Was Merida ever the capital of Mexico?
Merida has never been the capital of Mexico.
The Yucatan peninsula is shared among the countries: Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Most of its territory belongs to Mexico; within the peninsula's Mexican territory, it is subdivided among three federal states: Quintana Roo (capital: Chetumal), Yucatan (capital: Merida) and Campeche (capital: Campeche).
No. Merida is a medium-sized city with a fairly high quality of life and a population of 781,146 inhabitants (est. 2009); it is the capital of the Mexican state of Yucatan. Mexico City (19Â°25'57.85''N 99Â°07'59.71''W), with a population of 19,231,829 is the economic, cultural, financial and political center of Mexico.