Campeche

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Campeche is the name of both a state in Mexico and its capital city. This article is about the state. For the city, see: Campeche, Campeche.
ESTADO DE CAMPECHE
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Other Mexican States
CapitalCampeche, Camp.
Other major citiesCd. del Carmen
Escárcega
Governor
(2003-2009)
Jorge Hurtado Valdez (PRI)
Area50,812 km²
Ranked 18th
Population
(2000 census)
689,700
Ranked 30th
Federal deputies (2)
PRI/PVEM =1
PAN = 1
Federal senatorsPRI = 2
PAN = 1
ISO 3166-2
Postal abbr.
MX-CAM
Camp.

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 Guatemala 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.

Municipalities

Campeche is subdivied into 11 municipalities (municipios). See municipalities of Campeche.


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Campeche
Map from the 1910s

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