Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo

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Felipe Carrillo Puerto
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Felipe Carrillo Puerto is located in Mexico
Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Location within 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 Quintana Roo
Municipality Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Named for Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Government
 • Municipal President C. Gabriel Carballo Tadeo
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 25,744
Demonym Carrilloportense
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)
Website www.felipecarrillopuerto.gob.mx

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.[1]

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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