:"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; for the Puerto Rican artist, see José Campeche."Infobox Settlement
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The State of Campeche is a state in the south-east region of the Mexican Republic. It 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 state also shares a short border with the nation of Belize to the south-east.

The area of Campeche is km2 to sq mi|56798, and the population was only 754,730 inhabitants at the 2005 census. This makes Campeche one of the states with the lowest population densities in Mexico (fifth behind Baja California Sur, Durango, Sonora, and Chihuahua).

The capital city of the state is the city of San Francisco de Campeche, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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, Edzná, Hocchob, Holactún, Río Bec, Uxul, Xicalango, Xpuhil, and Xtampak.

"Campeche" derives from the name of the Mayan city of Kan pech, which became today's San Francisco de Campeche.


The State of Campeche is divided into 11 municipalities ( _es. municipios), each headed by a municipal president (mayor).


* Inhabitants: 754,730
* Age Average: 24 years.
* Annual Population Growth: 1.46%
* Population at the Capital: 216,900.
* Population that speaks a native tongue: 89,000.
* Population that does not speak Spanish: 3,140

Data from the II Conteo de Población y Vivienda 2000, INEGI.


External links

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*es icon [ Towns, cities, and postal codes in Campeche]

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