Quintana Roo History

Population:  1.5 Million (2015)

Capital:  Chetumal

Popular Cities:  Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel

Hotel Rooms: Around 100,000

The State of Quintana Roo strecthes down is the eastern part of the peninsula from the tip of north most point to Belize. It has a surface of 50,212 square kilometers and is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea in both north and east. Belize and Guatemala are to the south while Campeche and Yucatan lay westward.

The name of this state, comes from Andrés Quintana Roo, who played an important role in the creation of the Republic.

Quintana Roo, is the youngest state of the Mexican Republic. It was awarded the status of a Free Sovereign State in October 8, 1974 after having filled population and economic requirements. The local constitution was promulgated on April 212, 1975.

The climate in Quintana Roo, for most of its surface is a warm one with occasional showers.  The climate is considered to be subtropical with average temperatures hovering around 26°C (79° F). The hurricane season begins middle August to November.

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