Carmen Municipality

Carmen is ane o the 11 municipalities that mak up the Mexican state o Campeche. It is situatit at the sooth-wast o the state, on an aroond the Laguna de Términos. The municipal seat, an lairgest dounset, is Ciudad del Carmen.

Carmen
Offeecial seal o Carmen
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Location of Carmen
Location of Carmen
Carmen is locatit in Mexico
Carmen
Carmen
Location of Carmen
Coordinates: 18°38′35″N 91°49′50″W / 18.64306°N 91.83056°W / 18.64306; -91.83056Coordinates: 18°38′35″N 91°49′50″W / 18.64306°N 91.83056°W / 18.64306; -91.83056
KintraMexico
StateCampeche
Municipal seatCiudad del Carmen
Govrenment
 • Municipal presesJosé Ignacio Seara Sierra (2006-09)
Area
 • Total9,720.09 km2 (3,752.95 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Tot199,988
 • Density21/km2 (53/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Created1916
DemonymCarmeios o Carmelitas
Postal Code24180
Wabsteidwww.carmen.gob.mx/

The name "Carmen" is in honour o 16 Julie, the feast o Nuestra Señora del Carmen, after the date in 1717 when Spainyie colonial authorities feenally expelled the pirates from the island now kent as Isla del Carmen.

History an geografieEedit

The municipality o Carmen borders tae the north wi the Gulf o Mexico; tae the wast wi the municipality o Palizada; an tae the east wi the municipalities o Champotón, Escárcega an Candelaria. It covers a total surface aurie o 9,720.09 km².

DemographicsEedit

The 2005 census reportit a population o 199,988 persons. O these, 4,151 spoke ane o 25 indigenous leids uised in the municipality, predominantly Ch'ol an Yucatec Maya.

Population centres in the municipality include:

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