Timucuy Municipality

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Church at Timucuy, Yucatán
Church at Timucuy, Yucatán
Region 2 Noroeste #090
Region 2 Noroeste #090
Timucuy is located in Mexico
Location of the Municipality in Mexico
Coordinates: 21°09′08″N 89°28′56″W / 21.15222°N 89.48222°W / 21.15222; -89.48222Coordinates: 21°09′08″N 89°28′56″W / 21.15222°N 89.48222°W / 21.15222; -89.48222
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg Mexico
StateFlag of Yucatan.svg Yucatán
 • TypePRI logo (Mexico).svg 2012–2015[1]
 • Municipal PresidentCarlos Eutimio Chan May[2]
 • Total63.15 km2 (24.38 sq mi)
Elevation14 m (46 ft)
 • Total6,833
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)
INEGI Code009
Major AirportMerida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport

Timucuy Municipality (In the Yucatec Maya Language: “place of the dove (divine hen)”) is one of the 106 municipalities in the Mexican state of Yucatán containing (63.15 km2) of land and located roughly 25 km southeast of the city of Mérida.[2]


In ancient times, the area was part of the chieftainship of Chakan until the conquest. At colonization, Timucuy became part of the encomienda system, with a series of encomenderos including Pedro Álvarez in 1549, Gaspar Juárez de Ávila in 1565 and Gertrudis Marín in 1724.[2]

In 1821, Yucatán was declared independent of the Spanish Crown.[2] In 1840, Timucuy was joined with the region of Tecoh. On 24 July 1867, Timucuy was established as a town within the jurisdiction of Acanceh Municipality. In 1988, it was designated as head of its own municipality.[4]


The municipal president is elected for a term of three years. The president appoints Councilpersons to serve on the board for three year terms, as the Secretary and councilors of street lighting, ecology and parks and public gardens.[5]


The head of the municipality is Timucuy, Yucatán. Other populated communities in Timucuy are Flor de Lluvia, Ixtlé, Jalapa, San Antonio, Siibay Yunkú, Subincancab, and Tekit de Regil. The largest populated areas are shown below:[2]

Community Population
Entire Municipality (2010) 6,833[3]
Subincancab 901 in 2005[6]
Tekik de Regil 1847 in 2005[7]
Timucuy 3576 in 2005[8]

Local festivals[edit]

Every year from the 10 to 15 of April is a fair featuring regional dancing.[2]

Tourist attractions[edit]


  1. ^ "Revelación en el PRI: ¡Cómo no íbamos a ganar!, dicen". Diario de Yucatán (in Spanish). Diario de Yucatán. 24 September 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Municipios de Yucatán » Timucuy" (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Mexico In Figures: Timucuy, 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 June 2015.
  4. ^ División territorial del Estado de Yucatán de 1810 a 1995 (PDF) (in Spanish) (1. ed.). Aguascalientes, Ags.: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. 1997. pp. 101, 73, 109, 124. ISBN 970-13-1518-9. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-12-23. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Timucuy". inafed (in Spanish). Mérida, Mexico: Enciclopedia de Los Municipios y Delegaciones de México. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Subincancab". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Tekik de Regil". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Timucuy". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 3 June 2015.