Quintana Roo


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Quintana Roo

(kēntä`nä rō`ō), state (1990 pop. 493,277), 19,630 sq mi (50,842 sq km), SE Mexico, on the Caribbean. ChetumalChetumal
, city (1990 pop. 94,158), capital of Quintana Roo State, E. Mexico. Chetumal is a major import center and free port as well as an export point for the hardwoods of the region, including cedar and mahogany.
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 is the capital. Occupying most of the eastern part of the YucatánYucatán
, peninsula, c.70,000 sq mi (181,300 sq km), mostly in SE Mexico, separating the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico. It comprises the states of Yucatán, Campeche, and Quintana Roo, Mexico; the country of Belize; and part of Petén, Guatemala.
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 peninsula, the state was, until recently, wild, sparsely settled, and populated almost entirely by the Maya. In recent years large areas have been cleared for farming and pasture, and the coast has been developed for resorts. It has a hot climate and high rainfall. The economy is dominated by tourism. The resorts of CancúnCancún
, city (1990 pop. 167,730), Quintana Roo state, SE Mexico. An international resort, Cancún is known for its beaches, agreeable climate, and luxurious hotels and facilities.
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, CozumelCozumel
, resort island, c.190 sq mi (490 sq km), Quintana Roo state, Mexico, in the Caribbean Sea off the E coast of the Yucatán peninsula. It is famed for its beaches and coral reef (declared a national park in 1996).
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, and the "Mayan Riviera" are leading international vacation spots. Along the Caribbean coast is the famous Mayan archaeological zone of Tulúm as well as the lare Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. The flat plain with its almost impenetrable ebony and cedar forests and the resistance of the Maya forced Francisco de MontejoMontejo, Francisco de
, c.1479–c.1548, Spanish conquistador. He served in Cuba under Diego Velásquez, later commanded a vessel in the expedition of Juan de Grijalva, and joined Hernán Cortés in the conquest of Mexico.
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 to abandon his attempt (1527–28) to conquer Yucatán from the east. Scandalous episodes involving the wholesale purchase of Mayas for what amounted to slave labor in the chicle plantations tarnished the history of the territory in the late 19th and early 20th cent.

Quintana Roo

 

a territory in Mexico, in the eastern part of the Yucatán Peninsula. Area, 42,000 sq km. Population, 91,000 (1970). Its administrative center is Ciudad Chetumal. The territory is covered by tropical forests. It is a region of slash-and-burn agriculture (corn and beans). Forest industries, especially the collection of chicle sap for chewing gum, are also important. Timber is cut in the basin of the Hondo River in Quintana Roo and floated downstream.

Quintana Roo

a state of SE Mexico, on the E Yucat?n Peninsula: hot, humid, forested, and inhabited chiefly by Maya Indians. Capital: Chetumal. Pop.: 287 000 (2005 est.). Area: 50 350 sq. km (19 463 sq. miles)
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El PRD no solo entrego copias a la FEPADE de estos recibos, sino tambien originales a la delegacion de la PGR en Quintana Roo, desde el 25 de mayo de 2017, segun consta en el expediente.
The average hotel occupancy in Quintana Roo has increased 3.
Avila Zapata, oriundo de Merida, llego a Santa Cruz en 1926, buscando su "mejoria economica" con varios companeros porque, dadas las buenas relaciones entre May y el gobierno, Quintana Roo se ofrecia como un buen campo de trabajo a los yucatecos.
The larvae and pupae were transported alive in bags for rearing in the Public Health Laboratory of Quintana Roo state and the Medical Entomology Laboratory of the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL).
An adult female (IBUNAM-8344) and an adult male (IBUNAM-8345) were collected at Rancho La Ceiba, 2 km SE of Laguna Chichankanab, Municipio Jose Maria Morelos, Quintana Roo, on 22 May 1964.
He also serves as President of the Chamber of Commerce for the Mexico-United States Chapter in Quintana Roo.
Por eso en los comicios del domingo 5 la ciudadania le paso la factura a Mauricio Gongora Escalante, el candidato de la alianza Somos Quintana Roo (PRI-PVEM-Panal) y dio su voto a Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez (PAN-PRD).
Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez, quien competira cobijado por la coalicion Una Nueva Esperanza para Quintana Roo (UNE), la cual unifica para esta competencia al PAN y el PRD, con un 38% de la intencion del sufragio.
Dean's impact turned out to be much less than anticipated, however, because it made landfall in a sparsely populated area of Quintana Roo and moved at a very fast pace, sparing residents the drenching rains that characterized Wilma.
The president of the Surf Association of Quintana Roo, David Hernandez Hernandez, stated that in addition to this national competition, which took place on the strip of beach called Playa Delfines, a program of cultural and artistic activities, attracted an average of two thousand spectators daily.
En Quintana Roo las elecciones tienen el sello de Beto Borge, sostiene el perredista Julian Ricalde, quien busca la alcaldia de Benito Juarez.
El gobernador Roberto Borge Angulo destaco hoy el liderazgo de Quintana Roo en materia turistica, pues en solo cuatro anos recibio a 55 millones de turistas, 50 veces mas que la poblacion total del Estado.