Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Calderitas, Quintana Roo


Official seal of Calderitas


Coordinates: 18°35′N 88°20′W / 18.583°N 88.333°W / 18.583; -88.333
Country Mexico
StateQuintana Roo
MunicipalityOthon P. Blanco
Elevation15 m (49 ft)
Population (2005)
 - Total4,446
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
Postal code

Caderitas is a city on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico.

The city of Calderitas is situated on the western side of Chetumal Bay, near the mouth of the Río Hondo. Because of its close proxiemty to the Caribbean coastline, it is vulnerable to tropical cyclones; Hurricane Janet and Hurricane Dean, both Category 5 storms, made landfall near Calderitas in 1955 and 2007 respectively. This is a small but growing Mayan Village with a Mayor and a Mayan Council of Elders. The growth of Chetumal will influence this town greatly in a few years. The only local Beach is in this town as well as one opened Mayan Ruin and a boat ramp.[1][2]

[edit] References

  1. ^ Wood Martinez Elisabet J. [http://www.local-gringos.com

  2. ^ Carrillo, Manuel. Dean pummels Mexican resorts, Reuters Canada, 2007-08-21. Accessed 2007-08-21.

Coordinates: 18°35′N 88°20′W / 18.583°N 88.333°W / 18.583; -88.333

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