- A city of southeast Mexico on the Yucatán Peninsula, founded in 1542 on the site of a ruined Mayan city.
- A city of southwest Spain east of Badajoz. Once a Roman provincial capital, it is noted for its archaeological remains.
OriginSee also: Merida
From Spanish, from the third word of the Latin name â€œcolÅnia Augusta Ä’meritaâ€, from the feminine of Ä“meritus (â€œveteranâ€), referring to the Iberian city being founded as an imperial veteransâ€™ colony.