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Escuintla

Escuintla
Municipality
Escuintla c.1902
Escuintla c.1902
Escuintla is located in Guatemala
Escuintla
Location in Guatemala
Escuintla is located in Escuintla
Escuintla
Location in Escuintla Department
Coordinates:
Country Guatemala
Department Escuintla
Municipality Escuintla
Government
 • Type Municipal
 • Mayor Pedro René Escobar
Population (census 2002)[1]
 • Municipality 119,897
 • Urban 86,678
 • Religions Roman Catholicism, Evangelicalism
Climate Am

Escuintla (Spanish pronunciation: ) is a city in south central Guatemala. It is the capital of the Escuintla Department and the administrative seat of Escuintla Municipality.

In 2003 the city had a population of about 68,000 people. It is on the border of the central highlands and the Pacific coastal plain.

Contents

  • Economy 1
  • Transportation 2
  • Sports 3
  • Climate 4
  • Geographic location 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Economy

The city is among the more industrialized areas of the country. One of the most important agricultural products of the region is sugar cane. Other products are tobacco, seafood, and cattle. Escuintla is bathed by the waters of the Pacific, and produces about 43 percent of gross domestic product of Guatemala, is statistically the department, province or region in Mesoamerica with lower unemployment and extreme poverty, this contrasts with the economic and social reality of Guatemala

Transportation

Escuintla used to be an important stop for trains going to Puerto San José until 2007. Today, the CA-2 and CA-9 highways cross here.

Sports

Juventud Escuintleca football club play their home games at the Estadio Ricardo Muñoz Gálvez. Most recently they have again been playing in the second tier of Guatemalan football.

Climate

Escuintla has tropical climate (Köppen: Am).

Climate data for Escuintla
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31.9
(89.4)
32.1
(89.8)
33.4
(92.1)
33.3
(91.9)
32.5
(90.5)
31.2
(88.2)
31.5
(88.7)
31.2
(88.2)
30.2
(86.4)
30.1
(86.2)
30.4
(86.7)
31.0
(87.8)
31.57
(88.83)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.5
(77.9)
25.7
(78.3)
27.2
(81)
27.3
(81.1)
27.3
(81.1)
26.5
(79.7)
26.9
(80.4)
26.7
(80.1)
25.7
(78.3)
25.2
(77.4)
25.1
(77.2)
25.1
(77.2)
26.18
(79.14)
Average low °C (°F) 19.2
(66.6)
19.4
(66.9)
21.0
(69.8)
21.3
(70.3)
22.2
(72)
21.8
(71.2)
22.3
(72.1)
22.2
(72)
21.3
(70.3)
20.4
(68.7)
19.8
(67.6)
19.3
(66.7)
20.85
(69.52)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 7
(0.28)
13
(0.51)
30
(1.18)
93
(3.66)
333
(13.11)
555
(21.85)
337
(13.27)
360
(14.17)
581
(22.87)
417
(16.42)
85
(3.35)
15
(0.59)
2,826
(111.26)
Source: Climate-Data.org[2]

Geographic location

See also

References

  1. ^ "XI Censo Nacional de Poblacion y VI de Habitación (Censo 2002)". Insituto Nacional de Estadística (INE). 2002. 
  2. ^ "Climate: Escuintla". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b SEGEPLAN. "Municipios de Escuintla, Guatemala". Secretaría General de Planificación y Programación de la Presidencia de la República. Guatemala. Archived from the original on 13 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 

External links

  • Escuintla on prensalibre.com
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