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Encyclopedia > Campeche (state)

Campeche is the name of a city and a state in Mexico. This article is about the state. For the city, see: Campeche.


Other Mexican States
Capital Campeche
Other major cities Cd. del Carmen, Escárcega
List of municipalities
Area 50,812 km²
Ranked 18th
(2000 census)
Ranked 30th
Jorge Carlos Hurtado Valdez (PRI/PVEM)
Federal Deputies (2)
PAN = 1
Federal Senators PRI = 2
PAN = 1
ISO 3166-2
Postal abbr.

The State of Campeche was long a part of Yucatán and shared its history through the mid 19th century. Campeche broke away from Yucatán and became a separate state of the United Mexican States on August 7, 1857.

Campeche is bordered by the Mexican states of Yucatán to the north east, Quintana Roo to the east, and Tabasco to the south west. To the south it is bordered by the Petén department of Belize, and to the west by the Gulf of Mexico. The area of Campeche is 56,798 km² (about 21,924 square miles).

In addition to the city of Campeche, the State of Campeche includes the cities of Champotón, Ciudad del Carmen, and Escárcega, the towns of Bolonchén, Calkiní, Dzitbalché, Hecelchakán, Hopelchén, Lerma, Tenabo, and Sabancuy, and many ruins of the Maya civilization such as Becán, Calakmul, Silvituc, Dzibilnocac, Etzná, Hochob, Holactún, Rio Bec, Uxul, Xicalango, Xpuhil, and Xtampak.


See: Municipalities of Campeche

Map from the 1910s

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The State of Campeche is located in the southwest of the Yucatan peninsula and southeast of the Mexican Republic.
Bordered north with Yucatan State, south with Tabasco and the Republic of Guatemala; to the eats with Quintana Roo and Belize, and west with the bay of Campeche in the Gulf of Mexico.
Now days the historical downtown of Campeche City, main center of business, cultural, administrative and tourist activities, is surrounded by buildings from the XVI, XVII, XVIII, and XIX centuries; and edifications with military, civil and religious architecture, as well as complex offices, and houses from the XX century, located in areas gained on the sea.
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