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Subject: Hopelchén Municipality, Campeche, Champotón Municipality, Palizada, Calkiní
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City and municipal seat
Hopelchén is located in Mexico
Country  Mexico
State Campeche
Municipality Hopelchén
 • Municipal president Hebert Rafael Infante Yeh(2009-2012)
Population (2010[1])
 • Total 7,295
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Spanish foundation 1621
City status 26 February 1959

Hopelchén (Yucatec Maya: "place of five wells") is a city in the Mexican state of Campeche. It is situated inland in the north of the state. It serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding Hopelchén Municipality. In 2010, Hopelchén had a population of 7,295.[2]

It is also home to a large Mennonite community.


  1. ^ 2010 census tables: INEGI
  2. ^
  • Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005 INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática
  • Hopelchén Official Website of Cityhall

External links

  • Municipio de Hopelchén from official Campeche state government website (Spanish)
  • Ich-Ek

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