Tixpéhual Municipality

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Tixpéhual
Municipality
Church at Tixpéhual, Yucatán
Church at Tixpéhual, Yucatán
Region 2 Noroeste #095
Region 2 Noroeste #095
Tixpéhual is located in Mexico
Tixpéhual
Tixpéhual
Location of the Municipality in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°58′40″N 89°26′30″W / 20.97778°N 89.44167°W / 20.97778; -89.44167Coordinates: 20°58′40″N 89°26′30″W / 20.97778°N 89.44167°W / 20.97778; -89.44167
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
State Flag of Yucatan.svg Yucatán
Government
 • Type PRI logo (Mexico).svg 2012–2015[1]
 • Municipal President José Ángel Ismael Mex Salas[2]
Area
 • Total 68.98 km2 (26.63 sq mi)
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Elevation[2] 8 m (26 ft)
Population (2010[3])
 • Total 5,388
Time zone UTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)
INEGI Code 009
Major Airport Merida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport
IATA Code MID
ICAO Code MMMD
Website Official Website

Tixpéhual Municipality (In the Yucatec Maya Language: “place of the dwarf's greeting”) is one of the 106 municipalities in the Mexican state of Yucatán containing (68.98 km2) of land and located roughly 25 km east of the city of Mérida.[2]

History[edit]

In ancient times, the area was part of the chieftainship of Ceh Pech until the conquest. At colonization, Tixpéhual became part of the encomienda system, which was implemented in 1607.[2]

In 1821, Yucatán was declared independent of the Spanish Crown. In 1825 the area was part of the Coastal region, with its headquarters in Izamal Municipality. In 1847, during the Caste War of Yucatán the native headman was taken to prison and tortured after being suspected of collaboration with the insurgency against the Spanish.[2]

In 1929, Tixpéhual was part of the Tixkokob Municipality.

Governance[edit]

The municipal president is elected for a term of three years. The president appoints four Councilpersons to serve on the board for three year terms, as the Secretary and councilors of public works, nomenclature, ecology, and markets and roads.[4]

Communities[edit]

The head of the municipality is Tixpéhual, Yucatán. Other populated communities Chochóh, Cucá, Kiilinché, Los Flamboyanes, Sahé and Techóh. The largest populated areas are shown below:[2]

Community Population
Entire Municipality (2010) 5,388[3]
Chochóh 530 in 2005[5]
Cucá 114 in 2005[6]
Kiilinché 244 in 2005[7]
Sahé 114 in 2005[8]
Tixpéhual 3312 in 2005[9]

Local festivals[edit]

Every year from the 17 to 20 December a fair is held.[2]

Tourist attractions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Se sentirán orgullosos de nuestro trabajo". Por Esto! (in Spanish). Por Esto!. 19 July 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Municipios de Yucatán » Tixpéhual" (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Mexico In Figures: Tixpéhual, 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. ^ "Tixpéhual". inafed (in Spanish). Mérida, Mexico: Enciclopedia de Los Municipios y Delegaciones de México. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Chochóh". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Cucá". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Kilinché". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Sahé". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "Tixpéhual" (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 5 June 2015.