Quintana Roo Municipality

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Quintana Roo
Municipality
Region 6 Oriente #060
Region 6 Oriente #060
Quintana Roo is located in Mexico
Quintana Roo
Quintana Roo
Location of the Municipality in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°52′07″N 89°37′53″W / 20.86861°N 89.63139°W / 20.86861; -89.63139Coordinates: 20°52′07″N 89°37′53″W / 20.86861°N 89.63139°W / 20.86861; -89.63139
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
State Flag of Yucatan.svg Yucatán
Government
 • Type PRI logo (Mexico).svg 2012–2015[1]
 • Municipal President Alba Deaneli Aguilar May[2]
Area
 • Total 139.24 km2 (53.76 sq mi)
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Elevation[2] 26 m (85 ft)
Population (2010[3])
 • Total 942
Time zone UTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)
INEGI Code 009
Major Airport Merida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport
IATA Code MID
ICAO Code MMMD
Website Official Website

Quintana Roo Municipality (Named after a patriot, Andrés Quintana Roo, from Mérida, Yucatán, who supported Mexican independence.)[4] is one of the 106 municipalities in the Mexican state of Yucatán containing (139.24 km2) of land and located roughly 104 km east of the city of Mérida.[2]

History[edit]

In pre-Hispanic times this area belonged to the chieftainship of Cupules. After the conquest the area became part of the encomienda system.[2]

Yucatán declared its independence from the Spanish Crown in 1821. In 1871 the ranch Hobchén which had been part of the Dzitás Municipality became a pueblo with the name of Quintana Roo. In 1931, it was designated as its own municipality.[2]

Governance[edit]

The municipal president is elected for a three-year term. The town council has four aldermen, who serve as Secretary of the Town Hall; and councilors of public works, public security and potable water.[5]

The Municipal Council administers the business of the municipality. It is responsible for budgeting and expenditures and producing all required reports for all branches of the municipal administration. Annually it determines educational standards for schools.[5]

The Police Commissioners ensure public order and safety. They are tasked with enforcing regulations, distributing materials and administering rulings of general compliance issued by the council.[5]

Communities[edit]

The head of the municipality is Quintana Roo, Yucatán. The other populated areas in the municipality are Carrillo, Dzulotok Pueblo, Maxcapixcil, San Andrés, San Antonio, Santa Inés, San Juan, and Santa María. The significant populations are shown below:[2]

Community Population
Entire Municipality (2010) 942[3]
Quintana Roo 965 in 2005[6]

Local festivals[edit]

Every year from 23 to 27 February is a fiesta of the pueblo; from 8 to 12 June the feast in honor of St. Barnabas is celebrated; and the last of August, a celebration for San Bartolomé is held.[2]

Tourist attractions[edit]

  • Church of San Bartolomé, built in the eighteenth century
  • The Chapel of La Mejorada, built in the eighteenth century
  • Hacienda Calcehtoc

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Listado oficial de los precandidatos del PRI a las 106 alcaldías de Yucatán" (in Spanish). Progreso, Mexico: Progreso Hoy. 18 December 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2015. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Municipios de Yucatán » Quintana Roo" (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Mexico In Figures:Quintana Roo, Yucatán". INEGI (in Spanish and English). Aguascalientes, México: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI). Archived from the original on 6 May 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Quintana Roo". History. A&E Television Networks. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c "Quintana Roo". inafed (in Spanish). Mérida, Mexico: Enciclopedia de Los Municipios y Delegaciones de México. Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Quintana Roo". PueblosAmerica (in Spanish). PueblosAmerica. 2005. Retrieved 9 June 2015.