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Occupying the western third of the Yucatan Peninsula is the State of Campeche. Campeche, Mexico was long a part of Yucatán and shared its history through the mid 19th century. There are many things to do and see in Campeche. Campeche is home to many Mayan ruins such as Calakmul, the largest ancient Mayan city ever uncovered. It is located in the 1,800,000 acre Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, deep in the jungles of the Petén. Campeche also has several rivers, in addition to beaches, archaeological sites, colonial buildings, nineteenth-century haciendas and nature reserves. Campeche also has a variety of flora and fauna. Campeche Mexico is the least visited of the Yucatan three states Campeche is bordered by the Mexican states of Yucatán to the north east, Quintana Roo to the east, and Tabasco to the south west. Campeche suffered numerous pirate attacks, as a result of which a defense system of walls and forts was built, traces of which still remain, giving it its distinctive appearance. The Southern part of Campeche experiences heavy rainfall and has thick tropical forests and logwood (campeche in Spanish) has been one of the chief exports. Campeche, capital of the state was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999.


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