Mexico – States


Mexico - Regions
States
Ciudad de México Aguascalientes Baja California Baja California Sur Campeche Coahuila de Zaragoza Colima Chiapas
Chihuahua Durango Guanajuato Guerrero Hidalgo Jalisco México Michoacán de Ocampo
Morelos Nayarit Nuevo León  Oaxaca Puebla Querétaro Quintana Roo San Luis Potosí
Sinaloa  Sonora Tabasco Tamaulipas Tlaxcala Veracruz Yucatán Zacatecas

 

Quintana Roo

Quintana Roo is located on the eastern part of the Yucatán Peninsula and is bordered by the states of Campeche to the west and Yucatán to the northwest, and by the Orange Walk and Corozal districts of Belize, along with an offshore borderline with Belize District to the south. As Mexico’s easternmost state, Quintana Roo has a coastline to the east with the Caribbean Sea and to the north with the Gulf of Mexico.

Quintana Roo is the home of the city of Cancún, the islands of Cozumel and Isla Mujeres, and the towns of Bacalar, Playa del Carmen and Akumal, as well as the ancient Maya ruins of Chacchoben, Cobá, Kohunlich, Muyil, Tulum, Xel-Há, and Xcaret. The Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve is also located in the state.

Yucatán

Yucatán is located on the north part of the Yucatán Peninsula. It is bordered by the states of Campeche to the southwest and Quintana Roo to the southeast, with the Gulf of Mexico off its north coast.

Before the arrival of Spaniards to the Yucatán Peninsula, the name of this region was Mayab. It was a very important region for the Mayan civilization, which reached the peak of its development here, where the Mayans founded the cities of Chichen Itza, Izamal, Motul, Mayapan, Ek’ Balam and Ichcaanzihóo (also called T’ho), now Mérida, the State’s capital city