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Coat of arms of Cancún
Coat of arms
Location of Cancún
Location of Cancún
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
State Flag of Quintana Roo.svg Quintana Roo
Municipality Coat of arms of Benito Juarez, Quintana Roo.svg Benito Juárez
Foundation April 20, 1970
 • Type Ayuntamiento
0-10 m (0-33 ft)
 • Total 526,701
 • Demonym
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
Postal code
Area code(s) 998

Cancún (pronounced as) is a coastal city in Mexico's easternmost state, Quintana Roo, on the Yucatán Peninsula. About 573,000 people live in Cancún, but over 4,000,000 tourists visit Cancún every year on vacation. At present it is, with Acapulco, the Mexican resort best known in the world.

The resort is entirely artificial: few lived here before 1970. The first hotels were funded by the government. February to May is wonderful weather most of the time, and there are stunning white sand beaches. Even the sea is warm. There is now an airport, and bus connections to the rest of the Yucatán. The Yucatán has many Mayan sites, and some villages which are still mostly Mayan.

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