José María Morelos, Quintana Roo

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José María Morelos
Municipality
Flag of José María Morelos
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Official logo of José María Morelos
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Location of Municipality in Quintana Roo
Location of Municipality in Quintana Roo
Coordinates: 19°44′46″N 88°42′45″W / 19.74611°N 88.71250°W / 19.74611; -88.71250Coordinates: 19°44′46″N 88°42′45″W / 19.74611°N 88.71250°W / 19.74611; -88.71250
Country  Mexico
State Flag of Quintana Roo.svg Quintana Roo
Municipal Seat José María Morelos
Government
 • Type PRI PRI Party (Mexico).svg 2008-2011
 • Municipal President Otto Ventura Osorio
Area
 • Municipality 6,739 km2 (2,602 sq mi)
Elevation 31 m (102 ft)
Population (2010[1])
 • Municipality 36,179
 • Urban 14,620
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)
INEGI Code 006
Major Airport Cancún International Airport
IATA Code CUN
ICAO Code MMUN
Website Official Site
Municipalities of Quintana Roo

José María Morelos is one of the ten municipalities that make up the Mexican state of Quintana Roo.

Communities[edit]

There were 129 populated localities, as well as 132 unpopulated localities enumerated during the 2010 census.

Map of Jose Maria Morelos

The largest localities (cities, towns, and villages) are:[2]

Name 2010 Census Population
José María Morelos 11,750
Dziuché 2,870
Sabán 2,167
Huay Max 1,399
La Presumida 1,357
X-Cabil 1,087
Kancabchén 1,083
Sacalaca 1,010
Candelaria 963
Santa Gertrudis 899
Total Municipality 36,179

Orography and hydrography[edit]

Like most of the Yucatan Peninsula José María Morelos is entirely flat with a gentle slope towards the sea, so from west to east.

Like the rest of the peninsula's surface the land has a limestone base that does not allow the formation of surface water flows such as rivers and streams, the water instead form flows in underground rivers that sometimes rise to the surface in cenotes. Lakes and centotes are the major bodies of water in the municipality.

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