Seyé Municipality

Seyé Municipality (In the Yucatec Maya Language: “little ladder”) is one of the 106 municipalities in the Mexican state of Yucatán containing (186.50 km2) of land and located roughly 38 km southeast of the city of Mérida.[2]

Church of San Bartolomé Apóstol in Seyé, Yucatán
Church of San Bartolomé Apóstol in Seyé, Yucatán
Region 2 Noroeste #067
Region 2 Noroeste #067
Seyé is located in Mexico
Location of the municipality in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°50′14″N 89°22′19″W / 20.83722°N 89.37194°W / 20.83722; -89.37194Coordinates: 20°50′14″N 89°22′19″W / 20.83722°N 89.37194°W / 20.83722; -89.37194
 • TypePRD logo without border (Mexico).svg 2012–2015[1]
 • Municipal PresidentErmilo Dzul Huchim[2]
 • Total186.50 km2 (72.01 sq mi)
Elevation6 m (20 ft)
 • Total9,276
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)
INEGI Code009
Major AirportMerida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport


There is no accurate data on when the town was founded, though it existed before the conquest and in antiquity belonged to the chieftainship of Hocabail-Homún. At colonization, Seyé became part of the encomienda system with Alonso de Rojas recorded as the encomendero in 1579. He was followed by successors Joaquín Gómez (1607), Antonio Gómez Pacheco (1647) and Pablo de Aguilar (1688).[2]

In 1821, Yucatán was declared independent of the Spanish Crown. In 1825 the area was part of the Beneficios Bajos region, with its headquarters in Sotuta.[2]


The municipal president is elected for a term of three years. The president appoints seven Councilpersons to serve on the board for three year terms, as the Secretary and councilors of public cleanliness, ecology, police, public services, street lighting, trails and markets, 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 Seyé, Yucatán. There are two other major population centers, Holactún and San Bernardino. Within its municipal jurisdiction are eight rancheras with minimal population, which include: Mucchan, Nohcham, Panabá, San Pedro, San Salvador, Santa María, Xteché and Xukú. There are also four haciendas: Macal, Verna, Santo Domingo and Xcehus. The major population areas are shown below:[2]

Community Population
Entire Municipality (2010) 9,276[3]
Holactún 616 in 2005[5]
San Bernardino 233 in 2005[6]
Seyé 8080 in 2005[7]

Local festivalsEdit

Every year from 23 to 27 of August the feast of Saint Bartholomew is celebrated.[2]

Tourist attractionsEdit


  1. ^ "El PRD llamará a cuentas al alcalde de Seyé". PARTIDO REVOLUCIONARIO INSTITUCIONAL (in Spanish). Diario de Yucatán. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Municipios de Yucatán » Seyé" (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Mexico In Figures:Seyé, 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. ^ a b c "Seyé". inafed (in Spanish). Mérida, Mexico: Enciclopedia de Los Municipios y Delegaciones de México. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Holactún". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  6. ^ "San Bernardino". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Seyé". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 3 June 2015.