Tetiz Municipality

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Principal Church of Tetiz, Yucatán
Principal Church of Tetiz, Yucatán
Region 1 Poniente #087
Region 1 Poniente #087
Tetiz is located in Mexico
Location of the Municipality in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°57′44″N 89°56′02″W / 20.96222°N 89.93389°W / 20.96222; -89.93389Coordinates: 20°57′44″N 89°56′02″W / 20.96222°N 89.93389°W / 20.96222; -89.93389
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
State Flag of Yucatan.svg Yucatán
Mexico Ind. 1821
Yucatán Est. 1824
 • Type PRI logo (Mexico).svg 2012–2015[1]
 • Municipal President Jesús Damián Chan Caab[2]
 • Total 180.11 km2 (69.54 sq mi)
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2010[3])
 • Total 4,725
 • Density 26/km2 (68/sq mi)
 • Demonym Umanense
Time zone UTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)
INEGI Code 087
Major Airport Merida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport
Website Official Website
Municipalities of Yucatán

Tetiz Municipality (Yucatec Maya: "place of the sweet potato") is one of the 106 municipalities in the Mexican state of Yucatán containing (180.11 km2) of land and is located roughly 30 kilometres (19 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 Ak Canul. After colonization, the area became part of the encomienda system with various encomenderos, including Pablo de Aguilar and Alonso Hernández between 1700 and 1750.[2]

Yucatán declared its independence from the Spanish Crown in 1821 and in 1825 the area was assigned to the Lower Camino Real under the Hunucma Municipality. In 1918 the area was confirmed as 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 public works; police and transit; public services, education and health; and parks, gardens and ecology.[4]


The head of the municipality is Tetiz, Yucatán. The municipality has 10 other populated places[4] including Homote, Kooté, Muxupilo, Nohuayum, San Antonio, San Antonio Viudas, San Francisco, Toxix and Yulca. The significant populations are shown below:[2]

Community Population
Entire Municipality (2010) 4,725[3]
Nohuayún 712 in 2005[5]
Tetiz 3747 in 2005[6]

Local festivals[edit]

Every year from 10 to 15 August the town holds a festival in honor of our Lady of the Asunción.[2]

Tourist attractions[edit]


  1. ^ "Presidentes Municipales" (in Spanish). Mérida, Mexico: PRI yucatan. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Municipios de Yucatán »Tetiz" (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Mexico In Figures:Tetiz, Yucatán". INEGI (in Spanish and English). Aguascalientes, México: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI). Archived from the original on 6 May 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Tetiz". inafed (in Spanish). Mérida, Mexico: Enciclopedia de Los Municipios y Delegaciones de México. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Nohuayún" (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Tetiz" (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 18 August 2015.