Chapab Municipality

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Chapab Municipality
Region 7 Sur #018
Region 7 Sur #018
Chapab Municipality is located in Mexico
Chapab Municipality
Chapab Municipality
Location of the Municipality in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°27′30″N 89°27′30″W / 20.45833°N 89.45833°W / 20.45833; -89.45833Coordinates: 20°27′30″N 89°27′30″W / 20.45833°N 89.45833°W / 20.45833; -89.45833
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
State Flag of Yucatan.svg Yucatán
 • Type PAN logo (Mexico).svg 2012–2015[2]
 • Municipal President Pedro Pablo Zapata Pacheco[3]
 • Total 168.62 km2 (65.10 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 6 m (20 ft)
Population (2010[1])
 • Total 3,035[1]
Time zone UTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)
INEGI Code 009
Major Airport Merida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport
Website Official Website

Chapab Municipality (In the Yucatec Maya Language: “Place of oily water”) is one of the 106 municipalities in the Mexican state of Yucatán containing (168.62 km2) of land and located roughly 85 km south of the city of Mérida.[3]


Its colonial history is unknown prior to the conquest. After colonization, it was part of the encomienda system during the 18th century. In 1837, it was designated as a puebla under Ticul.[3]


The municipal president is elected for a three-year term. The president appoints Councilpersons to serve on the board for three year terms, as Secretary, and councilors of Public Works; Ecology; and street lighting.[4]

The Municipal Council administers the business of the municipality. It is responsible for budgeting and expenditures and producing all required reports for all branches of the municipal administration. Annually it determines educational standards for schools.[4]

The Police Commissioners ensure public order and safety. They are tasked with enforcing regulations, distributing materials and administering rulings of general compliance issued by the council.[4]

In addition, the municipal agencies ensure the preservation of public order, and apprehend and prosecute criminals as required by authority. They also regulate gaming and the sale of alcohol, and enforce civil registrations and education requirements.[4]


The municipality is made up of 5 communities:

Community Population
Entire Municipality (2010) 3,035[1]
Chapab 2057 in 2005[5]
Citincabchén 817 in 2005[6]
Hunabchén 34 in 2005[7]
Rosa Alvarado 9 in 2005[8]
Xaybé 3 in 2005[9]

Local festivals[edit]

Every year from the 28 November to 8 December a fiesta is celebrated in honor of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception.[3]

Tourist attractions[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Mexico In Figures: Chapab, Yucatán". INEGI (in Spanish and English). Aguascalientes, México: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI). Archived from the original on 6 May 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Priistas agradecidos En Valladolid y Tzucacab aún se regalan despensas" (in Spanish). Mérida, Mexico: Diario de Yucatán. 12 July 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Municipios de Yucatán » Chapab" (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Chapab". inafed (in Spanish). Mérida, Mexico: Enciclopedia de Los Municipios y Delegaciones de México. Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Chapab". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Citincabchén". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Hunabchén". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "Rosa Alvarado". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Xaybé". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 6 May 2015.