Campeche (city)

Campeche, formerly known as San Francisco de Campeche, is the capital of the Mexican state of Campeche and is situated on the shore of the Bay of Campeche in the Gulf of Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 220,389 while the municipality had a population of 259,005. The city was founded in 1540 by Spanish conquistadores and was built upon the pre-existing Maya city of Can Pech, which had 3,000 houses and various monuments. Now, only traces of these monuments remain.


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