Othón P. Blanco, Quintana Roo

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Othón P. Blanco
Official logo of Othón P. Blanco
Location of Othón P. Blanco in Quintana Roo
Location of Othón P. Blanco in Quintana Roo
Othón P. Blanco is located in Mexico
Othón P. Blanco
Othón P. Blanco
Location of Othón P. Blanco in Quintana Roo
Coordinates: 18°30′13″N 88°18′19″W / 18.50361°N 88.30528°W / 18.50361; -88.30528Coordinates: 18°30′13″N 88°18′19″W / 18.50361°N 88.30528°W / 18.50361; -88.30528
Country  Mexico
State Flag of Quintana Roo.svg Quintana Roo
Municipal Seat Chetumal
Municipality Founded May 5, 1898
Named for Othón P. Blanco Núñez de Cáceres
 • Municipal President[1] Andrés Ruiz Morcillo
 • Municipality 17,189.75 km2 (6,637.00 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2010 [3])
 • Municipality 244,553
 • Density 14/km2 (37/sq mi)
 • Urban 182,178
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)
INEGI Code 004
Major Airport Chetumal Airport
Website Official Site
Municipalities of Quintana Roo

On February 2, 2011, the municipality of Othón P. Blanco had undergone important changes. All information below may be outdated. Please remove this notice when data has been checked. (see article in Spanish)

The municipality of Othón P. Blanco is one of the ten subdivisions (municipios) of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It is the fifth-largest municipality in land area in Mexico, at 17,189.75 km² (6,637 sq mi),[2] occupying more than a third of the entire state.[4] It had a 2010 census population of 244,553 persons. Its municipal seat is the city of Chetumal, which also serves as the state capital.

The municipal government is headed by the municipal president of Othón P. Blanco (mayor of Othón P. Blanco, aka mayor of Chetumal).

The municipality is named after Othón P. Blanco Núñez de Cáceres.

Major communities[edit]

The 2010 census enumerated 727 populated localities plus 804 unpopulated localities. The largest localities (cities, towns, and villages) are listed below.[3] In early 2011, however, the municipality was split into two parts, with many of the localities now comprising part of the newly created Bacalar Municipality. A full list of those departing localities was not immediately available.

Name 2010 Census Population
Chetumal 151,243
Bacalar [to Bacalar Municipality in 2011] 11,048
Calderitas 5,326
Nicolás Bravo 4,011
Javier Rojo Gómez 2,911
Álvaro Obregón 2,869
Limones [to Bacalar Municipality in 2011] 2,535
Sergio Butrón Casas 2,235
Cacao 2,056
Xul-Ha 2,037
Maya Balam 2,018
Subteniente López 1,915
Pucté 1,861
Carlos A. Madrazo 1,825
Huay-Pix 1,649
Total Municipality 244,553

Other communities[edit]

Archeological Sites[edit]

  • Dzibanché
  • Kohunlich
  • Oxtankah
  • Chakanbakán
  • Kinichna
  • Ichkabal
  • Zamora


The vegetation found in the municipality of Othon P. Blanco is mostly of medium forest, spanning most of the interior of the municipality and there are more representative plant species are the sapodilla, the ramon, the guayabillo and Chaco, more isolated areas within the municipality is populated by high forest, where you can find the siricote, the palo de tinte and mahogany, to the southwest of the town are engaged in areas of rainfed agriculture and irrigation, the main crop of sugarcane, along with the Caribbean coast can be traced mainly mangroves.[5]

The fauna is rich and varied, among the main species is the manatee, marine mammal that lives in bays and lagoons lictors and has become a symbol of the region, and one can find species such as agouti, wild boar, white-tailed deer, otters, turtles and birds.

For the protection of animal and plant species in Othon P. Blanco there are three zones of ecological reserve, the area of Protection of Flora and Fauna Uaymil located on the northeast coast of the territory, near Mahahual, and the Manatee Sanctuary in the Bay of Chetumal and the Biosphere Reserve Banco Chinchorro.


Located on the coast, the eco resort of Kabah-na offers only four cabins in a hexagon shape to circulate the air and thatched roofs which keep the interior temperature cool. A complex system of solar panels provides energy 24 hours a day as well as hot water. The resort offers restaurant, beach bar, outdoor showers, hammocks, beach volleyball, canoes, snorkeling equipment and more.[6]

At Laguna de Bacalar is Rancho Encantado which is located on the edge of a lagoon. It consists of twelve cabins palm-thatched roofs, handmade furniture and decorated with Mexican accents. The cabins are surrounded by tropical gardens in which live more than 150 species of birds among the tropical fruit orchards.[7]



  1. ^ Ayuntamiento de Othon P. Blanco Official website (In Spanish)
  2. ^ a b The largest and smallest municipalities in land area Instituto Nacional Para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal
  3. ^ a b 2010 census tables: INEGI
  4. ^ Othón P. Blanco, Ubicación Geográfica
  5. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía. "Quintana Roo. Mapa de Agricultura y Vegetación". 
  6. ^ "Kabah-na". Mexico Desconocido (in Spanish) (Mexico City: Grupo Editorial Impresiones Aéreas) 394: 33. December 2009. ISSN 1870-9397. 
  7. ^ "Rancho Encantado". Mexico Desconocido (in Spanish) (Mexico City: Grupo Editorial Impresiones Aéreas) 394: 33. December 2009. ISSN 1870-9397.