Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo
|Felipe Carrillo Puerto|
|Municipality||Felipe Carrillo Puerto|
|Named for||Felipe Carrillo Puerto|
|• Municipal President||C. Gabriel Carballo Tadeo|
|Elevation||20 m (70 ft)|
|Time zone||Central Standard Time (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)|
Felipe Carrillo Puerto is the municipal seat and largest city in Felipe Carrillo Puerto Municipality in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 25,744 persons, mostly of Maya descent.
The city of Felipe Carrillo Puerto was founded in 1850 by independent Maya people during the Caste War of Yucatán under the name Chan Santa Cruz. 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.
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