Macuspana

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Tabasco

Macuspana is a city in Macuspana Municipality in the south-central part of the state of Tabasco in southeastern Mexico. The city of Macuspana had a 2005 census population of 30,661 and is the fifth-largest city in the state. It is the municipal seat of the municipality of Macuspana, which has an area of 2,551.7 km² (985.22 sq mi) and a population of 142,954, which includes numerous smaller communities. The largest of these communities is Benito Juárez (San Carlos).

Geography[edit]

The geographical vicinity is also known as the Macuspana Basin.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Macuspana
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28.3
(82.9)
29.8
(85.6)
32.4
(90.3)
34.6
(94.3)
35.8
(96.4)
34.7
(94.5)
34.4
(93.9)
34.3
(93.7)
33.2
(91.8)
31.7
(89.1)
30.3
(86.5)
28.7
(83.7)
32.35
(90.23)
Average low °C (°F) 18.1
(64.6)
18.7
(65.7)
20.1
(68.2)
22
(71.6)
23.1
(73.6)
23.2
(73.8)
22.9
(73.2)
22.9
(73.2)
22.9
(73.2)
22
(72)
20.6
(69.1)
19
(66.2)
21.29
(70.37)
Precipitation mm (inches) 150
(5.9)
119
(4.7)
69
(2.7)
66
(2.6)
124
(4.9)
300
(11.8)
201
(7.9)
272
(10.7)
399
(15.7)
338
(13.3)
206
(8.1)
160
(6.3)
2,404
(94.6)
Source: Weatherbase [1]

Name[edit]

The etymology of Macuspana's name is uncertain. The Enciclopedia de los municipios de México offers three possible explanations:[1]

  • From the Nahuatl Macui-chpana, meaning "place of the five sweepings" or "place of the five cleansings".
  • From the Zoque Macu-pane, meaning "place where the priest goes".
  • A corruption of the given names Marcos and Juana, presumably the founders of the settlement.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Macuspana, Tabasco". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

Coordinates: 17°46′N 92°36′W / 17.767°N 92.600°W / 17.767; -92.600