José María Morelos, Quintana Roo

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José María Morelos
Jose María Morelos municipal hall
Jose María Morelos municipal hall
José María Morelos is located in Mexico
José María Morelos
José María Morelos
Location within Mexico
Coordinates: 19°45′N 88°42′W / 19.750°N 88.700°W / 19.750; -88.700Coordinates: 19°45′N 88°42′W / 19.750°N 88.700°W / 19.750; -88.700
Country Mexico
State Quintana Roo
Municipality José María Morelos
Named for José María Morelos
 • Municipal President Otto Ventura Osorio
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 11,750
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

José María Morelos is the municipal seat and largest city in José María Morelos Municipality in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 11,750 persons.[1]

José María Morelos was established in the 19th century with the purpose of exporting wood and chicle. It was originally called Kilómetro 50, since it was 50 kilometres (31 mi) from Peto. When Quintana Roo became a state in 1974, the place was renamed after the revolutionary rebel leader José María Morelos, and it became the seat of the namesake municipality.


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