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Encyclopedia > Quintana Roo
Estado de Quintana Roo
Location
Statistics
Capital Chetumal
Area 50,212 km²
Ranked 19th
Population
(2000 census)
873,800
Ranked 29th
Governor
(2005-2011)
Félix González Canto (PRI)
Federal Deputies PRI: 2
Federal Senators PRI: 2
PAN: 1
ISO 3166-2
Postal abbr.
MX-ROO
Q.R.

Quintana Roo is a state of Mexico, on the eastern part of the Yucatán Peninsula. It borders the states of Yucatán and Campeche to the north and west, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and the nation of Belize to the south. Image File history File links Mx-qroo. ... Map of Mexico showing Quintana Roo state, from de wikipedia This image is assumed to be in the Public Domain by analogy with Image:Tamaulipas in Mexiko. ... Chetumal (coordinates: 18°30′N 88°20′W) is a city on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Political division of Mexico The following table presents a listing of Mexicos 31 federal states (and its Federal District, officially not a state), ranked in order of their surface area. ... Political division of Mexico The following table presents a listing of Mexicos 31 federal states (and its Federal District, officially not a state), ranked in order of their total population (per year 2000 census data from INEGI). ... The United Mexican States ( Mexico) is a federal republic comprising 31 states and one federal district (the Mexican Federal District, or Distrito Federal). ... Félix Arturo González Canto (b. ... The Chamber of Deputies (Spanish: Cámara de Diputados) is the lower house of Mexicos bicameral legislature, the Congress of the Union. ... The Institutional Revolutionary Party (Spanish: Partido Revolucionario Institucional or PRI) is a Mexican political party that wielded hegemonic power in the country – under a succession of names – for more than 70 years. ... The Senate (Spanish: Cámara de Senadores or Senado) is the upper house of Mexicos bicameral Congress. ... The National Action Party (Spanish: Partido Acción Nacional), known by the acronym PAN, is a conservative party and one of the three main political parties in Mexico. ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ... The United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos or Mexico) comprises 31 states (estados) and one federal district (Distrito Federal), which contains the capital, Mexico City. ... Yucatán is the name of one of the 31 states of Mexico, located on the north of the Yucatán Peninsula. ... Yucatán is the name of one of the 31 states of Mexico, located on the north of the Yucatán Peninsula. ... The State of Campeche was long a part of Yucatán and shared its history through the mid 19th century. ... History The name Caribbean is derived from the Caribs, one of the dominant Amerindian groups in the region at the time of European contact during the late 15th century. ...


The capital of Quintana Roo is the city of Chetumal. Quintana Roo also contains the resort city of Cancún, the islands of Cozumel and Isla Mujeres, the towns of Bacalar, Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Juárez, Akumal, and Puerto Morelos, as well as the ancient Maya ruins of Chacchoben, Chakanbakán, Chamax, Coba, Dzibanché, El Meco, Ichpaatán, Kohunlich, Muyil, Oxtankah, Tankah, Tulum, Tupak, Xel-Há, and Xcaret. The Sian Ka'an national park is also in Quintana Roo. Chetumal (coordinates: 18°30′N 88°20′W) is a city on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. ... Satellite photo of Cancún Cancún is a coastal city in Mexicos easternmost state, Quintana Roo. ... Location of Cozumel State Quintana Roo Presidente municipal Gustavo Ortega Joaquín Area   â€“Land   â€“Water ? km² N/A km² N/A km² Population   â€“Total (2003)   â€“Density about 90,000 (2003) Time zone UTC –6 Latitude Longitude 20°30′ N 86°57′ W Official website: Ayuntamiento de Cozumel Cozumel (Maya: Island... Isla Mujeres is the name of a small island, as well as the town on that island, a short distance off the coast of the north east of the Yucatan Peninsula in the Caribbean Sea. ... This page is about the Mexican town called Bacalar, for the semi-legendaric island that is sometimes called Bacalar, see Bacalao. ... Felipe Carrillo Puerto is the name of a municipality and its chief town in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, named for the assassinated local politician Felipe Carrillo Puerto. ... Playa del Carmen Playa del Carmen is a city on the coast of the Caribbean Sea in the north east of the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico, located at 20. ... Puerto Juárez is a town in Benito Juárez municipality, Quintana Roo state, Mexico. ... Akumal is a small beach-front tourist resort community 100km (62 miles) south of Cancun, between the towns of Playa Del Carmen and Tulum in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. ... Puerto Morelos is a town in Quintana Roo, Mexicos easternmost state. ... The Maya civilization is a historical Mesoamerican civilization, which extended throughout the northern Central American region which includes the present-day nations of Guatemala, Belize, western Honduras and El Salvador, as well as the southern Mexican states of Chiapas, Tabasco, and the Yucatán Peninsula states of Quintana Roo, Campeche... Chacchoben (Maya for the place of red corn) is the name of a Mayan ruin approximately 110 mi (177 km) south of Tulum and 7 mi (11 km) from the village from which it derives its name. ... Coba (Cobá in the Spanish language) is a large ruined city of the Pre-Columbian Maya civilization, located in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. ... Kohunlich is a large archaeological site of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization, located on the Yucatán Peninsula about 25 km east of the Rio Bec region, and about 65 km west of Chetumal on Highway 186, and 9 km south of the road. ... Tulum against the blue sea Tulum (sometimes rendered as Tuluum) is a Pre-Columbian walled city of the Maya civilization located on the Caribbean Sea coast of the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. ... Sian Kaan is a biosphere reserve in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. ... Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales A national park is a reserve of land, usually owned by a national government, protected from most human development and pollution. ...


The state covers an area of 50,350 km², and the 2000 census reported a population of some 874,000. The statewide population is currently expanding at a rapid rate due to the construction of hotels and the demand for workers. Many immigrants to the state come from Yucatán, Campeche, Tabasco, and Veracruz. The state, despite its status as a resort area, is also often hit by severe hurricanes due to its exposed location. This article is about the year 2000. ... Yucatán is the name of one of the 31 states of Mexico, located on the north of the Yucatán Peninsula. ... The State of Campeche was long a part of Yucatán and shared its history through the mid 19th century. ... This article refers to Tabasco state; for the condiment see Tabasco sauce Other Mexican States Capital Villahermosa Other major cities List of municipalities Area 25,267 km² Ranked 24th Population (2000 census) 1,889,370 Ranked 20th Governor (2001-07) Manuel Andrade Díaz (PRI) Federal Deputies (6) PRI = 6... Veracruz is the name of a city and a state in Mexico. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ...


History

The area that makes up modern Quintana Roo was long part of Yucatán, sharing its history. With the War of the Castes starting in the 1840s, all Latinos were driven from the region and the independent Maya nation of Chan Santa Cruz was centered on what is now the town of Felipe Carrillo Puerto. The region was for a time dominated by the religion of the "Talking Cross": in a church was a cross guarded by Maya priests that was said to speak and give them orders. The Mexican government continued to have very little control over this region until the early decades of the 20th century. The Caste War of Yucatán (1847–1901) began with the revolt of native Maya people of Yucatán (Mexico) against the population of European descent (called Yucatecos) in political and economic control. ... // Events and Trends Technology First use of anaesthesia in an operation, by Crawford Long War, peace and politics First signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) on February 6, 1840 at Waitangi New Zealand. ... The Maya people are a Native American people of southern Mexico and northern Central America. ... Chan Santa Cruz is a former name for the town now named Felipe Carrillo Puerto in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico, as well as the name of an independent Maya Indian state which the town was the capital of for much of the second half of the 19th century. ... Felipe Carrillo Puerto is the name of a municipality and its chief town in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, named for the assassinated local politician Felipe Carrillo Puerto. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the...


Quintana Roo was made a territory of Mexico by decree of President Porfirio Díaz on November 24, 1902. It was named after an early patriot of the Mexican Republic, Andrés Quintana Roo. The Mexican army succeeded in defeating most of the Maya population of the region during the 1910s, and in 1915 the area was again declared to legally be part of the state of Yucatán. In 1931 the territory of Quintana Roo was again separated from Yucatán. Term of office: 29 November 1876 to 30 November 1880 (first term) – 1 December 1884 to 1910 (second term) Preceded by: Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada (1876), Manuel González (1884) Succeeded by: Manuel González (1880), Francisco León de la Barra interim (1911) Date of birth: 15 September... November 24 is the 328th day (329th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Andrés Quintana Roo (November 30, 1787 - April 15, 1851) was born in Mérida, Yucatán. ... // Events and trends The 1910s represent the culmination of European militarism which had its beginings during the second half of the 19th Century. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ...


Quintana Roo was granted statehood within the United Mexican States on October 8, 1974. It is the Mexican Republic's youngest state. October 8 is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ...


Municipalities

Quintana Roo is divided into eight municipalities (municipios). See municipalities of Quintana Roo. A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... The Mexican State of Quintana Roo is made up of 8 municipalities (municipios): Category: ...


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Quintana Roo - MSN Encarta (593 words)
Quintana Roo is a sparsely populated state that has a strong Maya heritage, a number of prominent archaeological sites, and some of Mexico’s most famous beach resorts.
The state is bordered by Guatemala and Belize on the south, by the Caribbean Sea on the east, by the Gulf of Mexico on its northern tip, and by the states of Yucatán and Campeche on the west.
Quintana Roo was the least populated of Mexico’s states in 1970, but it had the highest level of migration in Mexico between 1980 and 1990 due largely to the growth of tourism.
Quintana Roo (243 words)
Quintana Roo is a state of Mexico, on the eastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Quintana Roo was made a territory of Mexico by decree of President Porfirio Diaz on November 24, 1902.
Quintana Roo was granted statehood within the United States of Mexico on October 8, 1975.
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