Location of Tixkokob in Yucatán
|• Total||159.67 km2 (61.65 sq mi)|
|Elevation||8 m (26 ft)|
|Time zone||Central Standard Time (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)|
|Major Airport||Merida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport|
|Website||Nuestros municipios - Tixkokob|
The small Municipality of Tixkokob is one of the 106 subdivisions of the State of Yucatán in Mexico. Its municipal seat is located in the City of Tixkokob. The town of Tixkokob is famous within the area for high quality hammock weaving. The municipality made up largely of working class communities.
The municipality is made up of 17 different communities, of which the most important are:
- Tixkokob (Municipal Center)
- San Antonio Millet
Places of interest
The archaeological zone of Ake is located in the municipality of Tixkokob, 15 kilometers from the township of Tixkokob.
Notable locals include the following:
Tixkokob chieftain who was accused of attending a Tehchamac human sacrifice, Tehchamac was located near the border of the province of Chepech Chacan.
Ah Kin Chablé
Tixkokob priest, who served as an informant to Adelantado Montejo. The Maya priest converted to Christianity and took the name of D. Lorenzo Chablé.
Arsenio Puerto Lara
A supporter of Carrillo Puerto and a member of the socialist league when she was young. Carrillo Puerto received the support of thousands of henequen workers. General Cardenas supported Lara to succeed General Canto Echeverria. In his tenure at the Committee, Lara obtained significant benefits for the farmers of Tixkokob.
Carlos R. Menéndez
Writer, journalist and historian (1872–1961), founder of the Printing Company currently publishes the newspaper Diario de Yucatán.
- "Nuestros municipios - Tixkokob". Retrieved 2009-10-21.
- "Encyclopedia of the Municipalities of Mexico: Yucatan". Retrieved 2009-11-01.
- Census Results by Locality, 2005 INEGI.