Felipe Carrillo Puerto Municipality

Felipe Carrillo Puerto (or simply Carrillo Puerto) is a municipality in the south-central part of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. The municipal seat is the city of the same name. It was named after the assassinated local politician Felipe Carrillo Puerto. According to the 2014 census, the municipality's population was 81,742 inhabitants, living on an area of 13,806 square kilometres (5,331 sq mi).[2]

Felipe Carrillo Puerto

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Location within Quintana Roo
Felipe Carrillo Puerto
Location within Mexico
Coordinates: 19°35′N 88°03′W
CountryMexico
StateQuintana Roo
Named forFelipe Carrillo Puerto
Municipal seatFelipe Carrillo Puerto
Government
  Municipal PresidentC. Gabriel Carballo Tadeo
Area
  Municipality13,806 km2 (5,331 sq mi)
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Population
 (2014)
  Municipality81,742
  Density5.9/km2 (15/sq mi)
  Urban
41,230
Demonym(s)Carrilloportense
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern Standard Time)
INEGI Code23002
Websitewww.felipecarrillopuerto.gob.mx

The municipality borders Tulum Municipality to the north, Othón P. Blanco to the south, José María Morelos to the west, as well as Valladolid, Chichimilá, and Tixcacalcupul in the state of Yucatán to the northwest.

Communities

There were 216 populated localities (localidades) enumerated during the 2010 census, in addition to 167 unpopulated localities. The largest localities (cities, towns, and villages) are:[2]

NamePopulation
(2010 census)
Felipe Carrillo Puerto25,744
Tihosuco4,994
Chunhuhub4,644
Señor3,095
Tepich2,753
Noh-Bec2,045
X-Hazil Sur1,422
X-Pichil1,470
Polyuc1,226
Dzulá1,223
Santa Rosa Segundo1,068
Presidente Juárez1,004
X-Yatil945
Laguna Kaná914
Yaxley600
Altamirano574
Total municipality75,026

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1995 56,001    
2000 60,365+1.51%
2005 65,373+1.61%
2010 75,026+2.79%
Source: INEGI Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía[3]

Archaeological landmarks

Media

XENKA-AM, a government-run indigenous community radio station, is based in Felipe Carrillo Puerto.

References

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