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Cozumel (Mayan: Island of the Swallows) (Kùutsmil in Modern Maya) is an island in the Caribbean Sea
off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen.
It is one of the eight municipalities (municipios) of the state of Quintana Roo.
Cozumel is a popular tourist destination renowned for its scuba diving.
The main town on the island is San Miguel de Cozumel.
The island is about 48 km (30 miles) north-south and 16 km (10 miles) east-west,
and is the largest Atlantic island of Mexico.
(It is the third-largest island in Mexico, following Tiburón Island and Isla Ángel de la Guarda.)
It is about 20 km (12 miles) from the mainland, and some 60 km (36 miles) south of Cancún.
The vast majority of the population of Cozumel lives in the town of San Miguel (pop. 71,401 in 2005),
which is on the western shore.
The rest of the island is low, flat, and densely vegetated.
The island, including offshore islets, has a land area of 477.961 km² (184.54 sq mi).
The municipality, which includes two small areas on the mainland enclaved within the
Municipality of Solidaridad with a land area of 10.423 km² (4.024 sq mi),
has a total land area of 488.384 km² (188.566 sq mi).
The two areas enclaved on the mainland are Calica, near Playa del Carmen and Xcaret,
and the Xel-Há Water Park, near the Xelha archaeological ruins.
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