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Teya Municipality


Dec 11, 2021
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Teya Municipality (In the Yucatec Maya Language: “place of sapodilla”) is one of the 106 municipalities in the Mexican state of Yucatán containing (65.15 km2) of land and located roughly 65 km northeast of the city of Mérida.[2]

Municipality in Yucatán, Mexico

Principal Church of Teya, Yucatán

Region 3 Centro #088

Location of the Municipality in Mexico


Country Mexico
State Yucatán

  Type 2012–2015[1]
  Municipal President Ramón Estrella Sanchez[2]

  Total 65.15 km2 (25.15 sq mi)

9 m (30 ft)

  Total 1,977
Time zone UTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)
INEGI Code 009
Major Airport Merida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport

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Before the arrival of the Spanish, the area belonged to the chieftainship of Ah Kin Chel. After the conquest the area became part of the encomienda system. The encomienda was established in 1565 for Alonso de Castro. By 1678, the encomendero was Anastasio Chacón de Azcorran and in 1690, the encomendera passed to María Barbosa e Ignacia Salazar.[2]

Yucatán declared its independence from the Spanish Crown in 1821 and in 1825, the area was assigned to the Izamal Municipality.[2] By April 1921 it was designated as its own municipality.[4]

The municipal president is elected for a three-year term. The town council has four councilpersons, who serve as Secretary and councilors of health, public services and public sanitation.[5]

The head of the municipality is Teya, Yucatán. The other populated areas of the municipality include Moni, El Paraje Carlos, Sánchez, and the Hacienda Santa Clara. The significant populations are shown below:[2]

Community Population
Entire Municipality (2010) 1,977[3]
Teya 1966 in 2005[6]

Every year at the end of April there is a feast in honor of the town’s patron saint, St. Barnabas, and on 11 June the town holds a fiesta for San Bernardino.[2]

  • Church of St. Barnabas, built in the colonial era.
  1. “Presidentes Municipales” (in Spanish). Mérida, Mexico: PRI yucatan. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  2. “Municipios de Yucatán »Teya” (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  3. “Mexico In Figures:Teya, Yucatán”. INEGI (in Spanish and English). Aguascalientes, México: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI). Archived from the original on 6 May 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  4. “Núm. 183”. Por Esto! (in Spanish). Mérida, Mexico: Por Esto!. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  5. “Teya”. inafed (in Spanish). Mérida, Mexico: Enciclopedia de Los Municipios y Delegaciones de México. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  6. “Teya”. PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
Mérida (capital)
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Region 1, Poniente, Yucatán
Region 2: Noroeste, Yucatán
Region 3: Centro, Yucatán
Region 4: Litoral centro, Yucatán
Region 5: Noreste, Yucatán
Region 6: Oriente, Yucatán
Region 7: Sur, Yucatán

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