Chetumal (Modren Maya: Chactemàal /tɕʰaktʰe̞mɐː˨˩l/ which means: "Place o the red firth") (coordinates: 18°30′13″N 88°18′19″W / 18.50361°N 88.30528°W) is a ceety on the east coast o the Yucatán Peninsulae in Mexico. It is the caipital o the state o Quintana Roo an the municipal seat o the Municipality o Othón P. Blanco. In 2010 it haed a population o 151,243 fowk.
The ceety is situatit on the wastren side o Chetumal Bay, near the mooth o the Río Hondo. Chetumal is an important port for the region an operates as Mexico's main tradin gateway wi the neebourin kintra o Belize. Guids are transported via a road connectin Chetumal wi Belize Ceety tae the sooth, an via coastal merchant ships an aw. Acause o its location on the Caribbean coastline, it is vulnerable tae tropical cyclones; Hurricane Janet an Hurricane Dean, baith Category 5 storms, made landfaw near Chetumal in 1955 an 2007 respectively.
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