Lázaro Cárdenas Municipality, Quintana Roo

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Lázaro Cárdenas
Flag of Lázaro Cárdenas
Official logo of Lázaro Cárdenas
Location of Lázaro Cárdenas in Quintana Roo
Location of Lázaro Cárdenas in Quintana Roo
Lázaro Cárdenas is located in Mexico
Lázaro Cárdenas
Lázaro Cárdenas
Location of Lázaro Cárdenas in Mexico
Coordinates: 21°06′10″N 87°29′16″W / 21.10278°N 87.48778°W / 21.10278; -87.48778Coordinates: 21°06′10″N 87°29′16″W / 21.10278°N 87.48778°W / 21.10278; -87.48778
Country Mexico
State Quintana Roo
Municipal Seat Kantunilkín
Named for Lázaro Cárdenas
 • Municipal President[1] Profr. Clementino Angulo Cupul
 • Municipality 3,881 km2 (1,498 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2010 [2])
 • Municipality 25,333
 • Urban 7,150
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)
INEGI Code 007
Major Airport Cancún International Airport
Website Official Site
Municipalities of Quintana Roo

Lázaro Cárdenas is one of the ten municipalities that make up the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Its municipal seat is the town of Kantunilkín, which was founded on 10 October 1859.[3] Its borders are, to the west, the municipalities of Tizimín and Chemax in the state of Yucatán, to the east the municipalities of Isla Mujeres and Benito Juárez, and to the south Solidaridad.

It is named after Lázaro Cárdenas del Río who was President of Mexico from 1934 to 1940.


Map of Lazaro Cardenas, Municipality

The municipality is made up of 82 populated localities (localidades), as well as 81 unpopulated localities. The largest localities (cities, towns, and villages) are:[4]

Name 2010 Census Population
Kantunilkín 7,150
Ignacio Zaragoza 2,213
Holbox 1,486
Chiquilá 1,466
Nuevo Valladolid 1,294
Nuevo Xcán 1,130
El Tintal 1,074
San Ángel 1,041
El Ideal 818
Solferino 799
San Francisco 767
El Cedral 752
Total Municipality 25,333

Other communities[edit]

Orography and hydrography[edit]

Like most of the Yucatan Peninsula Lázaro Cárdenas 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 forms flows in underground rivers that sometimes rise to the surface in the cenotes. Lakes and cenotes are the major bodies of water in the municipality.