Othón P. Blanco, Quintana Roo

The municipality o Othón P. Blanco is ane o the ten subdiveesions (municipios) o the Mexican state o Quintana Roo. It is the fift-lairgest municipality in land aurie in Mexico, at 17,189.75 km² (6,637 sq mi),[2] occupyin mair nor a third o the entire state.[4] It haed a 2010 census population o 244,553 persons. Its municipal seat is the ceety o Chetumal, which serves as the state caipital an aw.

Othón P. Blanco
Official logo of Othón P. Blanco
Location o Othón P. Blanco in Quintana Roo
Location o Othón P. Blanco in Quintana Roo
Othón P. Blanco is located in Mexico
Othón P. Blanco
Othón P. Blanco
Location o Othón P. Blanco in Quintana Roo
Coordinates: 18°30′13″N 88°18′19″W / 18.50361°N 88.30528°W / 18.50361; -88.30528
Kintra Mexico
StateQuintana Roo
Municipal SeatChetumal
Municipality Foondit5 Mey 1898
Named forOthón P. Blanco Núñez de Cáceres
 • Municipal Preses[1]Andrés Ruiz Morcillo
 • Municipality17189.75 km2 (6,637.00 sq mi)
10 m (30 ft)
 (2010 [3])
 • Municipality244,553
 • Density14/km2 (37/sq mi)
 • Urban
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Staundart Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylicht Time)
INEGI Code004
Major AirportChetumal Airport
WebsiteOfficial Site
Municipalities o Quintana Roo

The municipal govrenment is heidit bi the municipal preses o Othón P. Blanco (mayor o Othón P. Blanco, aka mayor o Chetumal).

The municipality is namit efter Othón P. Blanco Núñez de Cáceres.

Major commonties


The 2010 census enumeratit 727 populatit localities plus 804 unpopulatit localities. The lairgest localities (ceeties, touns, an veelages) are leetit belaw.[3] In early 2011, housomeivver, the municipality wis split intae twa pairts, wi mony o the localities nou comprisin pairt o the newly-creatit Bacalar Municipality.

Name 2010 Census Population
Chetumal 151,243
Bacalar [tae Bacalar Municipality in 2011] 11,048
Calderitas 5,326
Nicolás Bravo 4,011
Javier Rojo Gómez 2,911
Álvaro Obregón 2,869
Limones [tae Bacalar Municipality in 2011] 2,535
Sergio Butrón Casas 2,235
Cacao 2,056
Xul-Ha 2,037
Maya Balam 2,018
Subteniente López 1,915
Pucté 1,861
Carlos A. Madrazo 1,825
Huay-Pix 1,649
Tot Municipality 244,553

Ither commonties


Aircheological Steids

  • Dzibanché
  • Kohunlich
  • Oxtankah
  • Chakanbakán
  • Kinichna
  • Ichkabal
  • Zamora



The vegetation foond in the municipality o Othon P. Blanco is maistly o medium forest, spannin maist o the interior o the municipality an thare are mair representative plant species are the sapodilla, the ramon, the guayabillo an Chaco, mair isolatit auries athin the municipality is populatit bi heich forest, whare you can fynd the siricote, the palo de tinte an mahogany, tae the soothwast o the toun are engagit in auries o rainfed agricultur an irrigation, the main crop o succarcane, alang wi the Caribbean coast can be tracit mainly mangroves.[5]

The fauna is rich an variet, amang the main species is the manatee, marine mammal that lives in bays an lagoons lictors an haes acome a seembol o the region, an ane can fynd species such as agouti, wild boar, white-tailed deer, otters, turtles an birds.

For the pertection o ainimal an plant species in Othon P. Blanco thare are three zones o ecological reserve, the aurie o Protection o Flora an Fauna Uaymil locatit on the northeast coast o the territory, near Mahahual, an the Manatee Sanctuary in the Bay o Chetumal an the Biosphere Reserve Banco Chinchorro.



Locatit on the coast, the eco resort o Kabah-na affers anerlie fower cabins in a hexagon shape tae circulate the air an thatched ruifs which keep the interior temperatur ceul. A complex seestem o solar panels provides energy 24 oors a day as well as het watter. The resort affers restaurant, beach bar, ootdoor showers, hammocks, beach volleybaw, canoes, snorkelin equipment an mair.[6]

At Laguna de Bacalar is Rancho Encantado which is locatit on the edge o a lagoon. It consists o twal cabins palm-thatched roofs, handmade furnitur an decoratit wi Mexican accents. The cabins are surroondit bi tropical gardens in which live mair nor 150 species o birds amang the tropical fruit orchards.[7]



  1. Ayuntamiento de Othon P. Blanco Official website (In Spanish)
  2. a b The largest and smallest municipalities in land area Archived 2013-10-17 at the Wayback Machine Instituto Nacional Para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "e-local.gob.mx" defined multiple times wi different content
  3. a b 2010 census tables: INEGI Archived 2018-12-25 at the Wayback Machine Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "2010 census tables: INEGI" defined multiple times wi different content
  4. Othón P. Blanco, Ubicación Geográfica Archived 2009-07-04 at the Wayback Machine
  5. Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía. "Quintana Roo. Mapa de Agricultura y Vegetación". Archived frae the original (HTML) on 27 Januar 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  6. "Kabah-na". Mexico Desconocido (in Spanish). Mexico City: Grupo Editorial Impresiones Aéreas. 394: 33. 2009. ISSN 1870-9397. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  7. "Rancho Encantado". Mexico Desconocido (in Spanish). Mexico City: Grupo Editorial Impresiones Aéreas. 394: 33. 2009. ISSN 1870-9397. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)