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The Yucatán Peninsula separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico. It comprises part of Mexico, the nation of Belize, and Guatemala's northern territory of El Petén. The Yucatán peninsula roughly coincides with the zone of influence of the Pre-Columbian Maya civilization. Ethnic Maya and Mestizos of partial Maya descent still make up a sizable portion of the region's population, and Maya languages are still widely spoken there. Central America and the Caribbean The Caribbean Sea is a body of water adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, south of the Gulf of Mexico. ... The Gulf of Mexico is a major body of water bordered and nearly landlocked by North America. ... El Petén El Petén is a department of the nation of Guatemala. ... The Maya are people of southern Mexico and northern Central America (Guatemala, Belize, western Honduras, and El Salvador) with some 3,000 years of history. ... This article will mostly concern itself with the Maya civilization after the conquest by Spain. ... Mestizo (Portuguese, Mestiço; Canadian French, Métis: from Late Latin mixtcius, from Latin mixtus, past participle of miscre, to mix) is a term of Spanish origin used to designate the peoples of mixed European and Amerindian racial strain inhabiting the region spanning the Americas, from the Canadian prairies in the north... The Mayan languages are a family of related languages spoken from South-Eastern Mexico through northern Central America as far south as Honduras. ...


Yucatán is also the name of one of the 31 states of Mexico, located on the north of the Yucatán Peninsula. The term The Yucatán is also used in Mexico to refer to the three states on the peninsula: Yucatán, Campeche, and Quintana Roo. For the state in Mexico, see State of Campeche. ... Other Mexican States Capital Chetumal Other major cities Cancún Cozumel list of municipalities Area 50,212 km² Ranked 19th Population (2000 census) 873,800 Ranked 29th Governor of Quintana Roo (2005-2011) Félix González Cantú (PRI) Federal Deputies (2) PRI = 2 Federal Senators PRI = 2 PAN = 1...

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The state of Yucatán

ESTADO DE YUCATÁN
Image:Yucatan in Mexiko.png
Other Mexican States
Capital Mérida
Other major cities Valladolid
list of municipalities
Area 38,402 km²
Ranked 20th
Population
(2000 census)
1,655,700
Ranked 21st
Governor of Yucatán
(2001-07)
Patricio Patrón Laviada (PAN, with PRD PVEM PT)
Federal Deputies (5) PRI = 3
PAN = 2
Federal Senators PRI = 2
PAN = 1
ISO 3166-2
Postal abbr.
MX-YUC
Yuc.

The Mexican state of Yucatán borders the Mexican states of Campeche to the south west, Quintana Roo to the east and southeast, and the Gulf of Mexico to the north and west. Mexico map, showing Yucatan state, from de wikipedia This image is assumed to be in the Public Domain by analogy with Image:Tamaulipas in Mexiko. ... The United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos or Mexico) comprises 31 states (estados) and one federal district (Distrito Federal), which contains the capital, Mexico City. ... Mérida is the capital city of the state of Yucatán, Mexico. ... Valladolid is a small city in the state of Yucatán, Mexico. ... The Mexican state of Yucatán is made up of 106 municipalities (municipios). ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Political division of Mexico The following table presents a listing of Mexicos 31 federal states (and its Federal District, officially not a state), ranked in order of their surface area. ... Political division of Mexico The following table presents a listing of Mexicos 31 federal states (and its Federal District, officially not a state), ranked in order of their total population (per year 2000 census data from INEGI). ... Governors of the state of Yucatán, Mexico Since independence from Spain (list currently incomplete): José Tiburcio López Constante 1825 Santiago Méndez Ibarra 5 terms, 1840s–1850s Miguel Barbachano 5 terms, 1841–1853 Crescencio José Pinel Manuel Cepeda Peraza 1860s José Maria Pino Suárez 1911 Jesús L. González 1911 Nicolás Cámara... Patricio José Patrón Laviada (born 17 December 1957) is governor of the state of Yucatán, Mexico. ... The National Action Party (Spanish: Partido Acción Nacional), known by the acronym PAN, is a conservative party and one of the main political parties in Mexico. ... The Party of the Democratic Revolution (in Spanish: Partido de la Revolución Democrática, PRD) is one of the three main political parties in Mexico. ... The Green Ecological Party of Mexico (Spanish: Partido Verde Ecologista de México, known by the abbreviation PVEM) is one of the six political parties to enjoy representation in the Mexican Congress. ... The Labour Party (Partido del Trabajo, abbreviated to PT) is a Mexican political party. ... The Chamber of Deputies (Spanish: Cámara de Diputados) is the lower house of Mexicos bicameral legislature, the Congress of the Union. ... The Institutional Revolutionary Party (Spanish: Partido Revolucionario Institucional or PRI) held power in Mexico for more than 70 years. ... The National Action Party (Spanish: Partido Acción Nacional), known by the acronym PAN, is a conservative party and one of the main political parties in Mexico. ... The Senate (Spanish: Cámara de Senadores or Senado) is the upper house of Mexicos bicameral Congress. ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ... Campeche is the name of a city and a state in Mexico. ... Other Mexican States Capital Chetumal Other major cities Cancún Cozumel list of municipalities Area 50,212 km² Ranked 19th Population (2000 census) 873,800 Ranked 29th Governor of Quintana Roo (2005-2011) Félix González Cantú (PRI) Federal Deputies (2) PRI = 2 Federal Senators PRI = 2 PAN = 1... The Gulf of Mexico is a major body of water bordered and nearly landlocked by North America. ...


The state capital is Mérida. The state of Yucatán also contains the cities of Izamal, Maní, Motul, Muná, Progreso, Tekax, Ticul, Tizimín, Umán, and Valladolid; numerous towns including Celestun, Chemax, Kanasín, Oxcutzcab, Peto, Sisal, Tecoh, and Telchaquillo, villages including Xtul, and many important ruins of the Maya civilization including Acanceh, Ake, Chacmultun, Chichen Itza, Dzibilichaltun, Kabah, Labná, Mayapan, Sayil, Uxmal and Yaxuna. Mérida is the capital city of the state of Yucatán, Mexico. ... Izamal is a small city in Yucatán state, Mexico, 72 km (about 40 miles) East of Mérida, Yucatán, at 20. ... Maní is a small city in the state of Yucatán, Mexico. ... Motul is a small city in Yucatán state, Mexico, located some 44 km east of Mérida, Yucatán at 21. ... Muná is a small city in Yucatán state, Mexico, to the south of the state capital of Mérida at 20. ... Progreso is a port city in the state of Yucatán, Mexico, located on the Gulf of Mexico in the north-west of the state at 21°28′ N 89°67′ W, some 45 minutes north of the state capital of Mérida by highway. ... Categories: Stub ... Ticul is a small city in Yucatán state, Mexico. ... Tizimín is a small city in the north-east of the state of Yucatán, Mexico. ... Umán is a small city in the state of Yucatán, Mexico, located at 20°89′ N 89°74′ W. As of 2003, Umán had a population of about 27,000 people. ... Valladolid is a small city in the state of Yucatán, Mexico. ... Celestún: New (left) and old lighthouses Celestun beach Celestún is a town in the Yucatán state of Mexico. ... Sisal is a seaport town in the state of Yucatán, Mexico. ... Tecoh is a town in the state of Yucatán, Mexico, located at 20. ... Xtul, (pronounced shtool), is a small village in the state of Yucatan, Mexico. ... The Maya are people of southern Mexico and northern Central America (Guatemala, Belize, western Honduras, and El Salvador) with some 3,000 years of history. ... Temple of the Warriors Chichen Itza is the largest of the Pre-Columbian archaeological sites in Yucat n, Mexico. ... Kabah (also spelled Kabaah, Kabáh, Kahbah and Kaba) is a ruined city of the Maya civilization in the south-east of the state of Yucatán, Mexico. ... Palace of Labna Labná is a ruined ceremonial center of the Maya civilization in the state of Yucatán, Mexico. ... Mayapan (in Spanish Mayapán) is a Pre-Columbian Maya site in the state of Yucatán, Mexico, about 40 km south-east of Mérida and 100 km west of Chichen Itza. ... Uxmal is a large Pre-Columbian ruined city of the Maya civilization in the state of Yucatán, Mexico. ...


See also: Municipalities of Yucatán The Mexican state of Yucatán is made up of 106 municipalities (municipios). ...


Yucatán, Mexico

In 1857 Campeche broke off from Yucatán to become a separate state. On 24 November 1902, President Porfirio Díaz proclaimed the creation of the territory of Quintana Roo, separating that territory from the state of Yucatán. 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... For the state in Mexico, see State of Campeche. ... November 24 is the 328th day (329th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1902 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Term of Office: 29 November 1876 - 30 November 1880 (first term) – 1 December 1884 - 25 May 1911 (second term) Preceded by: Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada (1876), Manuel Gonzalez (1884) Succeeded by: Manuel Gonzalez (1880), Francisco León de la Barra interim (1911) Date of birth: 15 September 1830 Place of birth... Other Mexican States Capital Chetumal Other major cities Cancún Cozumel list of municipalities Area 50,212 km² Ranked 19th Population (2000 census) 873,800 Ranked 29th Governor of Quintana Roo (2005-2011) Félix González Cantú (PRI) Federal Deputies (2) PRI = 2 Federal Senators PRI = 2 PAN = 1...


Sisal for making rope was probably the first major export crop of the Yucatán Peninsula. The region prospered from this lucrative crop until alternative rope materials came into wider use after World War I and henequen (sometimes called "green gold") was planted in other places around the world, setting up competing industries. The decades of the henequen boom was a fairly progressive era for Yucatán; the city of Mérida had electric streetlights and trolley cars before Mexico City. It is said there were more millionaires in Mérida at that time than anywhere else in the Americas. Today, the Paseo de Montejo, an avenue patterned after the Champs d'Elysées in Paris, is lined with both abandoned and renovated mansions from that era. For the programming language, see SISAL, and for the town, see Sisal, Yucatán. ... Rope is also the title of a movie by Alfred Hitchcock Coils of rope used for long-line fishing A rope is a length of fibers, twisted or braided together to improve strength, for pulling and connecting. ... Missing image Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... Mexico City (Spanish: Ciudad de México) is the federal capital of, and largest city in, Mexico. ...


Until the mid 20th century most of Yucatán's contact with the outside world was by sea; trade with the USA and Cuba, as well as Europe and other Caribbean islands, was more significant than that with the rest of Mexico. In the 1950s the Yucatán was linked to the rest of Mexico by railway, followed by highway in the 1960s, ending the region's comparative isolation. Today the Yucatán still demonstrates a unique culture from the rest of Mexico, including its own style of food. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... Millennia: 1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium Events and trends Technology United States tests the first fusion bomb. ... Events and trends The 1960s was a turbulent decade of change around the world. ...


Commercial jet airplanes began arriving in Mérida in the 1960s, and additional international airports were built first in Cozumel and then in the new planned resort community of Cancún in the 1980s, making tourism a major force in the economy of the Yucatan Peninsula. Cozumel is an island off the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, opposite Playa del Carmen. ... Cancún is a coastal city in Mexicos easternmost state, Quintana Roo. ... Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ...


The first Maya governor of Yucatán, Francisco Luna Kan, was elected in 1976. Dr. Francisco Epigmenio Luna Kan (born 3 December 1925) is a Mexican politician. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Today, the Yucatan Peninsula is a major tourism destination, as well as home to one of the largest indigenous populations in Mexico, the Maya. A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ...


History

Prehistory

Main article: Chicxulub Crater Radar topography reveals the 180 kilometer (112 mile) wide ring of the crater (image courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech) Chicxulub Crater is an ancient impact crater buried underneath the Yucatan peninsula, with its center located approximately underneath the town of Chicxulub, Yucatán, Mexico. ...


It is thought that the asteroid impact event which rendered the dinosaurs extinct occurred at the location where the Yucatán peninsula is today, centered on the current-day town of Chicxulub. An asteroid is a small, solid object in our Solar System, orbiting the Sun. ... Artists impression of a major impact event. ... Orders Saurischia    Sauropodomorpha    Theropoda Ornithischia Dinosaurs are reptiles that dominated the terrestrial ecosystem for most of their 165-million year existence. ... In biology and ecology, extinction is the ceasing of existence of a species or group of species. ... Chicxulub (pronounced as CHEEK-shoe-lube) is a town in the state of Yucatán, Mexico, located at 21°14′ N 89°51′ W In 2000 the town had a population of about 3,400 people. ...


Pre-Columbian era

Before the arrival of the Spanish in the area, the Yucatán was the home of the Maya civilisation. Archaelogical remains show ceremonial architecture dating back some 3000 years; some hieroglyphic texts date back to the Maya Pre-Classic era. Maya cities of the Yucatán continued to flourish after the Central Lowland Classic Maya cities collapsed; some continued to be occupied through the arrival of the Spanish. Many ruins of their cities can still be found on the peninsula, such as Chichen Itza and Uxmal. Other important ancient cities were built over and continue to be occupied today, such as Izamal and Mérida (formerly T'ho). Temple of the Warriors Chichen Itza is the largest of the Pre-Columbian archaeological sites in Yucat n, Mexico. ... Uxmal is a large Pre-Columbian ruined city of the Maya civilization in the state of Yucatán, Mexico. ...


The lords of Chichen Itza ruled the Yucatán for centuries until 1221 when revolt and civil war broke out. Not long after lords of the region set up a new capital at the walled city of Mayapan. Mayapan was capital of Yucatán until a revolt against the dominant Cocom family in 1441 resulted in the burning of the city; the Yucatán then broke apart into smaller states, which remained the situation until the Spanish conquest. Centuries: 12th century - 13th century - 14th century Decades: 1170s 1180s 1190s 1200s 1210s - 1220s - 1230s 1240s 1250s 1260s 1270s Years: 1216 1217 1218 1219 1220 - 1221 - 1222 1223 1224 1225 1226 See also: 1221 state leaders Events May 13 - End of the reign of Emperor Juntoku of Japan Emperor Chukyo... Mayapan (in Spanish Mayapán) is a Pre-Columbian Maya site in the state of Yucatán, Mexico, about 40 km south-east of Mérida and 100 km west of Chichen Itza. ... This page is about the year 1441. ...


Arrival of the Spanish

Main article: Spanish conquest of Yucatán The Spanish Conquest of Yucatán was a long and involved process taking some 170 years to complete. ...


It has been claimed that "Yucatán" means "what did you say?" in some local Native American language. According to an unconfirmed story, that was the reply heard by the first Spaniards to set foot there, when they asked the indígenas "what is this place?" — in Spanish.


The conquest of the Maya city states took decades of long fighting. Three expeditions explored the coastal areas from 1517 to 1519, but no major effort was made to conquer the country until 1527 when the first expedition under Francisco de Montejo landed with Spanish crown authority to conquer and colonize Yucatán. While the chiefs of some states quickly pledged allegiance to the Spanish crown, others waged war against the Spanish. Montejo was forced to retreat from Yucatán in 1528. He came back with a large force in 1531, briefly established a capital at Chichén Itzá, but was again driven from the land in 1535. Montejo turned over his rights to his son, also named Francisco, who invaded Yucatán with a large force in 1540. In 1542 the younger Montejo set up his capital in the Maya city of T'ho, which he renamed Mérida. The lord of the Tutal Xiu of Mani converted to Christianity and became allies, which greatly assisted in the conquest of the rest of the peninsula. When the Spanish and Xiu defeated an army of the combined forces of the states of Eastern Yucatán in 1546, the conquest was officially complete. Events January 22 - Battle of Ridanieh. ... Events March 4 - Hernán Cortés lands in Mexico. ... Events January 5 - Felix Manz, co-founder of the Swiss Anabaptists, was drowned in the Limmat River in Zürich by the Zürich Reformed state church. ... Francisco de Montejo c. ... Events January 18 - Lima, Peru founded by Francisco Pizarro June 24 - The Anabaptist state of Münster (see Münster Rebellion) is conquered and disbanded. ... Events January 6 - King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves, his fourth Queen consort. ... Events War resumes between Francis I of France and Emperor Charles V. This time Henry VIII of England is allied to the Emperor, while James V of Scotland and Sultan Suleiman I are allied to the French. ... Mérida is the capital city of the state of Yucatán, Mexico. ... Events Spanish conquest of Yucatan Peace between England and France Foundation of Trinity College, Cambridge by Henry VIII of England Katharina von Bora flees to Magdeburg Science Architecture Michelangelo Buonarroti is made chief architect of St. ...


The Spaniards were granted land and natives to work it for their benefit. Priests and monks set to bringing the population into the Roman Catholic Church. The first Bishop of Yucatán, Diego de Landa, burned all the Maya books that could be located (saying "they contained nothing but the lies of the Devil") and suppressed any reminents of pagan beliefs with such vigour that he was for a time recalled to Spain to answer charges of improper harshness. The book he wrote in his defense, "Relation of the Things of Yucatán", is one of the single most detailed accounts of Yucatán at the time of the Conquest and of native beleifs. The Roman Catholic Church is the largest religious denomination of Christianity with over one billion members. ... A bishop is an ordained member of the Christian clergy who holds a specific position of authority in any of a number of Christian churches. ... Diego de Landa ( 1524 - 1579) was Bishop of the Yucatán. ... The Devil is the name given to a supernatural entity who, in most Western religions, is the central embodiment of evil. ...


While the Maya embraced Christianity, many took it on as an addition to rather than a replacement of Pre-Columbian beliefs, and some Christian Maya continue to offer prayers to the ancient agricultural deities in addition to the Christian God and saints. Christianity is an Abrahamic religion based on the life, teachings, death by crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth as described in the New Testament. ...


There were periodic native revolts against Spanish rule, including a large one led by Can Ek in 1761. 1761 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Independence, and the turbulent 1840s

In February 1821 Mexico achieved independence from Spain. On 2 November of that year Yucatán became part of independent Mexico. The State of Yucatán at that time included the territory of what is now the states of Campeche and Quintana Roo as well. 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ...


In 1835 a conservative unitary system of government was instituted in Mexico, Yucatán became a department, and authorities were imposed from the centre. Discontent increased and an insurrection erupted in Tizimín in May 1838, advocating Yucatecan independence. In 1840 the local Congress approved a declaration of independence of Yucatán. At first Governor Santiago Méndez blocked it, saying that Yucatán would again recognize the rule of the central government in Mexico City if the Mexican Constitution of 1824 were reinstated. Andrés Quintana Roo, sent to Mérida in 1841 by President Antonio López de Santa Anna, succeeded in settling the differences and signed a treaty with the local government. But when Santa Anna later ignored the provisions of this treaty, hostilities resumed, and Governor Méndez ordered all Mexican flags removed from Yucatecan buildings and shipping in favor of the flag of the "sovereign nation of the Republic of Yucatán", two red and one white stripe, with a quincunx of stars in a green field. The Yucatecan Constitution was modeled in part on the 1824 Mexican Constitution and the Yucatán state constitution of 1825. 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Tizimín is a small city in the north-east of the state of Yucatán, Mexico. ... 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Santiago Méndez Ibarra (1790 - 1870) was governor of Yucatán, Mexico 5 times from 1840 to 1857, usually alternating that office with Miguel Barbachano. ... The 1824 Constitution of Mexico was the first full constitution adopted by the Mexican Republic. ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Antonio López de Santa Anna Antonio López de Santa Anna Pérez de Lebrón (sometimes spelled de Santa Ana) (February 21, 1794 - 21 June 1876) was a Mexican general and dictator. ... A flag is a piece of cloth flown from a pole or mast, usually intended for signaling or identification. ... For Sir Francis Galtons machine for demonstrating the normal distribution named quincunx, see bean machine. ...


Santa Anna refused to recognize Yucatán's independence, and he barred Yucatecan ships and commerce in Mexico and ordered Yucatán's ports blocaded. He sent an army to invade Yucatán in 1843. The Yucatecans defeated the Mexican force, but the loss of economic ties to Mexico was deeply hurting Yucatecan commerce. Yucatán's governor Miguel Barbachano decided to use the victory as a time to negotiate with Santa Anna's government from a position of strength. It was agreed to return Yucatán to Mexico so long as various assurances of right to self rule and adherence to the 1825 Constitution within the Peninsula were observed by Mexico City. The treaty reincorporating Yucatán into Mexico was signed in December 1843. 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Miguel Barbachano y Tarrazo (1806 - 17 December 1859) was a liberal Yucatecan politician, who was 5 times governor of Yucatán between 1841 and 1853. ...


Once more the central government rescinded earlier concessions and in 1845 Yucatán again derecognized the Mexican government, declaring independence effective 1 January 1846. When the Mexican American War broke out, Yucatán declared its neutrality. 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Mexican-American War was a war fought between the United States and Mexico between 1846 and 1848. ...


In 1847 the so-called "Caste War" (Guerra de Castas) broke out, a major revolt of the Maya people against the Hispanic population in political and economic control. At one point in 1848 this revolt was successful to the point of driving all Hispanic Yucatecans out of almost the entire peninsula other than the walled cities of Mérida and Campeche. 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... This article will mostly concern itself with the Maya civilization after the conquest by Spain. ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The government in Mérida appealed for foreign help in suppressing the revolt, with Governor Méndez taking the extraordinary step of sending identical letters to Britain, Spain, and the United States of America, offering sovereignty over Yucatán to whatever nation first provided sufficient aid to quash the Indio revolt. The proposal received serious attention in Washington, D.C., the Yucatecan ambassador was received by US President James K. Polk and the matter was debated in the Congress, with no action taken other than an invocation of the Monroe Doctrine to warn off any European power from interfering in the peninsula. Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Seal of the President of the United States, official impression The President of the United States is the head of state of the United States. ... Order: 11th President Vice President: George M. Dallas Term of office: March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1849 Preceded by: John Tyler Succeeded by: Zachary Taylor Date of birth: November 2, 1795 Place of birth: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Date of death: June 15, 1849 Place of death: Nashville, Tennessee First... Seal of the Congress. ... The Monroe Doctrine, expressed in 1823, proclaimed that the Americas should be free from future European colonization and free from European interference in sovereign countries affairs. ... World map showing location of Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula, forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. ...

Map of the Yucatán, made circa 1910.

After the end of the Mexican American War, Governor Barbachano appealed to Mexican President José Joaquín de Herrera for help in suppressing the revolt, and in exchange Yucatán again recognized the central government's authority. Yucatán was again reunited with Mexico on 17 August 1848. Map of the Yucatán, from 1917 Hammonds Atlas of the Modern World This image is in the public domain in the United States and possibly other jurisdictions. ... Map of the Yucatán, from 1917 Hammonds Atlas of the Modern World This image is in the public domain in the United States and possibly other jurisdictions. ... 1910 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... José Joaquín de Herrera (1792-1854) was twice president of Mexico. ... August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Frequent skirmishes and occasional large battles between the forces of the Yucatecan government and independent Maya of the eastern part of the peninsula continued through 1901, when the Mexican army occupied the Maya capital of Chan Santa Cruz. Some Maya communities in Quintana Roo continued to refuse to acknowledge Ladino or Mexican sovereignty as late as the 1910s. 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Chan Santa Cruz is a former name for the town now named Felipe Carrillo Puerto in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico, as well as the name of an independent Maya Indian state which the town was the capital of for much of the second half of the 19th century. ... Events and trends Science Einsteins theory of general relativity Max von Laue discovers the diffraction of x-rays by crystals Alfred Wegener puts forward his theory of continental drift War, peace and politics Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary leads to World War I October Revolution in...


See also: Caste War of Yucatán The Caste War of Yucatán ( 1847– 1901) began with the revolt of native Maya people of Yucatán ( Mexico) against the population of European descent (called Yucatecos) in political and economic control. ...


External links

  • Yucatan Regional Directory (http://www.yucmex.com)
  • Yucatán from Space (http://www.photoglobe.info/spc_guatemala_yucatan.html)
  • Yucatan Today (http://www.yucatantoday.com)
  • Towns, cities, and postal codes in Yucatán (http://cp.alternativo.net/yuc.php) (in Spanish)
  • Galería de Imágenes de Yucatán en Imágenes (http://www.manuelceron.smugmug.com) (in Spanish)
  • Yucatán en Imágenes (http://www.manuelceron.com) (in Spanish)



 
 

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