Chetumal

Chetumal (HM2GW1)

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N 18° 29.629', W 88° 18.173'

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 ChetumalLos edificios más importante del estado de Quintana Roo se encuentran en su capital, la interesante ciudad de Chetumal. Es ahí en donde se resguarda el pasado prehispánico de la entidad, aquel que contempló al pueblo maya de los Itzáes ocupar el territorio entre los años 320 y 946 DC y aquel que llevaba el nombre de Chactemal a la llegada de los conquistadores.El cacicazgo maya que se asentaba en el área controló el gobierno y el comercio del sur del Estado y el norte de Belice. Fue su territorio apartado y la fuerza de su gente lo que prohibió que las tropas españolas no pudieron establecer asentamientos en el área. Sólo Bacalar fue tomado, pero en 1848 también fue retomado en el empiezo de las Guerras de las Castas.Desde ese tiempo solo los mayas vivieron aquí y en 1898 el gobierno de Porfirio Díaz peleó con los rebeldes para establecer los límites con Honduras en las aguas del Río Hondo. En el mismo año, fue Othón P. Blanco quien oficialmente estableció el nuevo caserío y lo nombró Payo Obispo.Años después, en 1937, el gobernador Rafael E. Melgar planificó el desarrollo de la ciudad y



en memoria de su pasado maya, la nombró Chetumal. Impulsado por Melgar y con el crecimiento de la explotación maderera, de caucho y de chicle, la ciudad logra un avance económico, solo truncado por el paso de Huracán Janet en 1955.La esencia caribeña de Chetumal aún se siente en la ciudad y en sus alrededores, su cocina regional, los bellos bosques cercanos, sus cenotes misteriosos y en la vida alegre de su población.¡Bienvenidos a Chetumal!
English translation:ChetumalThe most important buildings of the state of Quintana Roo are in its capital, the interesting City of Chetumal. It is here where lies the prehispanic past of the state which contemplated the Mayan people called Itzaes and that whose name was Chactemal, occupy the land during the year 320 and 946 AC until the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors.The Mayan chiefdom that ruled the land controlled the government and the commerce of the south of the state and northern Belize. It was its secluded location and the strength of its people what prohibited that the Spanish troops could establish permanent settlements in the area. Only Bacalar was taken but it regained its splendor in 1848 when the Caste Wars started.Since then the region was only occupied by Mayan people and in 1898 the government of Porfirio Díaz fought the rebels to establish



the limits with Honduras at the banks of the Rio Hondo. That same year, it was Othón P. Blanco who officially established the new village and called it Payo Obispo. Years later, in 1937, the governor Rafael E. Melgar planned the development of the City and in memory of his deep Mayan heritage called it Chetumal. Driven by Melgar and the boom of the lumber, rubber and the chicle industries, the city achieved an incredible development that would only be stopped by the arrival of Hurricane Janet in 1955. The Caribbean essence of Chetumal can still be felt in the city and in the part of some of the villages, its territorial cuisine, the beautiful forests around it, the mysterious cenotes, and the zest of its joyful population. Welcome to Chetumal!
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Date Added Sunday, May 19th, 2019 at 8:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16Q E 362452 N 2045317
Decimal Degrees18.49381667, -88.30288333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 18° 29.629', W 88° 18.173'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds18° 29' 37.74" N, 88° 18' 10.38" W
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