Tulum Municipality

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Location o Tulum Municipality in Quintana Roo
Location o Tulum Municipality in Quintana Roo
Tulum is locatit in Mexico
Location o Tulum Municipality in Quintana Roo
Coordinates: 20°12′43″N 87°27′57″W / 20.21194°N 87.46583°W / 20.21194; -87.46583
Kintra  Mexico
State Flag of Quintana Roo.svg Quintana Roo
Municipal Seat Tulum
 • Municipal Preses[1] Marciano Dzul Caamal
 • Laund 2,040 km2 (790 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Municipality 28,263
 • Urban 18,233
 • Demonym Tulumense
Time zone Central Staundart Time (UTC-6)
 • Simmer (DST) Central Daylicht Time (UTC-5)
INEGI Code 009
Major Airport Cancún Internaitional Airport
Wabsteid Offeecial Steid
Municipalities o Quintana Roo

Tulum is ane o the ten municipalities that mak up the Mexican state o Quintana Roo. It became ane o the newest municipalities in the kintra when it wis formit on 13 Mairch 2008 as a result o its separation from Solidaridad Municipality.[3]

Tulum is hame tae the Maya airchaeological steids o Tulum, an Cobá.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality o Tulum borders the municipalities o Solidaridad tae the north an Felipe Carrillo Puerto tae the sooth, in the state o Quintana Roo. It borders Chemax Municipality an Valladolid Municipality in the state o Yucatán on the northwast an aw, an the Caribbean Sea on the east.

Orografie an hydrografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Like maist o the Yucatan Peninsula Tulum is entirely flat wi a gentle slope towards the sea, so frae wast tae east, the aurie niver reaches a heicher altitude than 25 meters abuin sea level . The municipality is five metres abuin sea level on average.[4]

Like the rest o the peninsula's surface the laund haes a limestane base that does no allou the formation o surface water flows such as rivers an streams; the watter instead flows in unnergrund rivers that sometimes rise tae the surface in the cenotes. Lochs an cenotes are the major bouks o watter in the municipality.

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tulum haes 28,263 inhabitants accordin tae the 2010 census, a figur that haes mair than doubled in the last five years.[4] Thare is an addeetional 15,000 tae 20,000 fowk livin an wirkin in Tulum as pairt o its floatin population. That nummer rises an falls wi the tourist saison an is no reflectit in the census figurs.[5]

Commonties[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality consists o 170 populatit localities, plus a addeetional 224 unpopulatit localities, an includes pairt o a biosphere reserve (Sian Ka'an, which lees maistly in neebourin Felipe Carrillo Puerto Municipality). The lairgest localities (ceeties, touns, an veelages) are:[6]

Name 2010 Census Population
Tulum 18,233
Ciudad Chemuyil 1,377
Akumal 1,310
Cobá 1,278
Chanchen Primero 875
Francisco Uh May 655
San Juan 599
Macario Gómez 510
Chanchén Palmar 469
Javier Rojo Gómez (Punta Allen) 469
Sahcab Mucuy 456
Manuel Antonio Ay 407
Hondzonot 368
Yaxché 335
Total Municipality 28,263

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