Kanasín Municipality

Kanasín Municipality (In the Yucatec Maya Language: “tense or strongly tightened”) is one of the 106 municipalities in the Mexican state of Yucatán containing (72.81 km2) of land and located roughly 5 km east of the city of Mérida.[2]

Kanasín Municipality
Principal Church of Kanasín, Yucatán
Principal Church of Kanasín, Yucatán
Region 2 Noroeste #041
Region 2 Noroeste #041
Kanasín Municipality is located in Mexico
Kanasín Municipality
Kanasín Municipality
Location of the Municipality in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°56′N 89°34′W / 20.933°N 89.567°W / 20.933; -89.567Coordinates: 20°56′N 89°34′W / 20.933°N 89.567°W / 20.933; -89.567
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg Mexico
StateFlag of Yucatan.svg Yucatán
City established1921
 • TypePRI logo (Mexico).svg 2012–2015[1]
 • Municipal PresidentCarlos Fernando Andrade Muñoz[2]
 • Total72.81 km2 (28.11 sq mi)
10 m (30 ft)
 • Total78,709
 • Density1,081.02/km2 (2,799.8/sq mi)
 • demonym
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)
Postal Code
Area code(s)999
INEGI Code041
Major AirportMerida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport
Municipalities of Yucatan


It is unknown which chieftainship the area was under prior to the arrival of the Spanish. After the conquest the area became part of the encomienda system. One of the first encomenderos was Francisco Sosa, with 209 Indians in his charge. Later it passed to Josefa Díaz Bolio, who had care of 211 Indians and then to reverend Sister María Josefa, with 155 Indians.[2]

Yucatán declared its independence from the Spanish Crown in 1821 and in 1825, Kanasín was established as head of its own municipality.[2]


The municipal president is elected for a three-year term. The town council has nine councilpersons, who serve as Secretary and councilors of policing and neighborhoods, public works, health and ecology, education, culture and sports, public monuments, parks and gardens, transportation, and nomenclature.[4]

The Municipal Council administers the business of the municipality. It is responsible for budgeting and expenditures and producing all required reports for all branches of the municipal administration. Annually it determines educational standards for schools.[4]

The Police Commissioners ensure public order and safety. They are tasked with enforcing regulations, distributing materials and administering rulings of general compliance issued by the council.[4]


The head of the municipality is Kanasín, Yucatán. There are 76 inhabited placed in the municipality. Some of the more important ones include Habal, Mulchechén, San Antonio Tehuitz, San Antonio Xiol, San Pedro Nóhpat, and Teya. The significant populations are shown below:[2]

Community Population
Entire Municipality (2010) 78,709[3]
Kanasín 50,357 in 2005[5]
San Antonio Tehuitz 732 in 2005[6]
Teya 554 in 2005[7]

Other localities:

Local festivalsEdit

  • December 8 Celebration to honor the Immaculate Conception[2]
  • January 29 to February 2 Feast of the Virgin de la Candelaria[2]
  • March Popular carnival[2]

Tourist attractionsEdit


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