Peto Municipality

Peto Municipality is one of 106 municipalities in Yucatán State, Mexico. It has a municipal seat of the same name and is located in the centre-south portion of the Yucatán, 135 km to the south-east of state capital Mérida.

Peto
Municipality
Location of Peto in Yucatán
Peto
Location of Peto in Yucatán
Coordinates: 20°07′N 89°55′W
Country Mexico
State Yucatán
Government
  TypePRI 2007-2010
  Municipal PresidentJose Vicente Dominguez Canto[1]
Area
  Total3,136 km2 (1,211 sq mi)
 [1]
Elevation
35 m (115 ft)
Population
 (2005 [2][3])
  Total22,386
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)
INEGI Code058
Major AirportMerida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport
IATA CodeMID
ICAO CodeMMMD

Communities

The municipality is made up of 74 communities, the most important include the following:

  • Peto (Municipal Seat)
  • Xoy
  • Yaxcopil
  • Tixhualatun
  • Progresito

Additional Data

City population (2005): 18,177
City Founded: 1549
Annual fairs: 29 April to 3 May; 26 December to 2 January
Media: XEPET-AM, a government-run indigenous community radio station.

References

  1. "Nuestros municipios - Peto". Archived from the original on 1 December 2009. Retrieved 12 November 2009.
  2. "Encyclopedia of the Municipalities of Mexico: Yucatan". Archived from the original on 20 November 2008. Retrieved 1 November 2009.
  3. Census Results by Locality, 2005 Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine INEGI.

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