colonial era. There is also the Santa Cruz church, former convent and parish of St. Peter and St. Nicholas Chapel.[1]

Archaeological[edit]

Libre unión Yaxunáh, Ixpanioh, Xucul, Yokdzonot, Xcanyá, Tixcacaltuyub and Yanláh.

Local Festivals[edit]

In April the annual festival takes place in Santa Cruz.

20 to 29 June celebration to honor St. Peter and St. Paul.

1 to 5 October a carnival in honor of St. Francis of Assisi.

References[edit]