Muxupip Municipality (In the Yucatec Maya Language: “buried bread”) is one of the 106 municipalities in the Mexican state of Yucatán containing 54.93 square kilometres (21.21 sq mi) of land and located roughly 30 kilometres (19 mi) northeast of the city of Mérida. It is bounded on the north by Motul town, on the south by Cacalchén Municipality and on the east and the west by Yaxkukul Municipality and Tixkokob Municipality.
Principal Church of Muxupip, Yucatán
Municipal location in Yucatán
|• Municipal President||José Del Carmen Escareno Ake|
|• Total||54.93 km2 (21.21 sq mi)|
|Elevation||8 m (26 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central Standard Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)|
|Major Airport||Merida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport|
The topography of the municipality is at an average elevation of 8 metres (26 ft). The water resources in the municipality is only of underground water known locally as cenotes, as there no surface water sources within its limits. The predominant climate here is of warm sub-humid conditions. Precipitation occurs in the months from May to July and the rainfall is only 45 millimetres (1.8 in). The average annual temperature is 26.2 °C (79.2 °F). The annual average relative humidity is 66% in March and 89% in December.
The flora recorded here consists of mostly deciduous forest, excluding the agricultural land. The fauna consists of birds such as the tzutzuy, quail, and dove, chachalaca. Mammals found here are opossum, rabbits and bats. Snakes and lizards are the reptiles reported here.
During pre-Hispanic times, the town fell within the provinces under the chieftainship of Ceh Pech. According to archival documents in 1579 it was established Encomienda. After the conquest the area became part of the encomienda system. In 1700, Simón Osorio was the encomendero.
The municipal president is elected for a three-year term. The present president is Dose Del Carmen Escareno Ake (2012-2015). The town council has four councilpersons, who serve as Secretary and councilors of public works, parks and gardens and public lighting.
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.
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.
The head of the municipality is Muxupip, Yucatán. The larger populated areas of the municipality include Catzín, Hacienda Ixim, Sac-Citán, San José Cholul, San José Grande, and San Juan Koop. The significant populations are shown below:
|Entire Municipality (2010)||2,755|
|Muxupip||2280 in 2005|
|San José Grande||35 in 2005|
|San Juan Koop||311 in 2005|
The municipality belongs to the Second Federal Electoral Local District and the Ninth Ward.
Every year from 24 to 27 January is the celebration for the town's patroness, the Virgin of the Assumption. There is also a fiesta held on 25 August in honor of St. James.
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