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Full nameCampeche
Native nameEstado Libre y Soberano de Campeche
Settlement typeState
AnthemHimno Campechano
CapitalSan Francisco de Campeche
Largest CitySan Francisco de Campeche
AdmissionApril 29, 1863
GovernorFernando Ortega
SenatorsGuadalupe Fonz
Alejandro Moreno
Sebastián Calderón
DeputiesFederal Deputies
• Víctor Kidnie
• Carlos Pacheco
• Román Rosas
• Nelly Márquez
• Yolanda Montalvo
• Ignacio Seara
Total Area22358.7 sq mi (57924 km2)
Highest Elevation1279.5 ft (390 m)
Total Population822441 (30th) (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (29th) (0/sq mi)
DemonymCampechano (a)
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC−6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code24
Area codeArea codes
• 913
• 938
• 981
• 982
• 983
• 996
ISO 3166 codeMX-CAM
HDI(+) 0.825 High Ranked 18th
GDPUS$ 12.0 billion 
US$ 14,590, per capita (nominal)

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:See also Campeche (disambiguation)Campeche (-eskamˈpetʃe) is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. Located in Southeast Mexico, it is bordered by the states of Yucatán to the north east, Quintana Roo to the east, and Tabasco to the south west. To the south it is bordered by the Petén department of Guatemala and to the west by the Gulf of Mexico.

The area of Campeche is 57924 km2 (22364.6 sqmi), and the population is only 822,441 inhabitants in 2010. This makes Campeche one of the states with the lowest population densities in Mexico (fifth behind Baja California Sur, Durango, Sonora, and Chihuahua).

The capital city of the state is the city of San Francisco de Campeche, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

In addition to the city of Campeche, the state of Campeche includes the cities of Ciudad del Carmen, Champotón, and Escárcega, the towns of Bolonchén, Calkiní, Dzitbalché, Hecelchakán, Hopelchén, Lerma, Tenabo, and Sabancuy, and many ruins of the Maya civilization such as Becán, Calakmul, Silvituc, Dzibilnocac, Edzná, Hocchob, Holactún, Río Bec, Uxul, Xicalango, Xpuhil, and Xtampak.

Campeche derives from the name of the Mayan city of Kan pech, which became today's San Francisco de Campeche.

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