It is bordered on the north by Yucatan State, on the south by Belize and Guatemala, on the east by the Caribbean and Antilles seas, and on the west by Yucatan and Campeche States
This bay-side capital, which, at 250,000 inhabitants, is the principal population center of Campeche state
, was founded in 1540.
At the Ku Maloob Zaap oilfields off the coast of Campeche State
, Mexico, PEMEX Exploration and Production Northeast Marine Region is undertaking a significant upgrade and expansion of its drilling and production infrastructure.
Four other ports in Mexico are receiving upgrades, including Matamoros in Tamaulipas state, Seybaplaya and Ciudad del Carmen in Campeche state
, and the city of Veracruz.
In April 2014, a federal court ordered the federal government to rescind a permit to plant genetically engineered soy plants in Campeche state
In December 2013, the Campeche state
legislature unanimously approved legislation to allow civil unions for both same-sex and opposite-sex couples, a step short of marriage.
During the interim period while the ownership of Oceanografia remains unresolved, authorities have made every effort to keep the company afloat in order to preserve thousands of jobs in Campeche state
In March, a federal court ordered authorities to rescind a permit to plant genetically engineered soy plants in Campeche state
Opponents of the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Mexico scored a victory in mid-March when a federal court ordered the federal government to rescind a permit to plant genetically engineered soy plants in Campeche state
Speaking to reporters during a recent visit to Campeche state
in mid-February, the tourism secretary said the publicity about the AH1N1 virus and the violence in Michoacan state (SourceMex, Jan.
Legislators in Campeche state
are considering a similar measure.
PEMEX and local officials said some of the spilled oil was expected to reach towns like Centla and Nuevo Campechito in Campeche state
and the San Pedro River near the border of Campeche and Tabasco.
In addition to expanding deep-water exploration, the Calderon government has also intensified efforts to extract oil from the Ku-Maloob-Zaap complex, 104 km northeast of Ciudad del Carmen in Campeche state