Mayapán Municipality

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Region 7 Sur #049
Region 7 Sur #049
Mayapán is located in Mexico
Location of the Municipality in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°26′05″N 89°12′50″W / 20.43472°N 89.21389°W / 20.43472; -89.21389Coordinates: 20°26′05″N 89°12′50″W / 20.43472°N 89.21389°W / 20.43472; -89.21389
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg Mexico
StateFlag of Yucatan.svg Yucatán
Mexico Ind.1821
Yucatán Est.1824
 • TypePAN logo (Mexico).svg 2012–2015[1]
 • Municipal PresidentVíctor Manuel Pool Cen[2]
 • Total103.47 km2 (39.95 sq mi)
24 m (79 ft)
 • Total3,269
 • Density32/km2 (82/sq mi)
 • Demonym
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)
INEGI Code049
Major AirportMerida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport
Municipalities of Yucatán

Mayapán Municipality (In the Yucatec Maya Language: “flag of the Mayas") is one of the 106 municipalities in the Mexican state of Yucatán containing (103.47 km2) of land and is located roughly 95 km southeast of the city of Mérida.[2]


The area that is now the Mayapán Municipality was previously part of the Chumayel Municipality.[2] In 1935, it became the head of its own municipality.[4]


The municipal president is elected for a three-year term. The town council has four councilpersons, who serve as Secretary and councilors of health, public works, parks and gardens and public monuments.[5]

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.[5]

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.[5]


The head of the municipality is Mayapán, Yucatán. Besides the seat, the populated areas of the municipality include: Chacchibilá, Cumax, Cuzamá, Ibachil, San Antonio, San Antonio Techó, San Ignacio, San Juan, San Juan Uc, San Pedro, San Simón, Santa Isabel, Santa María González, Shichechén, Xcotzá and Yaxbacaltún. The significant populations are shown below:[2]

Community Population
Entire Municipality (2010) 3,269[3]
Mayapán 2958 in 2005[6]

Local festivals[edit]

Every year on 18 March a celebration is held in honor of the Holy Christ of Love.[2]


  1. ^ "Un proyecto une al PAN" (in Spanish). Mérida, Mexico: Diario de Yucatán. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2015.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Municipios de Yucatán »Mayapán" (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Mexico In Figures:Mayapán, Yucatán". INEGI (in Spanish and English). Aguascalientes, México: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI). Archived from the original on 6 May 2015. Retrieved 3 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. p. 89. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 December 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "Mayapán". inafed (in Spanish). Mérida, Mexico: Enciclopedia de Los Municipios y Delegaciones de México. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Mayapán". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 3 August 2015.