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The municipality of Othón P. Blanco is one of the nine subdivisions of the Mexican state of Quintana Roomarker. It is the fifth-largest municipality in land area in Mexico, at 17,189.75 km² (6,637 sq mi), occupying more than a third of the entire state. It had a 2005 census population of 219,763 persons. Its municipal seat is the city of Chetumalmarker.

The municipal government is headed by the municipal president of Othón P. Blanco (mayor of Othón P. Blanco, aka mayor of Chetumal).

The municipality is named after Othón P. Blanco Núñez de Cáceres.

Major communities

The municipality is made up of 554 communities the largest of which are:
Map of Othón P.
Blanco municipality
Community Population
Entire Municipality 219,763
Chetumalmarker 136,825
Bacalarmarker 9,833
Calderitas 4,446
Nicolás Bravo 3,653
Álvaro Obregón 2,825
Sergio Butrón Casas 2,099
Subteniente López 1,890
Xul-Há 1,838
Carlos A. Madrazo 1,769
Pucté 1,757
Ucum 1,345
La Unión 1,083
Mahahualmarker 282
Xcalakmarker 252

Archeological Sites

  • Dzibanché
  • Kohunlich
  • Oxtankah
  • Chakanbakán
  • Kinichna


The vegetation found in the municipality of Othon P. Blanco is mostly of medium forest, spanning most of the interior of the municipality and there are more representative plant species are the sapodilla, the ramon, the guayabillo and Chaco, more isolated areas within the municipality is populated by high forest, where you can find the siricote, the palo de tinte and mahogany, to the southwest of the town are engaged in areas of rainfed agriculture and irrigation, the main crop of sugarcane, along with the Caribbean coast can be traced mainly mangroves.

The fauna is rich and varied, among the main species is the manatee, marine mammal that lives in bays and lagoons lictors and has become a symbol of the region, and one can find species such as agouti, wild boar, white-tailed deer, otters, turtles and birds.

For the protection of animal and plant species in Othon P. Blanco there are three zones of ecological reserve, the area of Protection of Flora and Fauna Uaymil located on the northeast coast of the territory, near Mahahual, and the Manatee Sanctuary in the Bay of Chetumal and the Biosphere Reserve Banco Chinchorro.


Image:Rio Hondo.jpg|Río Hondo

Image:Canal de zaragoza.JPG|Aerial view of the Zaragoza Canal, the Bay of Chetumal and the Caribbean Sea

Image:Bacalar01.jpg|Bacalar Lagoon

Image:Entronque carretero Chetumal-Bacalar.JPG|Junction of Highway 186 and 307 south of Laguna Bacalar


  1. The largest and smallest municipalities in land area Instituto Nacional Para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal
  2. Othón P. Blanco, Ubicación Geográfica

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