Info on Felipe Carrillo

Felipe Carrillo Puerto is the name of a city and the municipality for which it serves as the municipal seat in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It was named for the assassinated local politician Felipe Carrillo Puerto. The city is the south-central part of the state at 21.20° North, 86.72° West. It was founded in 1850 by independent Maya during the Caste War of Yucatán under the name Chan Santa Cruz (see that article for the town's earlier history). After it was conquered by Mexican troops in 1901 it was renamed "Santa Cruz del Bravo" before acquiring its present name. In 2000 the town had a population of about 19,000 people, mostly of Maya decent.
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