Tixméhuac Municipality

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Tixméhuac
Municipality
Region 7 Sur #094
Region 7 Sur #094
Tixméhuac is located in Mexico
Tixméhuac
Tixméhuac
Location of the Municipality in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°14′07″N 89°06′30″W / 20.23528°N 89.10833°W / 20.23528; -89.10833Coordinates: 20°14′07″N 89°06′30″W / 20.23528°N 89.10833°W / 20.23528; -89.10833
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg Mexico
StateFlag of Yucatan.svg Yucatán
Mexico Ind.1821
Yucatán Est.1824
Government
 • TypePRD logo without border (Mexico).svg 2012–2015[1]
 • Municipal PresidentEdilberto Rodriguez López[2]
Area
 • Total251.65 km2 (97.16 sq mi)
 [2]
Elevation
33 m (108 ft)
Population
 (2010[3])
 • Total4,746
 • Density19/km2 (49/sq mi)
 • Demonym
Umanense
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)
INEGI Code094
Major AirportMerida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport
IATA CodeMID
ICAO CodeMMMD
Municipalities of Yucatán

Tixméhuac Municipality (Yucatec Maya: "Place of Xmeuac tribe") is one of the 106 municipalities in the Mexican state of Yucatán containing (251.65 km2) of land and is located roughly 110 kilometres (68 mi) southeast of the city of Mérida.[2]

History[edit]

There is no accurate data on when the town was founded, but it was a settlement before the conquest and under the chieftainship of Tutul Xiu. After colonization, the area became part of the encomienda system with various encomenderos, including: Juan Xiu, in 1557; Hernando Xiu, in 1565; and Pablo Cen, in 1579.[2]

Yucatán declared its independence from the Spanish Crown in 1821,[2] and in 1825 the area was assigned to the Tekax Municipality.[4] In 1900 it becomes its own municipality.[2]

Governance[edit]

The municipal president is elected for a three-year term. The town council has four councilpersons, who serve as Secretary and councilors of public works, public services and cemeteries.[5]

Communities[edit]

The head of the municipality is Tixméhuac, Yucatán. The municipality has 25 populated places[5] besides the seat including Chican, Chuchub, Dzutóh, Ebtún, Kimbilá, Sabacché, Sisbic and Xeo-pil. The significant populations are shown below:[2]

Community Population
Entire Municipality (2010) 4,746[3]
Chicán 567 in 2005[6]
Dzutoh 116 in 2005[7]
Kimbilá 510 in 2005[8]
Sabacché 572 in 2005[9]
Sisbic 172 in 2005[10]
Tixméhuac 2189 in 2005[11]

Local festivals[edit]

Every year on 19 September the town celebrates the feast of Saint Michael the Archangel.[2]

Tourist attractions[edit]

  • Church of Saint Michael the Archangel, built during the eighteenth century
  • archeological sites at Chucub, Kimbilá, Modzil and Nocas

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Conceden licencia al diputado Edilberto Rodríguez López (PRD)" (in Spanish). Mérida, Mexico: Por Esto!. 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Municipios de Yucatán »Tixméhuac" (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Mexico In Figures:Tixméhuac, 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. p. 115. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-12-23. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Tixméhuac". inafed (in Spanish). Mérida, Mexico: Enciclopedia de Los Municipios y Delegaciones de México. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Chicán" (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Dzutoh" (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Kimbilá" (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Sabacché" (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Sisbic" (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  11. ^ "Tixméhuac" (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 10 August 2015.