Mérida is the capital and largest city in Yucatán state in Mexico, as well as the largest city of the Yucatán Peninsula. The city is located in the northwest part of the state, about 35 kilometres off the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The city is also the municipal seat of the Municipality of Mérida, which includes the city and the areas around it.
According to the 2020 census, the population of Mérida was 1,161,000. The Greater Mérida metropolitan area includes the municipalities of Mérida, Umán, and Kanasín and had a population of 1,035,238 in the 2010 census. The municipality's area is 858.41 km².