Lázaro Cárdenas, Quintana Roo

Lázaro Cárdenas (Spanish [ˈlasaɾo ˈkardenas] ) is one of the eleven municipalities that make up the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Its municipal seat is the town of Kantunilkín, which was founded on 10 October 1859.[1] Its borders are, to the west, the municipalities of Tizimín and Chemax in the state of Yucatán, to the east the municipalities of Isla Mujeres and Benito Juárez, and to the south Solidaridad.

Lázaro Cárdenas
Kantunil Kin central plaza

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Location of Lázaro Cárdenas in Quintana Roo
Lázaro Cárdenas
Location within Mexico
Coordinates: 21°06′N 87°29′W
CountryMexico
StateQuintana Roo
Named forLázaro Cárdenas
Municipal seatKantunilkín
Government
  Municipal PresidentClementino Angulo
Area
  Municipality3,881 km2 (1,498 sq mi)
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Population
 (2010)[2]
  Municipality25,333
  Density6.5/km2 (17/sq mi)
  Urban
7,150
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern Standard Time)
INEGI Code23007
Websitewww.lazarocardenas.gob.mx

It is named after Lázaro Cárdenas del Río who was President of Mexico from 1934 to 1940.

Geography

Like most of the Yucatan Peninsula, Lázaro Cárdenas 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 forms flows in underground rivers that sometimes rise to the surface in the cenotes. Lakes and cenotes are the major bodies of water in the municipality.

Communities

The municipality is made up of 82 populated localities (localidades), as well as 81 unpopulated localities. The largest localities (cities, towns, and villages) are:[2]

NamePopulation
(2010 Census)
Kantunilkín7,150
Ignacio Zaragoza2,213
Holbox1,486
Chiquilá1,466
Nuevo Valladolid1,294
Nuevo Xcán1,130
El Tintal1,074
San Ángel1,041
El Ideal818
Solferino799
San Francisco767
El Cedral752
Nuevo Durango225
Total municipality25,333

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1995 18,307    
2000 20,411+2.20%
2005 22,434+1.91%
2010 25,333+2.46%
Source: INEGI Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía[3]

References

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