Isla Mujeres Municipality

Isla Mujeres (Spanish pronunciation: ['izla mu'xeɾes], Spanish for Island of the Women) is one of the ten municipalities of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, on the Yucatán Peninsula. Most of the municipality is located on the mainland in the northeastern corner of the state. Its municipal seat, also called Isla Mujeres, is a small town situated on the island from which it takes its name, about 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) northeast of Cancún in the Caribbean Sea. It is the easternmost municipal seat in Mexico. In the 2010 census, the town had a population of 16,203 inhabitants.[3]

Isla Mujeres
Municipal hall on Isla Mujeres

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Location of the Municipality in the State
Isla Mujeres
Location within Mexico
Coordinates: 21°14′N 86°44′W
CountryMexico
StateQuintana Roo
Municipal seatIsla Mujeres
Government
  Municipal President[1]Hugo Sánchez Montalvo
Area
  Municipality1,100 km2 (400 sq mi)
Elevation
1 m (3 ft)
Population
 (2010)
  Municipality16,203
  Urban
15,295
Time zoneUTC−5 (Southeastern Time Zone)
INEGI Code23003
Websiteislamujeres.gob.mx

Towns and villages

The municipality consists of a total of 143 localities. The largest localities (cities, towns, and villages) are:[3]

NamePopulation
(2010 Census)
Isla Mujeres
12,642
Zona Urbana Ejido Isla Mujeres
2,653
Francisco May
223
Punta Sam
30
Total municipality16,203

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1995 8,750    
2000 11,313+5.27%
2005 13,315+3.31%
2010 16,203+4.00%
Source: INEGI Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía[4]

References

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