Location of the Municipality
|• Municipal President||Sanson Israel Palma Santos|
|• Total||1,079 km2 (417 sq mi)|
|Population (2005 )|
|Time zone||Central Standard Time (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)|
|Major Airport||Merida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport|
Yaxcabá means place of green earth.
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.
Its borders are on the north the municipality of Sudzal, on the south Chacsinkín, on the east Chankom and to the west Sotuta.
The municipality is made up of 66 different communities, of which the most important are:
- Yaxcabá (Municipal Seat)
- Libre Unión
It is believed that the settlement was established by the survivors of the fall of Mayapan in 1441.
In colonial times under the encomienda system it was administered by Joachim of Leguizano (1562) and Andres Valdes.
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.
Libre unión Yaxunáh, Ixpanioh, Xucul, Yokdzonot, Xcanyá, Tixcacaltuyub and Yanláh.
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.
- "Nuestros municipios - Yaxcabá". Retrieved 2009-11-11.
- "Encyclopedia of the Municipalities of Mexico: Yucatan". Retrieved 2009-11-01.
- Census Results by Locality, 2005 INEGI.