José María Morelos Municipality

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

José María Morelos
Jose María Morelos municipal hall

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Location of Municipality in Quintana Roo
José María Morelos
Location of Municipality in Quintana Roo
Coordinates: 19°45′N 88°42′W
CountryMexico
StateQuintana Roo
Municipal seatJosé María Morelos
Government
  Municipal PresidentOtto Ventura Osorio
Area
  Municipality6,739 km2 (2,602 sq mi)
Elevation
31 m (102 ft)
Population
 (2010 census)[1]
  Municipality36,179
  Density5.4/km2 (14/sq mi)
  Urban
14,620
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern Standard Time)
INEGI Code23006
Websitewww.josemariamorelos.gob.mx

Geography

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 cenotes are the major bodies of water in the municipality.

Communities

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]

NamePopulation
(2010 Census)
José María Morelos11,750
Dziuché2,870
Sabán2,167
Huay Max1,399
La Presumida1,357
X-Cabil1,087
Kancabchén1,083
Sacalaca1,010
Candelaria963
Santa Gertrudis899
Total municipality36,179

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±% 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]

References

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