Region 7 Sur #018
|• Municipal President||Pedro Pablo Zapata Pacheco|
|• Total||168.62 km2 (65.10 sq mi)|
|Elevation||6 m (20 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central Standard Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)|
|Major Airport||Merida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The municipality is made up of 5 communities:
|Entire Municipality (2010)||3,035|
|Chapab||2057 in 2005|
|Citincabchén||817 in 2005|
|Hunabchén||34 in 2005|
|Rosa Alvarado||9 in 2005|
|Xaybé||3 in 2005|
Every year from the 28 November to 8 December a fiesta is celebrated in honor of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception.
- Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle
- Hacienda Citincabchén
- Hacienda Ycman
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- "Priistas agradecidos En Valladolid y Tzucacab aún se regalan despensas" (in Spanish). Mérida, Mexico: Diario de Yucatán. 12 July 2012. Archived from the original on 6 July 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
- "Municipios de Yucatán » Chapab" (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 May 2015.
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- "Citincabchén". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
- "Hunabchén". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
- "Rosa Alvarado". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
- "Xaybé". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 6 May 2015.