Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo


Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo

"See also Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Oaxaca, for the town in Oaxaca."

Felipe Carrillo Puerto or simply Carrillo Puerto is the name of a city and the municipality for which it serves as the municipal seat in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It was named after the assassinated local politician Felipe Carrillo Puerto.

The city is the south-central part of the state at coord|19|34|39|N|88|2|43|W |region:MX_type:city |display=title,inline. It was founded in 1850 by independent Maya during the Caste War of Yucatán under the name Chan Santa Cruz (see that article for the town's earlier history). After it was conquered by Mexican troops in 1901 it was renamed "Santa Cruz del Bravo" before acquiring its present name. In the 2005 census the town had a population of 21,530 people, mostly of Maya decent. The municipality's population was 65,373, living on an area of 13,806 km² (5,330.5 sq mi).

Media

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

References

* [http://www.inegi.gob.mx/est/contenidos/espanol/sistemas/conteo2005/localidad/iter/ Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005] INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática

External links

* [http://www.fcarrillopuerto.com.mx/ Ayuntamiento de Felipe Carrillo Puerto] Official website


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