A short distance — yet seemingly a world away — from the rowdy, touristy beach resorts of and that make up the of cliché, Mérida is the cultural center of southern Mexico, boasting a panoply of excellent museums and attractions, a vibrant street life, and a wealth of historic colonial-era architecture that's second only to on the national scene.

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  • Location: , , ,
  • Population: 892,000
  • IATA airport code: MID
  • United Nations Location Code: MX MID
  • Latitude: 20.9754° or 20° 58' 31.3" north
  • Longitude: -89.617° or 89° 37' 1.1" west
  • Elevation: 14 meters (46 feet)
  • GeoNames ID: 3523349

Other Names for Mérida

  • Arabic: ماردة
  • Belarusian: Мерыда
  • Bulgarian: Мерида
  • Chinese: 梅里达
  • Chinese: 梅里達
  • French: Mérida
  • Georgian: მერიდა
  • German: Mérida
  • Greek: Μέριδα
  • Italian: Mérida
  • Japanese: メリダ
  • Korean: 메리다
  • Latin: Emerita
  • Latvian: Merida
  • Lithuanian: Merida
  • Macedonian: Мерида
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Mérida i Yucatán
  • Persian: مریدا، یوکاتان
  • Polish: Merida
  • Portuguese: Mérida
  • Russian: Мерида
  • Serbian: Мерида
  • Spanish: Mérida
  • Ukrainian: Меріда
  • Ciudad de Mérida

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