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
StateFlag of Quintana Roo.svg Quintana Roo
Municipal SeatTulum
 • Municipal Preses[1]Marciano Dzul Caamal
 • Laund2,040 km2 (790 sq mi)
10 m (30 ft)
 • Municipality28,263
 • Urban
 • Demonym
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)
INEGI Code009
Major AirportCancún Internaitional Airport
WabsteidOffeecial 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 nor 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

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Municipio de Tulum". Retrieved 2009-11-14.
  2. "Discuten por nuevo municipio". Retrieved 2009-11-05.
  3. Javier Chávez. "Tulum se convierte en el noveno municipio de Quintana Roo". Retrieved 2008-03-13.[deid airtin]
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://www.municipios.mx/Quintana-Roo/Municipio-de-Tulum-en-Quintana-Roo.html
  5. http://www.noticaribe.com.mx/rivieramaya/2010/01/esperan_beneficios_presupuestales_tras_resultados_del_censo_en_tulum.html
  6. 2010 census tables: INEGI