Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo

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Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Municipality
Flag of Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Flag
Official logo of Felipe Carrillo Puerto
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Location of the Municipality in Quintana Roo
Location of the Municipality in Quintana Roo
Felipe Carrillo Puerto is located in Mexico
Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Location of the Municipality in Mexico
Coordinates: 19°34′43″N 88°02′43″W / 19.57861°N 88.04528°W / 19.57861; -88.04528Coordinates: 19°34′43″N 88°02′43″W / 19.57861°N 88.04528°W / 19.57861; -88.04528
Country  Mexico
State Flag of Quintana Roo.svg Quintana Roo
Municipal Seat Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Named for Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Area
 • Municipality 13,806 km2 (5,331 sq mi)
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Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Municipality 75,026
 • Urban 41,230
 • Demonym Carrilloportense
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)
INEGI Code 002
Major Airport Cancún International Airport
IATA Code CUN
ICAO Code MMUN
Website Official website
Municipalities of Quintana Roo

Felipe Carrillo Puerto or simply Carrillo Puerto is the name of a municipality for which the city of the same name serves its the municipal seat. The municipality is located south-central part of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It was named after the assassinated local politician Felipe Carrillo Puerto. The municipality borders Tulum Municipality to the north, Othón P. Blanco to the south, José María Morelos to the west, as well as Valladolid, Chichimilá, and Tixcacalcupul in the state of Yucatán to the northwest.

The city of Felipe Carrillo Puerto was founded in 1850 by independent Maya during the Caste War of Yucatán under the name Chan Santa Cruz (see that article for the town's earlier history). After it was conquered by Mexican troops in 1901 it was renamed "Santa Cruz del Bravo" before acquiring its present name. The Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve lies just east of the city.

The municipality's population was 75,026 inhabitants, living on an area of 13,806 km² (5,330.5 sq mi). According to the 2010 census, the city had a population that is mostly of Maya descent. The city's population was 25,744 in 2010.[2]

Communities[edit]

Main Street
Map of the Municipality, Felipe Carrillo Puerto

There were 216 populated localities (localidades) enumerated during the 2010 census, in addition to 167 unpopulated localities. The largest localities (cities, towns, and villages) are:[3]

Name 2010 Census Population
Felipe Carrillo Puerto 25,744
Tihosuco 4,994
Chunhuhub 4,644
Señor 3,095
Tepich 2,753
Noh-Bec 2,045
X-Hazil Sur 1,422
X-Pichil 1,470
Polyuc 1,226
Dzulá 1,223
Santa Rosa Segundo 1,068
Presidente Juárez 1,004
X-Yatil 945
Laguna Kaná 914
Yaxley 600
Total Municipality 75,026

Archaeological Landmarks[edit]

Muyil

Media[edit]

XENKA-AM, a government-run indigenous community radio station, is based in Felipe Carrillo Puerto.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quintana Roo Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México
  2. ^ 2010 census tables: INEGI
  3. ^ 2010 census tables: INEGI