Campeche Mexico - Located in southeast Mexico, it is bordered by the mexican states of Tabasco to the southwest, Yucatán to the northeast, Quintana Roo to the east, and by the Country of Guatemala to the south. It has a coastline to the west with the Gulf of Mexico. The state capital, also called Campeche, was declared a World Heritage Site in 1997. The formation of the state began with the city, which was founded in 1540 as the Spanish began the conquest of the Yucatán Peninsula. The city was a rich and important port during the colonial period, but it declined after Mexico's independence. Campeche was part of the province of Yucatán but split off in the mid-19th century, mostly due to political friction with the city of Mérida.
Much of Campeche mexico state's recent economic revival is due to the discovery of petroleum offshore in the 1970s,

The name of Campeche is derived from the Maya name of a settlement called “Ah-Kin-Pech” where the city of Campeche is now. When the Spanish first arrived to the area in 1517, they called it Lazaro, since "the day of our landing was St. Lazarus' Sunday". The native name means “place of snakes and ticks.”

Regional foods here include

Cheese influenced by pirates with queso de bola related to Dutch cheese-making traditions.shark tacos, pickled vines, seafood such as many species of fish, shrimp, octopus and crustaceans
by Blu_leef January 27, 2023
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