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                                                          OXKUTZCAB

Come Oxkutzcab a quiet place, with warm and friendly people. Comice Corner and traditions that will leave a beautiful memory.

 

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History

Oxkutzcab means "free land", "instead of 3 wild turkeys", or "place of Ramon snuff and honey".

Founded by Xiu Maya group in pre-Hispanic times after he left the city state of Mani, part of the chiefdom of Tutul Viu Mani.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Geography

Is located in the southern state of Yucatan. Ticul bordered on the north St.Helena, south Tekax, Akil the east, west with the state of Campeche.

Its average height above sea level is 33 meters. Covering an area of 512.23 square kilometers.

 

 

 

 

 

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Climate

The region warm-sub humid has a mean annual temperature of 26.3c with rains in the months of May and June.

The prevailing winds are from the southeast.

 

 

 

 

 

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Biodiversity Flora


The flora existing in the municipality is classified as medium forest with secondary vegetation. Some species are poppy bojom, cedar, caiba and balche among others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fauna

The fauna is represented by: spider monkey, rabbit, raccoon, deer, iguanas, snakes, turtles, goat, turkey and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Demographics and Religion

According to data from the INEGI and 2010 census, Oxkutzcab has a population of 29.325 inhabitants, of whom 70% are inclined to the Catholic religion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Economy

The region is famous for its production of citrus.

The cultivation of orange, tangerine, grapefruit, and lemon has been the basis of the municipal economy.

Other fruits such as mamey, avocados, mangoes and bananas. Its also characterized by its cultivation of snuff.

 

 

 

 

 

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Culture

From 10 to August 16 carried out the "Fair of Orange" around the main square of the municipal seat is installed stores and organizes dances.

 

 

 

 

 

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For the holidays of all Saints and Faithful Departed is traditional to place an altar in the place of the house where the dead are offered food that they liked. 

At parties people dance regional jaranas competing among participants.

 

 

 

 

 

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Gastronomy

Typical dishes are: Papadzules, Cochinita pibil, Frijol with pork, Puchero de tres carnes, Chicken Escabeche, Dear, Salbutes, Poc-Chuc, and Turkey. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Desserts are: Yuca with honey, pumkin Melaka, Melcocha, Arepas and more. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Traditionall beverages are Xtabentun, Balche, pozole with coconut, horchata and fresh fruit waters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tourist Attractions

The former convent of St.Francis of Assisi XVIII century; The Ermita of the Virgin Pilar XVII century; The chapel of St.Stephen XIX century and the former Hacienda of Tabi.

It also has archaeological Sayil, Labna, Xlapac, Kom, Kiuic, Oxkutzcab and Sabacche.

 

 

 

 

 

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