The State of Quintana Roo Celebrates 40th Anniversary


The State of Quintana Roo marked  it’s 40th birthday yesterday – October 8th, 2014. The state’s official name is “Estado Libre y Soberano de Quintana Roo” (Free and Sovereign State of Quintana Roo).

Quintana Roo officially became a state on October 8, 1974. In fact, it wasn’t until the early 70’s that Quintana Roo fulfilled all the requirements set by the Mexican constitution to become a state.  According to  Article 73 of the Constitution, to earn State status each territory must have a minimum population of 80,000 inhabitants, their own revenues sufficient to cover public expenditure management, as well as the existence of agricultural, industrial, commercial and educational infrastructure, among others.

Quintana Roo Photos from the 70’s

For more information on the inception of Quintana Roo, or to see some old photos of the area from the 1970’s check out this article from La Verdad Noticias.

Together with Baja California Sur, who was also granted State status on October 8, 1974. Quintana Roo, and Baja California Sur, are the youngest states in all of the Republic of Mexico.

Quintana Roo Flag

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