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Ciudad del Carmen is a city in the southwest of the Mexican state of Campeche. Ciudad del Carmen is located at 18°38′N 91°50′W / 18.63°N 91.83°W on the southwest of Carmen Island, which stands in the Laguna de Términos on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. As of 2010, Ciudad del Carmen had a population of 169,466, up from the 2005 census of 154,197. In July 2006 Ciudad del Carmen celebrated its 150th anniversary as a city. The city is nicknamed "The Pearl of the Gulf". Ciudad del Carmen was a small city mostly devoted to fishing until the 1970s when oil was discovered in the region; since then it has grown and developed substantially. To this day Carmen is known as one of the best locations to find seafood in Mexico. As late as the early 1980s the city could long be reached only by ferry boats called "pangas" or small motorboats ("lanchas") operating between Ciudad del Carmen and Zacatal; this changed with the construction of a causeway bridge to the mainland in the 1980s (eastbound) and another one in 1994 (westbound). The construction of the first bridge was motivated by the sinking of one of the island's pangas which resulted in the death of nearly everyone on board. The bridge Puente El Zacatal, constructed in 1994, is one of the longest in Latin America. This border area at the western edge of the Yucatán Peninsula was previously part of the state of Yucatán, then of Tabasco; since 1863 it has been part of the state of Campeche. In 1840 the city had a population of about 7,000. The city is also the seat of the state of Campeche's Carmen municipality, which includes the city and the surrounding area. The 2010 census population of the municipality of Carmen was 221,094 people, second only to the capital municipality of Campeche. The main university in Ciudad del Carmen is the Universidad Autónoma del Carmen (UNACAR).

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Facts and Stats for Ciudad Del Carmen*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ciudad Del Carmen

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    • Air Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Ciudad Del Carmen: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Ciudad Del Carmen for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ciudad Del Carmen.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 33.33 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 66.67 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Ciudad Del Carmen - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 74.48 (High)
    • Climate Index 74 (High)
    • Pollution Index 48.28 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 63.89 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.78 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Ciudad Del Carmen

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ciudad Del Carmen

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.28 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 44.59 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 83.94 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.97 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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