Tekit Municipality

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Tekit
Municipality
Region 7 Sur #080
Region 7 Sur #080
Tekit is located in Mexico
Tekit
Tekit
Location of the Municipality in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°31′56″N 89°19′53″W / 20.53222°N 89.33139°W / 20.53222; -89.33139Coordinates: 20°31′56″N 89°19′53″W / 20.53222°N 89.33139°W / 20.53222; -89.33139
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
State Flag of Yucatan.svg Yucatán
Mexico Ind. 1821
Yucatán Est. 1824
Government
 • Type PAN logo (Mexico).svg 2012–2015[1]
 • Municipal President Luis Enrique Medina Bacelis[2]
Area
 • Total 219.71 km2 (84.83 sq mi)
  [2]
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (2010[3])
 • Total 9,884
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
 • Demonym Umanense
Time zone UTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)
INEGI Code 80
Major Airport Merida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport
IATA Code MID
ICAO Code MMMD
Website Official Website
Municipalities of Yucatán

Tekit Municipality (In the Yucatec Maya Language: “place which sprawls") is one of the 106 municipalities in the Mexican state of Yucatán containing (219.71 km2) of land and is located roughly 65 km southeast of the city of Mérida.[2]

History[edit]

There is no accurate data on when the town was founded, but during the conquest, it was part of the chieftainship of Tutul Xiu. At colonization, Tekit became part of the encomienda system with a series of encomendaros: Fernando de Bracamonte (1549); Pedro de Ancona and Pedro de Ancona Frías (1700); and Narcisa de Castro y Aguilar (1751), among others. The chiefs after conquest included Alfonso Xiú (1557) and Diego Xiú (1581.[2]

Yucatán declared its independence from the Spanish Crown in 1821, and in 1825 the area was assigned to the low sierra partition of Mama Municipality. In 1845 it was transferred to the Tecoh Municipality but was deserted during the Caste War of Yucatán.[2] In 1867, Tekit was transferred to the Ticul Municipality and in 1988 was confirmed as head of its own municipality.[4]

Governance[edit]

The municipal president is elected for a three-year term. The town council has seven councilpersons, who serve as Secretary and councilors of public works; education, sports and culture; potable water; ecology; nomenclature; 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]

Communities[edit]

The head of the municipality is Tekit, Yucatán. There are 23 populated areas of the municipality[5] including: Chacsiniché, Chacsuy, Dolores Aké, Ixmequel, Jesús, Kankirisché, Kinchahua, San Antonio, San Isidro, San José, San Juan de la Mata, San Nicolás I, San Nicolás II, San Rafael, Santa Cruz, Tixcacal, Tomchún, Ualchén, Wkuim, Xconlum, Xixil, Xtoquitón and Yaxic. The significant populations are shown below:[2]

Community Population
Entire Municipality (2010) 9,884 [3]
Tekit 9087 in 2005[6]

Local festivals[edit]

Every year on 13 June the town celebrates a festival in honor of San Antonio de Padua.[2]

Tourist attractions[edit]

  • Church of Saint Anthony of Padua, built in the sixteenth century
  • archaeological site at Chumula

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Un proyecto une al PAN" (in Spanish). Mérida, Mexico: Diario de Yucatán. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2015. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Municipios de Yucatán »Tekit" (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Mexico In Figures:Tekit, 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. pp. 111, 123. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-12-23. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Tekit". inafed (in Spanish). Mérida, Mexico: Enciclopedia de Los Municipios y Delegaciones de México. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Tekit" (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 6 August 2015.