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Carmen Municipality

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Official seal of Carmen
Location of Carmen
Location of Carmen
Carmen is located in Mexico
Location of Carmen
Coordinates: 18°38′35″N 91°49′50″W / 18.64306°N 91.83056°W / 18.64306; -91.83056Coordinates: 18°38′35″N 91°49′50″W / 18.64306°N 91.83056°W / 18.64306; -91.83056
Municipal seatCiudad del Carmen
 • Municipal presesJosé Ignacio Seara Sierra (2006-09)
 • Total9720.09 km2 (3,752.95 sq mi)
 • Total199,988
 • Density21/km2 (53/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
DemonymCarmeios o Carmelitas
Postal Code24180

Carmen is ane o the 11 municipalities that mak up the Mexican state o Campeche. It is situatit at the sooth-wast o the state, on an aroond the Laguna de Términos. The municipal seat, an lairgest dounset, is Ciudad del Carmen.

The name "Carmen" is in honour o 16 Julie, the feast o Nuestra Señora del Carmen, after the date in 1717 when Spainyie colonial authorities feenally expelled the pirates from the island now kent as Isla del Carmen.

History an geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality o Carmen borders tae the north wi the Gulf o Mexico; tae the wast wi the municipality o Palizada; an tae the east wi the municipalities o Champotón, Escárcega an Candelaria. It covers a total surface aurie o 9,720.09 km².

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

The 2005 census reportit a population o 199,988 persons. O these, 4,151 spoke ane o 25 indigenous leids uised in the municipality, predominantly Ch'ol an Yucatec Maya.

Population centres in the municipality include:

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