Cancún, Quintana Roo

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Cancún
City

Coat of arms
Location of Cancún
Coordinates: 21°09′38″N 86°50′51″W / 21.16056°N 86.8475°W / 21.16056; -86.8475Coordinates: 21°09′38″N 86°50′51″W / 21.16056°N 86.8475°W / 21.16056; -86.8475
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
State Flag of Quintana Roo.svg Quintana Roo
Municipality Coat of arms of Benito Juarez, Quintana Roo.svg Benito Juárez
Foundation April 20, 1970
Government
 • Type Ayuntamiento
 • Mayor Francisco Antonio Alor Quezada (PRI)
Elevation 0-10 m (0-33 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 526,701
 • Demonym Cancunense
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Postal code 77500
Area code(s) 998

Cancún (pronounced as IPA: [kanˈkun]) is a coastal city in Mexico's easternmost state, Quintana Roo, on the Yucatán Peninsula. About 573,000 people live in Cancún, but over 4,000,000 tourists visit Cancún every year on vacation.

At present, it is along with Acapulco the Mexican resort best known in the world.