Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo
|Felipe Carrillo Puerto|
Location of the Municipality in Quintana Roo
|Municipal Seat||Felipe Carrillo Puerto|
|Named for||Felipe Carrillo Puerto|
|• Municipality||13,806 km2 (5,331 sq mi)|
|Elevation||20 m (70 ft)|
|Time zone||Central Standard Time (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)|
|Major Airport||Cancún International Airport|
|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.
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:
|Name||2010 Census Population|
|Felipe Carrillo Puerto||25,744|
|Santa Rosa Segundo||1,068|