It is located southwest of the territory of the state of Campeche. Named after the Candelaria River, which runs through the town and is an important factor in the religious life of the region.
Bored on the north by the municipality of escarcega, south to the Republic of Guatemala and the state of Tabasco, on the east by the municipality of Calakmul and the west by the municipality of Carmen.
This region has a warm humid climate, tropical rainy summer monsoon rains.
The maximum swing is 25c. The rainfall is about 1.700mm, ranging from May to December, most often in the months of September and October.
Located south of the state of Campeche.
Bordered on the north by the municipality of Hopelchen, south to Guatemala and Belize to the east with state of Quintana Roo and west by the municipalities of Escarcega and Candelaria.
On December 31, 1996 the municipality was created free of Calakmul.
Calakmul Biosphere present, is of great importance in the counry, since it is one of the most important habitats of cats Mexico, where protected species like the jaguar, ocelot, margay and more then five species of parrots.
It also contains the largest concentration of Mayan archeological sites: Calakmul, Chicanna, Becan, Xpujil, Altamira, Hormiguero, Rio Bec and more.
Located in the northern part of the state of Campeche and has a area of 1.967 square kilometers.
Its main agricultural products are jemeques, corn, beans, banana, orange, and mango.
The etmonology of his name refers to lime (garganta, kin (sol).
In a sane Calkini the codex, after the destruction of Mayapan, one of nine brothers Canul Tzab-Canul, founded the city together with a Ceiba Calkini in 1443.
When Francisco de Montejo arrived to the domain of the Cannula Canche Navatun causing a series of outrages and excesses of the indigenous people.
Currently, the main Calkini parties are taking place in the country seat.
In the month of May is celebrated at San Isidro labrador.
For this festival the plaza gets clean and the image gets walks through the streets of town, then offered a Mass in his honor.
In nearby towns still preserved the tradition of preparing thin gruel made from corn, which is sweetened with honey and invited the "men" (witch), who with a cup of atole up arms offering both food solar god as San Isidro.
Thus the offering is a combination of christian and pre-Hispanic customs. Also in October we celebrate the Christ of mercy and December, the Virgin Conception in the neighborhood of the same name.
Both celebrations have made novenas and various guilds during the nine days, who at the end of the religious Mass moved to a house to conduct a lived.
Its etymology comes from the Mayan language: Chakan (savanna) and Putumayo (modification of Peten region or district), resulting, region or area of the savannah.
Champoton or Chakan Putum was founded by the Itzaes, one of the major lineages of the Maya, Chichen-Itza when they left, around 700 CE and back 280 years later.
In 1194 the dissolution of the confederation of Mayapan, a partnership between the major Mayan cities, Champoton became the capital of the chiefdom.
On December 7, 1915, the publication of the decree number 51, which approved a new law on internal administration, Champoton became one of the eight municipalities that formed the new free state of Campeche.
On November 7, 1957 was granted the title of city to the municipal by Decree number 88 of the H. State Congress.