Escárcega

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Escárcega
Escarcega en Campeche.jpg
Escárcega is located in Mexico
Escárcega
Escárcega
Coordinates: 18°36′24″N 90°44′04″W / 18.60667°N 90.73444°W / 18.60667; -90.73444Coordinates: 18°36′24″N 90°44′04″W / 18.60667°N 90.73444°W / 18.60667; -90.73444
Country  Mexico
State Campeche
Municipality Escárcega
Ejido 5 July 1939
Town status 1956
City status 19 July 1990
Elevation 85 m (279 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 29,477
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Postal code 24350
Area code(s) 982

Escárcega (Spanish pronunciation: [esˈkarseɣa]) is a small city in the Mexican state of Campeche, located at 18°37′N 90°44′W / 18.62°N 90.74°W / 18.62; -90.74 in the central part of the state. As of 2010, the city of Escárcega had a population of 29,477.[1]

The city serves as the administrative centre for the surrounding municipality of the same name, which includes the city and its hinterland. In 2010 the population of Escárcega municipality was 54,184.[1] Its area is 4,569.64 km² (1,764.35 sq mi), which includes many smaller outlying communities, the largest of which is called División del Norte.

Escárcega is at the junction of Mexican Federal Highways 251 and 186, and is crossed by the railway that runs from Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, to Campeche, Campeche. It is a new city that grew up in the 20th century with the arrival of the railways and roads. It is named after Francisco Escárcega, a native of Tlaxcala who fought in the Mexican Revolution and oversaw the construction of much of the rail network in the country's southeast.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Escárcega
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28.6
(83.5)
30.2
(86.4)
33.4
(92.1)
35.4
(95.7)
36.4
(97.5)
34.8
(94.6)
33.8
(92.8)
34
(93)
33
(91.4)
31.8
(89.2)
30
(86)
28.7
(83.7)
32.51
(90.49)
Average low °C (°F) 16.4
(61.5)
16.7
(62.1)
18.5
(65.3)
20
(68)
21
(70)
21.5
(70.7)
20.9
(69.6)
21.3
(70.3)
21.2
(70.2)
20.3
(68.5)
18.3
(64.9)
17
(63)
19.43
(67.01)
Precipitation mm (inches) 46
(1.8)
23
(0.9)
23
(0.9)
28
(1.1)
89
(3.5)
180
(7)
193
(7.6)
226
(8.9)
218
(8.6)
124
(4.9)
80
(3)
41
(1.6)
1,271
(49.8)
Source: Weatherbase [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Escárcega". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Escárcega, Campeche". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.