Chemax Municipality

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Chemax
Municipality
Principal Church of Chemax, Yucatán
Principal Church of Chemax, Yucatán
Region 6 Oriente #019
Region 6 Oriente #019
Chemax is located in Mexico
Chemax
Chemax
Location of the Municipality in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°35′00″N 87°33′00″W / 20.58333°N 87.55000°W / 20.58333; -87.55000Coordinates: 20°35′00″N 87°33′00″W / 20.58333°N 87.55000°W / 20.58333; -87.55000
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
State Flag of Yucatan.svg Yucatán
Mexico Ind. 1821
Yucatán Est. 1824
Municipal seat Chemax
Government
 • Type PAN Party (Mexico).svg 2012–2015[1]
 • Municipal President Lucio Balam Herrera[2]
Area
 • Total 1,098.6 km2 (424.2 sq mi)
  [2]
Elevation 26 m (85 ft)
Population (2010[3])
 • Total 33,490
Demonym(s) Chemaxeño
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)
INEGI Code 019
Website Official Website

Chemax Municipality (In the Yucatec Maya Language: “monkey's tree") is one of the 106 municipalities in the Mexican state of Yucatán containing (1,098.6 km2) of land and located roughly 185 km east of the city of Mérida.[2]

History[edit]

There is no accurate data on when the town was founded, though it existed before the conquest as part of the province of Cupules. At colonization, Chemax became part of the encomienda system with the first encomendero noted in 1549 as Juan López de Mena.[2]

Yucatán declared its independence from the Spanish Crown in 1821 and during the Caste War of Yucatán the city was abandoned but repopulated after federal troops regained possession of it.[2] In 1865, the area was assigned to the partition of Valladolid Municipality.[4] In 1918, it was designated as its own municipality.[2]

Governance[edit]

The municipal president is elected for a three-year term. The town council has nine councilpersons, who serve as Secretary and councilors of public works, public lighting, police commissaries, public security, public monuments, nomenclature, ecology, and public sanitation.[5]

Communities[edit]

The head of the municipality is Chemax, Yucatán. There are 170 populated areas of the municipality[5] with the most important locations being: Además, Catzim, Chemax, Chen, Cocoyol, Kuxeb, Lolbé, Mucel, Punta Laguna, San Juan, San Pedro, Santa Cruz, Santa Elena, Sisbichén, Uspibil, Xalaú, X-Can, X-mab, X-maben, Xochmil, X-tejas and Xuneb. The significant populations are shown below:[2]

Community Population
Entire Municipality (2010) 33,490[3]
Chechmil 478 in 2005[6]
Chemax 12764 in 2005[7]
Chulután 466 in 2005[8]
Cocoyol 522 in 2005[9]
Kuxeb 642 in 2005[10]
Mucel 900 in 2005[11]
Sisbichen 1566 in 2005[12]
Uspibil 764 in 2005[13]
Xalau 1813 in 2005[14]
X-Can 4653 in 2005[15]
X-Catzin 1757 in 2005[16]

Local festivals[edit]

  • From 10 to 13 June, festival in honor of San Antonio de Padua, patron saint of the town of Chemax.[2]

Tourist attractions[edit]

  • Churches of San Antonio de Padua, built in the sixteenth century
  • Church of La Purísima Concepción, built in the seventeenth century
  • Church of San Pedro, built in the seventeenth century
  • Archaeological sites at Bolmay, Palaban, Petul, Poxil, Sotpol, Tamba, Xalau, Xcan, Xcoom, Xmaos and Xuyap
  • Cenotes at Abli, Aktun Eek, Aktun Teel, Aktun Uspibil and Alamo I

Climate[edit]

Considered a tropical savanna climate typically with a pronounced dry season. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is Aw (Tropical Savanna Climate).[17]

Climate data for Chemax
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(87)
31
(88)
33
(91)
34
(94)
36
(96)
35
(95)
34
(94)
34
(94)
33
(92)
33
(91)
32
(89)
31
(88)
33.1
(91.6)
Average low °C (°F) 16
(61)
17
(62)
18
(64)
19
(66)
21
(70)
22
(71)
22
(71)
21
(70)
21
(70)
20
(68)
18
(65)
18
(64)
19.4
(66.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 43
(1.7)
56
(2.2)
46
(1.8)
38
(1.5)
79
(3.1)
147
(5.8)
147
(5.8)
168
(6.6)
157
(6.2)
137
(5.4)
56
(2.2)
50
(2)
1,124
(44.3)
Source: Weatherbase [18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Denuncian despidos por 'venganza' de alcaldes" (in Spanish). Mérida, Mexico: gentepractika. 23 Apr 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Municipios de Yucatán »Chemax" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Mexico In Figures:Chemax, Yucatán". INEGI (in Spanish/English). Aguascalientes, México: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI). Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Estado de Yucatán. División Territorial de 1810 a 1995" (PDF). inegi (in Spanish). Aguascalientes, Mexico: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. 1996. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Chemax". inafed (in Spanish). Mérida, Mexico: Enciclopedia de Los Municipios y Delegaciones de México. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Chechmil". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Chemax". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "Chulután". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "Cocoyol". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "Kuxeb". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Mucel". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  12. ^ "Sisbichen". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  13. ^ "Uspibil". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  14. ^ "Xalau". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  15. ^ "X-Can". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "X-Catzin". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 2 August 2015. 
  17. ^ Climate Summary for Chemax
  18. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on July 14, 2013.