Tahdziú Municipality

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Region 6 Oriente #073
Region 6 Oriente #073
Tahdziú is located in Mexico
Location of the Municipality in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°12′08″N 88°56′35″W / 20.20222°N 88.94306°W / 20.20222; -88.94306Coordinates: 20°12′08″N 88°56′35″W / 20.20222°N 88.94306°W / 20.20222; -88.94306
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg Mexico
StateFlag of Yucatan.svg Yucatán
Mexico Ind.1821
Yucatán Est.1824
 • TypePRI logo (Mexico).svg 2012–2015[1]
 • Municipal PresidentVictoria Yaa Medina[2]
 • Total53.65 km2 (20.71 sq mi)
32 m (105 ft)
 • Total4,447
 • Density83/km2 (210/sq mi)
 • Demonym
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)
INEGI Code073
Major AirportMerida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport
Municipalities of Yucatán

Tahdziú Municipality (Yucatec Maya: "place of the strong Tziu bird") is one of the 106 municipalities in the Mexican state of Yucatán containing (53.65 km2) of land and is located roughly 145 kilometres (90 mi) southeast 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. After colonization, the area became part of the encomienda system with Juan Magaña Arroyo and Juan de Argais y Cienfuegos, serving as encomenderos over 360 indigenous people.[2]

Yucatán declared its independence from the Spanish Crown in 1821,[2] and in 1825 the area was assigned to the High Sierra partition with headquarters in Tekax Municipality. In 1867, it was moved to the jurisdiction of the Peto Municipality before being confirmed as its own municipality in 1988.[4]


The municipal president is elected for a three-year term. The town council has four councilpersons, who serve as Secretary and councilors of public security; cleanliness, hygiene and public sanitation; public monuments; and nomenclature.[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 Tahdziú, Yucatán. The municipality has 30 populated places[5] besides the seat including Mocte, San Isidro Uno, Santa Margarita and Timul. The significant populations are shown below:[2]

Community Population
Entire Municipality (2010) 4,447[3]
Tahdziú 3242 in 2005[6]
Timul 451 in 2005[7]

Local festivals[edit]

Every year on 18 April there is a feast to celebrate Saint Peter the Apostle and from 7 to 12 August, the town celebrates a festival for its patron, San Lorenzo.[2]

Tourist attractions[edit]

  • Church of San Lorenzo, built during the seventeenth century
  • archeological site at Sitpach
  • archeological site at Xemas
  • Hacienda Xtabay


  1. ^ "Presidentes Municipales" (in Spanish). Mérida, Mexico: PRI yucatan. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Municipios de Yucatán »Tahdziú" (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Mexico In Figures:Tahdziú, Yucatán". INEGI (in Spanish and English). Aguascalientes, México: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI). Archived from the original on 6 May 2015. Retrieved 10 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. pp. 83, 116, 124. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-12-23. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d "Tahdziú". inafed (in Spanish). Mérida, Mexico: Enciclopedia de Los Municipios y Delegaciones de México. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Tahdziú" (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Timul" (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 8 August 2015.