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Quintana Roo

Quintana Roo
Full nameQuintana Roo
Native nameEstado Libre y Soberano de Quintana Roo
Settlement typeState
AnthemHimno a Quintana Roo
Largest CityCancún
AdmissionOctober 8, 1974
GovernorRoberto Borge
SenatorsPedro Joaquin
Ludivina Menchaca
José Luis García
DeputiesFederal Deputies
• Susana Hurtado
• Carlos Manuel Joaquín
• Rosario Ortiz Yeladaqui
• Gustavo Ortega Joaquín
Total Area16351.3 sq mi (42361 km2)
Highest Elevation754.6 ft (230 m)
Total Population1325578 (26th) (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (24th) (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC−6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC−5)
Postal code77
Area codeArea codes
• 983
• 984
• 987
• 997
• 998
ISO 3166 codeMX-ROO
HDI(+) 0.854 high Ranked 7th
GDPUS$ 10,286,552.031 th 

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Quintana Roo (-eskinˈtana ˈro) officially Estado Libre y Soberano de Quintana Roo ( ) is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. It is divided in 10 municipalities and its capital city is Chetumal.

It is located in Southeastern Mexico, on the eastern part of the Yucatán Peninsula. It is bordered by the states of Yucatán to the northwest and Campeche to the west. To the north, Quintana Roo borders the Gulf of Mexico and to the south, Belize. It also claims territory which gives it a small border with Guatemala in the southwest of the state, although this disputed area is also claimed by Campeche.

Quintana Roo is home of the world famous city of Cancún, the islands of Cozumel and Isla Mujeres, the towns of Bacalar, Playa del Carmen and Akumal, as well as the ancient Maya ruins of Chacchoben, Coba, Kohunlich, Muyil, Tulum, Xel-Há, and Xcaret. The Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve is also in the state.

The state officially covers an area of 42361 km2 (16355.7 sqmi), but since 1997 there is a boundary dispute with the states of Yucatan and Campeche over an area of approximately 10200 km2 (3938.2 sqmi).

The statewide population is expanding at a rapid rate due to the construction of hotels and the demand for workers. Many immigrants come from Yucatán, Campeche, Tabasco, and Veracruz. The state is frequently hit by severe hurricanes due to its exposed location, the most recent and severe being Hurricane Dean in 2007, making landfall with sustained winds of 280 km/h (175 mph), with gusts up to 320 km/h (200 mph).

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