Church of Homún, Yucatán
Region 3 Centro #036
|• Municipal President||José Alejandro Pech Pat|
|• Total||192.89 km2 (74.48 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|
Homún Municipality (In the Yucatec Maya Language: “Unripened”) is one of the 106 municipalities in the Mexican state of Yucatán containing (192.89 km2) of land and located roughly 50 km southeast of the city of Mérida.
After the conquest, during the colonial period, the Municipality of Homún was founded as an encomienda first for Pedro Alvarez y Melchor Pacheco in 1549; Juan Vela in 1564; Juan Vela de Aguirre, Catalina de Rua and Santillán Gómez del Castillo in 1579; Pedro de Mézquita in 1629; Cristóbal Gutiérrez Flores, Juan del Castillo y Quiñones and Juan Serrano in 1687; Ana Serrano and Alonso de Aranda y Aguayo in 1710, who had control of 162 Indians; and finally Antonio del Castillo y Carrillo in 1725 who controlled 469 Indians.
In the modern era, in 1825, Homún became part of the Municipality of Sotuta and in 1829 the farm named Sutupil was joined with the municipality. In 1884 the location became a village in its own right.
The municipal president is elected for a term of three years. The president appoints seven Councilpersons to serve on the board for three year terms, as the Secretary and councilors of street lighting, public works, potable water, market and supply, parks and public gardens, public monuments, and nomenclature.
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.
The municipality is made up of 8 communities, which are considered of importance Chichi Lagos, Homún, Kanpepén, Kanún, Polabán, San Antonio, San Isidro Ochil and Yalahán. Other minor communities are: Chan Santo, Cho-chich, Culul, Kanka-Chen, Kan Kadzonot, Santa Cruz, Sintunil, and Sipchac.
|Entire Municipality (2010)||7,268|
|Chichi Lagos||0 in 2005|
|Homún||5826 in 2005|
|Kampepén||35 in 2005|
|Kanún||0 in 2005|
|Polabán||77 in 2005|
|San Antonio Kolondet||10 in 2005|
|San Isidro Ochil||937 in 2005|
|Yalahán||0 in 2005|
Every year from the 6 to 14 July a fiesta is held in honor of San Buenaventura.
- Cenote Balmil
- Santa Maria Cave & Cenote
- Santa Rosa Cenote
- Tza Ujun Kat Cenote
- Yaxbakaltun Cenote
- Yalahau Lagoon
- Cathedral of St. Bonaventure
- Cathedral of St. James
- Hacienda Chichí de los Lagos
- Hacienda Polabán
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