|Area||647 km2 (250 sq mi)|
|Largest settlement||San Miguel de Cozumel|
|Presidente municipal (Municipal president)||Gustavo Ortega Joaquín (PAN)|
|Pop. density||113.13/km2 (293.01/sq mi)|
|Time zone UTC –6|
Cozumel (Mayan: Island of the Swallows) is an island in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen. It is one of the eight municipalities (municipios) of the state of Quintana Roo. Cozumel is a popular tourist destination renowned for its scuba diving. The main town on the island is San Miguel de Cozumel.
The island is about 48 km (30 miles) north-south and 16 km (10 miles) east-west, and is the largest Atlantic island of Mexico. It is about 20 km (12 miles) from the mainland, and some 60 km (36 miles) south of Cancún. The vast majority of the population of Cozumel lives in the town of San Miguel (pop. 71,401 in 2005), which is on the western shore. The rest of the island is low, flat, and densely vegetated.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Cozumel at the Open Directory Project
- Ayuntamiento de Cozumel Official website
- Cozumel Parks and Museums Archived 2008-02-21 at the Wayback Machine official site for the Quintana Roo State Foundation that manages Chankanaab Park, Punta Sur, San Gervasio and the Island Museum
- Cozumel Mexico - latest news and information.
- Viva Cozumel Archived 2007-12-27 at the Wayback Machine - Maps & Multimedia for the virtual tourist.
- Cozumel, Mexico vacation information, news and photos Archived 2008-01-11 at the Wayback Machine