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Tekax, Yucatán, Mexico

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About Tekax

From Bandera de Tekax
Web site by Ing. Omar Araujo Molina

Tekax is a city since December 4, 1841. It is located in a valley between the mounts La Sierrita, south of Yucatán with a altitude average 34 meters over the sea leverl. The municipality has an area of 3,773 square kilometers, then the 8.78% of the State's territory. It is the second in size. The population is mainly dedicated to agriculture, livestoock, commerce, tourism, and services.

Omar Araujo Molina
Translated by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, May 08, 2001

Tekax old flag

Tekax old flag 4:7[Non-official proportions]
[Civil flag]
[Flag no longer in use]
[Defacto flag]
[One or more variants under the same basic design]
by António Martins, May 06, 2001.

From Bandera de Tekax
Web site by Ing. Omar Araujo Molina

When the town of Tekax became a village in 1823, it was granted a flag, which was first hoisted the October-28 morning. At the time Tekax was one of the five constituent Yucatán districts.
In 1841, Tekax is declared a city.

Omar Araujo Molina,
Translated by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán
Reported by António Martins

Tekax coat of arms

Tekax coat of arms
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, May 01, 2002.

From Bandera de Tekax
Web site by Ing. Omar Araujo Molina
Article by Fernando Bautista Buenfil

The present-day Tekax coat of arms was adopted on December 4, 1991, date when is celebrated the 150th aniversary since Tekax was declared a city.
The coat of arms consits on a Spanish field parted by band into three quarters.
The symbolical figures appear in the quarters refer three aspects of Tekax: its "Santo guardián", its natural resources, and its Mayan toponic.
The temple in or on azur over a siple mountain is for San Dieguito, Franciscan Fra canonized by Pope Sixtus V on July 2, 1568. This temple was build up in 1645.
In the second band five stylized sugar canes in sinople on silver are represented since thanks the growing of this plant Tekax was granted the Town and City degrees. The Mayan toponimic "Tekax" means, among other meanings, "forest,mountain, agricultural place". This meaning is represented in the third band.The tres are in sinople on or.
Bellow all, a white scroll with the city's name in azur.

Quoted in:

Peón Ancona, Juan Francisco
El nuevo escudo de Tekax
Diario de Yucatán
Sec. Imagen Cultura y Sociedad. December 4, 1991. Pages: 1-2.

Translated by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, May 01, 2002.