Kinchil Municipality

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Principal Church of Kinchil, Yucatán
Principal Church of Kinchil, Yucatán
Region 1 Poniente #044
Region 1 Poniente #044
Kinchil is located in Mexico
Location of the Municipality in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°54′58″N 89°56′49″W / 20.91611°N 89.94694°W / 20.91611; -89.94694Coordinates: 20°54′58″N 89°56′49″W / 20.91611°N 89.94694°W / 20.91611; -89.94694
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
State Flag of Yucatan.svg Yucatán
Mexico Ind. 1821
Yucatán Est. 1824
 • Type PAN logo (Mexico).svg 2012–2015[1]
 • Municipal President Marco Antonio Poot Aguallo[2]
 • Total 160.95 km2 (62.14 sq mi)
Elevation 8 m (26 ft)
Population (2010[3])
 • Total 6,571
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Demonym Umanense
Time zone UTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)
INEGI Code 044
Major Airport Merida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport
Website Official Website
Municipalities of Yucatán

Kinchil Municipality (Yucatec Maya: "Place of the god Kinich") is one of the 106 municipalities in the Mexican state of Yucatán containing (160.95 km2) of land and is located roughly 35 kilometres (22 mi) west of the city of Mérida.[2]


There is no accurate data on when the town was founded, but it was a settlement before the conquest and was located in the chieftainship of Ah Canul. After colonization, the area became part of the encomienda system with various encomenderos, with Pedro Castellanos and Petrona Magaña Dorantes serving at different times.[2]

Yucatán declared its independence from the Spanish Crown in 1821 and in 1825 the area was assigned to the Hunucma Municipality. In 1900 the area became its own municipality.[2]


The municipal president is elected for a three-year term. The town council has four councilpersons, who serve as Secretary and councilors of heritage and monuments; public works and public cleanliness; roads; and public buildings.[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]


The head of the municipality is Kinchil, Yucatán. The municipality has 6 populated places[4] besides the seat including Bella Flor and Tamchén. The significant populations are shown below:[2]

Community Population
Entire Municipality (2010) 6,571[3]
Kinchil 5705 in 2005[5]
Tamchén 259 in 2005[6]

Local festivals[edit]

Every year on 24 May the town celebrates the feast of its patron, Christ of the Blisters.[2]

Tourist attractions[edit]


  1. ^ "Kinchil le da una buena respuesta a la campaña del panista Marco Poot" (in Spanish). Mexico: El Tiempo. 17 June 2012. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Municipios de Yucatán »Kinchil" (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Mexico In Figures:Kinchil, Yucatán". INEGI (in Spanish and English). Aguascalientes, México: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI). Archived from the original on 6 May 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Kinchil". inafed (in Spanish). Mérida, Mexico: Enciclopedia de Los Municipios y Delegaciones de México. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Kinchil" (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Tamchén" (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 15 August 2015.