Isla Mujeres (municipality)

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Isla Mujeres
Municipal hall on Isla Mujeres
Municipal hall on Isla Mujeres
Flag of Isla Mujeres
Official logo of Isla Mujeres
Location of the Municipality in the State
Location of the Municipality in the State
Isla Mujeres is located in Mexico
Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres
Location within Mexico
Coordinates: 21°14′N 86°44′W / 21.233°N 86.733°W / 21.233; -86.733Coordinates: 21°14′N 86°44′W / 21.233°N 86.733°W / 21.233; -86.733
Country Mexico
State Quintana Roo
Municipal seat Isla Mujeres
 • Municipal President[1] Hugo Sánchez Montalvo
 • Municipality 1,100 km2 (400 sq mi)
Elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Municipality 16,203±0
 • Urban 15,295
Time zone Southeastern Time Zone (UTC−5)
INEGI Code 23003

Isla Mujeres (Spanish pronunciation: ['izla mu'xeɾes], Spanish for Island of the Women) is one of the ten municipalities of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, on the Yucatán Peninsula. Most of the municipality is located on the mainland in the northeastern corner of the state. Its municipal seat, also called Isla Mujeres, is a small town situated on the island from which it takes its name, about 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) northeast of Cancún in the Caribbean Sea. It is the easternmost municipal seat in Mexico. In the 2010 census, the town had a population of 16,203±0 inhabitants.[3]

Towns and villages[edit]

The municipality consists of a total of 143 localities. The largest localities (cities, towns, and villages) are:[3]

Map of the Municipality
Name Population
(2010 Census)
Isla Mujeres
Zona Urbana Ejido Isla Mujeres
Francisco May
Punta Sam
Total municipality 16,203


Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1995 8,750 —    
2000 11,313 +5.27%
2005 13,315 +3.31%
2010 16,203 +4.00%
Source: INEGI Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía[4]


  1. ^ [1] Official Website for Isla Mujeres
  2. ^ Quintana Roo Archived 2014-10-14 at the Wayback Machine. Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México
  3. ^ a b 2010 census tables: INEGI Archived 2013-05-02 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ INEGI. Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía. Censo de Población y Vivienda 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010. Archived 2013-09-28 at the Wayback Machine.

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