Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche World Heritage Site

Official name
Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche | UNESCO
Country
Mexico | Map
Continent
North America
Location
18.5300° Lat, -89.7372° Lon | Map
Code
1061
Time Zone
, CST -0600
Current Time
Category
Mixed
Description
Inscribed 2002. The site is located in the central/southern portion of the Yucatán Peninsula, in southern Mexico and includes the remains of the important Maya city Calakmul, set deep in the tropical forest of the Tierras Bajas. The city played a key role in the history of this region for more than twelve centuries and is characterized by well-preserved structures providing a vivid picture of life in an ancient Maya capital. The property also falls within the Mesoamerica biodiversity hotspot, the third largest in the world, encompassing all subtropical and tropical ecosystems from central Mexico to the Panama Canal.