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Candelaria Municipality

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Candelaria Municipality

Coat of arms of Candelaria
Coat of arms
Location of Candelaria
Location of Candelaria
Candelaria is located in Mexico
Location of Candelaria
Country  Mexico
State Campeche
Municipal seat Candelaria
 • Municipal president (2006-09)
 • Total 5,518.5 km2 (2,130.72 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 41,194
 • Density 7.5/km2 (19/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Created 19 June 1998

Candelaria is one of the 11 municipalities that make up the Mexican state of Campeche. It is situated at the south of the state, and the municipal seat, and largest settlement, is the city of Candelaria. As of 2010, the population was 41,194.

The name "Candelaria" is in reference to the Río Candelaria, a river which drains the region.

History and geography

The municipality of Candelaria borders to the north with the municipality of Escárcega; to the south with Guatemala and the state of Tabasco; to the east with the municipality of Calakmul, and to the west with the municipality of Carmen. It covers a total surface area of 5,518.55 km².

On 25 April 1984, the State Congress heard a request made by the residents of the region for it to be established as an autonomous municipality. The municipality of Candelaria was created by the Congress on 19 June 1998.


As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 41,194.[1]

As of 2010, the city of Candelaria had a population of 9,812.[1] Other than the city of Candelaria, the municipality had 1,401 localities, the largest of which (with 2010 populations in parentheses) were: Benito Juárez Uno (1,281) and El Naranjo (1,065), classified as rural.[1]


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External links

  • Ayuntamiento de Candelaria Municipal website (Spanish)
  • Municipio de Candelaria from Campeche state government website (Spanish)
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