Felipe Carrillo Puerto Municipality

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Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo.JPG
Flag of Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Official logo of Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Location within Quintana Roo
Location within Quintana Roo
Felipe Carrillo Puerto is located in Mexico
Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Location within Mexico
Coordinates: 19°35′N 88°03′W / 19.583°N 88.050°W / 19.583; -88.050Coordinates: 19°35′N 88°03′W / 19.583°N 88.050°W / 19.583; -88.050
Country Mexico
State Quintana Roo
Named for Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Municipal seat Felipe Carrillo Puerto
 • Municipal President C. Gabriel Carballo Tadeo
 • Municipality 13,806 km2 (5,331 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Municipality 75,026±0
 • Urban 41,230
Demonym(s) Carrilloportense
Time zone Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5)
INEGI Code 23002
Website www.felipecarrillopuerto.gob.mx

Felipe Carrillo Puerto (or simply Carrillo Puerto) is a municipality in the south-central part of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. The municipal seat is the city of the same name. It was named after the assassinated local politician Felipe Carrillo Puerto. According to the 2010 census, the municipality's population was 75,026±0 inhabitants, living on an area of 13,806 square kilometres (5,331 sq mi).[2]

The municipality borders Tulum Municipality to the north, Othón P. Blanco to the south, José María Morelos to the west, as well as Valladolid, Chichimilá, and Tixcacalcupul in the state of Yucatán to the northwest.


There were 216 populated localities (localidades) enumerated during the 2010 census, in addition to 167 unpopulated localities. The largest localities (cities, towns, and villages) are:[2]

Map of the Municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Name Population
(2010 census)
Felipe Carrillo Puerto 25,744
Tihosuco 4,994
Chunhuhub 4,644
Señor 3,095
Tepich 2,753
Noh-Bec 2,045
X-Hazil Sur 1,422
X-Pichil 1,470
Polyuc 1,226
Dzulá 1,223
Santa Rosa Segundo 1,068
Presidente Juárez 1,004
X-Yatil 945
Laguna Kaná 914
Yaxley 600
Altamirano 574
Total municipality 75,026


Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1995 56,001 —    
2000 60,365 +1.51%
2005 65,373 +1.61%
2010 75,026 +2.79%
Source: INEGI Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía[3]

Archaeological landmarks[edit]


XENKA-AM, a government-run indigenous community radio station, is based in Felipe Carrillo Puerto.