Southeast Mexico

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The Southeast Mexico (Spanish: Sureste de México) is a region of United Mexican States, formed by the states of Yucatán, Campeche, Quintana Roo and Tabasco.[1] The area is almost flat, except for the presence of the hills and mountains that form the Sierra Atravesada. The mountains are about 250 km in length, and its highest point is in the passage of Chivela, about 2500 of elevation. Further east, near the boundary between Oaxaca and Chiapas, is the Cerro Azul, reaching an elevation of 2300.


South-southeast México is the fastest growing region in formal employment registered in the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (English: Mexican Institute of Social Security). This region is stronger in giving added value to natural resources in a sustainable way, also gaining national and international markets and diversifying the economy.[2] The border with Guatemala is formed by the Suchiate River, the Usumacinta River and three artificial lines and the length of this border is 871 km.[3] With Belize, the border is 251 km and is marked in whole by Hondo River.[4] The territorial waters of Mexico consists of two regions: the territorial sea is measured from the shoreline to 25 km offshore, and the exclusive economic zone, which reaches 200 nautical miles (370 km) from the coast.[5]


State Official Name

Estado Libre y Soberano de:

Flag Capital Largest city Area[6] Population (2009)[7] Order of Admission
to Federation
Date of Admission
to Federation
Campeche Campeche Flag of Campeche.svg San Francisco de Campeche San Francisco de Campeche 05792457,924 km2 (22,365 sq mi) 0791.322 025 1863042929-04-1863[8]
Quintana Roo Quintana Roo Flag of Quintana Roo.svg Chetumal Cancún 04236142,361 km2 (16,356 sq mi) 01.290.323 030 1974100808-10-1974[9]
Tabasco Tabasco Flag of Tabasco.svg Villahermosa Villahermosa 02473824,738 km2 (9,551 sq mi) 02.045.294 013 1824020707-02-1824[10]
Yucatán Yucatán Flag of Yucatan.svg Mérida Mérida 03961239,612 km2 (15,294 sq mi) 01.909.965 08 1823122323-12-1823[11]

Major Cities[edit]

Major Cities of Yucatán
Night in Merida.jpg Valladolid Mexico Cathedral.jpg Progreso Beach.jpg Church of the Three Kings.jpg Portada wiki.jpg
Mérida Valladolid Progreso Tizimín Motul
Major Cities of Quintana Roo
Chetumal aerea.jpg Cozumel Aerial View.jpg Playadelcarmenbeach.jpg
Chetumal Benito Juárez (Cancún) Cozumel Playa del Carmen
Major Cities of Campeche
Campeche - Altstadt 1.jpg Ciudaddelcarmen.jpg
San Francisco de Campeche Ciudad del Carmen
Major Cities of Tabasco
Mirador laguna ilusiones.JPG Cárdenas Parque Independencia.jpg
Villahermosa Heroica Cárdenas

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Gómez Mont, con aliados en Tabasco, Yucatán, Campeche y Quintana Roo.". NotiSureste. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Actividades". Presidencia de la Republica. 2006. p. 1. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Descripción de la Región, Anexo I.". SEMARNAT. 2006. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  4. ^ "México es un país localizado en América del Norte." (PDF). Rotary International. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Metodos de delimitacion en derecho del mar y el problema de las islas.". Biblioteca Juridica Virtual. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  6. ^ "INEGI". 
  7. ^ CONAPO
  8. ^ "Secretaria de Educación Publica". 
  9. ^ "Gobierno del Estado de Quintana Roo". 
  10. ^ "La Diputación Provincial y El Federalismo Mexicano". 
  11. ^ "La Diputación Provincial y El Federalismo Mexicano".