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Quintana Roo emphasized
|further one large cities||Cancún|
|surface||50,212 km ² (rank 19)|
| number of inhabitants|
|874,963 (rank 29)|
|population density||17 Einwohner/km ²|
|Félix González Cantú (PRI)|
|federal delegate (2)||PRI = 2|
|senators|| PRI = 2|
PAN = 1
Quintana Roo is a Federal State of Mexico (since 1974). It has a surface 50,212 km ² and approximately 875,000 inhabitants (2000). Its capital is Chetumal. It designated after Andrés QuintanaRoo, a liberty poet.
Quintana Roo is elongated because of the Karibikküste on the peninsula Yucatán. In the south it borders on Belize, in the west on the Federal States Yucatán and Campeche. The country is flat and to a large extent with rain forests covered, their density afterThe south increases.
Quintana Roo was until 1902 some of Yucatán and divides therefore its history. The indigene population is educated by Mayas, which also (routistic, not artistically) the important ruin place Tulúm to have left. The war the box smoldered in this part of the peninsulato in 20. Century, its center was the city Chan Santa Cruz, today Felipe Carillo Puerto. In a house was a cross, that by Maya - priests was guarded and them allegedly instructions gave (Cruz Parlante, „speaking cross “) and itin the war stated.
Owing to its situation to the Karibikküste is important the tourism very much, the area as Riviera Maya is marketed. Beside older tourism centers, like the island Cozumel, are nowadays above all Cancún, Playa del Carmen and the Isla Mujeres important. In addition is the water entertainment park Xcaret beyond Mexico admits.
Up to the establishment Cancúns in the 70's was Quintana Roo the population-poorest Federal State of Mexico, today is it that with the highest growth rate of the inhabitants.
|city|| inhabitant 2000|
| inhabitant 2005|
|Playa del Carmen||43,613||54,346|
|Felipe Carrillo Puerto||18,545||23,109|
Web on the left of
- homepage of the Federal State (Spanish)
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coordinates: 19° 35 ′ 44 " N, 87° 54 ′ 47 " W