Cancún, México

Population: 722,800 (2010)

Language(s): Spanish

Area: 1,979km2 (764 mi2)

Demonym: Cancunense

Dialing Code: +52

Electricity Adapter: 127 V, 60 Hz, Plug Types A / B

Time Zone: Central Standard Time CST (UTC −6)

City facts put together in collaboration with sister site 6pt5. Language guides and more can be found on Shishek.


Cancún is a world-renowned city located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, to the southeast of the country. It is a heavily-popular beach travel destination for people from all over the world, due to its beautiful beaches and blueish-green water. It is right on the Caribbean Sea, and part of the Yucatán Peninsula. The city is a good example of a polarization of wealth in the country; the beaches attract the rich and wealthy, while the inner city shows conspicuously that the wealth obtained from tourism is not distributed throughout.

Cancun at dusk

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