Anniversary of Quintana Roo

October 8: 42nd. anniversary of the creation of the State of Quintana Roo

Photo Courtesy of Fred Boehm Photographer

Photo Courtesy of Fred Boehm Photographer

The history of the state located in the eastern part of the Yucatan peninsula, starts in 1902 when the Territory of Quintana Roo was created. It owes its name to Andres Quintana Roo a politician, writer, poet and journalist also signatory in the Mexican Declaration of Independence. The region of Quintana Roo used to be one of the most populated in the ancient Maya Empire. In 1931 the Territory was annexed to the states of Yucatan and Campeche.  By 1935 it became Federal Territory of Quintana Roo lead by its governor Rafael E. Melgar. On October 8, 1974, following a presidential bill Quintana Roo was born as a free and sovereign state becoming part of the now 32 states (formerly 31 and 1 Federal District) of the United Mexican States.

The Quintana Roo (pop. 1,501,562) together with the state of Baja California Sur (pop. 926, 652) are the youngest states in the Republic.

 

8 de octubre: 42º aniversario de la creación del estado de Quintana Roo

 

La historia del estado que se ubica al este de la península de Yucatán, comienza en el año 1902 cuando se creó el

Photo Courtesy of Alto Mas Photography

Photo Courtesy of Alto Mas Photography

Territorio de Quintana Roo. Debe su nombre a Andrés Quintana Roo político, escritor, poeta, periodista y signatario de la Declaración de Independencia mexicana. En la época del antiguo imperio maya, la región de Quintana Roo solía  ser la más poblada. En el año 1931  se anexó el territorio a los estados de Yucatán y Campeche. Para el 1935 se convierte en Territorio Federal de Quintana Roo dirigido por el gobernador Rafael E. Melgar. Para Octubre 8, 1974, después de una iniciativa de ley emitida por el presidente, Quintana Roo nace como estado libre y soberano, convirtiéndose en parte de los ahora 32 estados (anteriormente 31 y 1 Distrito Federal) de los Estados Unidos mexicanos.

Quintana Roo (pob. 1’501,562) junto con el estado de Baja California Sur (pob. 926, 652) son los estados más jóvenes de la República.

 

Monica Sauza
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