Campeche

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Campeche is a Mexican state in the South-East of Mexico, in the Yucatán Peninsula. It borders the States of Yucatán (NE), Quintana Roo (E), and Tabasco (SW); it also borders Guatemala (S), Belize (SE), and the Gulf of Mexico (W).

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Cities and towns

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Mayan ruins

Archaeologist Antonio Benavides Castillo at Etzna, 1988.

Among the State's archaeological sites are Edzna, Calakmul, the biggest Mayan city discovered so far, Becan, Santa Rosa Xtampak, Chicanna, Xpuhil, Jaina and El Hormiguero. Edzna, discovered in 1906, is Campeche's most visited site and an important one in the Mayan World.



Gastronomy

Campeche State has a very rich culinary tradition. The food includes coconut shrimp, bread of dogfish, octopus cocktail, shellfish, red snapper and garlic shrimp.

Handicrafts

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Made of:

Tortoiseshell

Palm of Jipi

Wood

Shells

Clay and porcelains ceramic

Embroidered clothes

Gold and silver jewelry

See also


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