José María Morelos (municipality)

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José María Morelos
Jose María Morelos municipal hall
Jose María Morelos municipal hall
Flag of José María Morelos
Official logo of José María Morelos
Location of Municipality in Quintana Roo
Location of Municipality in Quintana Roo
José María Morelos is located in Mexico
José María Morelos
José María Morelos
Location of Municipality in Quintana Roo
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
Municipal seat José María Morelos
 • Municipal President Otto Ventura Osorio
 • Municipality 6,739 km2 (2,602 sq mi)
Elevation 31 m (102 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Municipality 36,179±0
 • Urban 14,620
Time zone Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5)
INEGI Code 23006

José María Morelos is one of the ten municipalities that make up the Mexican state of Quintana Roo.


Like most of the Yucatan Peninsula José María Morelos 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 form flows in underground rivers that sometimes rise to the surface in cenotes. Lakes and centotes are the major bodies of water in the municipality.


There were 129 populated localities, as well as 132 unpopulated localities enumerated during the 2010 census.

The largest localities (cities, towns, and villages) are:[1]

Map of Jose Maria Morelos
Name Population
(2010 Census)
José María Morelos 11,750
Dziuché 2,870
Sabán 2,167
Huay Max 1,399
La Presumida 1,357
X-Cabil 1,087
Kancabchén 1,083
Sacalaca 1,010
Candelaria 963
Santa Gertrudis 899
Total municipality 36,179


Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1995 29,604 —    
2000 31,052 +0.96%
2005 32,746 +1.07%
2010 36,179 +2.01%
Source: INEGI Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía[2]


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