Retalhuleu Department

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Retalhuleu

Retalhuleu (Spanish pronunciation: [retaluˈleu]) is a department located in the south-west of Guatemala, extending from the mountains to the Pacific Ocean coast. It has an area of 1856 km². In 2002 the population of the Department of Retalhuleu was 241,411. The capital is the city of Retalhuleu.

The largest Native American group in the state is the K'iche' (Quiché) Maya people. The department contains a number of Pre-Columbian ruins, including Takalik Abaj and San Juan Noj.

Municipalities[edit]

The Department is divided into nine municipalities:

  1. Champerico
  2. El Asintal
  3. Nuevo San Carlos
  4. Retalhuleu
  5. San Andrés Villa Seca
  6. San Felipe
  7. San Martín Zapotitlán
  8. San Sebastián
  9. Santa Cruz Muluá

Geography[edit]

Tropical savanna climates have monthly mean temperature above 18°C (64°F) in every month of the year and typically a pronounced dry season, with the driest month having precipitation less than 60mm (2.36 in) of precipitation. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Aw". (Tropical Savanna Climate).[1]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Retalhuleu
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(87)
31
(87)
31
(88)
32
(89)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(85)
30
(86)
29
(85)
29
(85)
31
(87)
31
(87)
30.3
(86.5)
Average low °C (°F) 24
(75)
24
(76)
26
(78)
26
(78)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(76)
24
(75)
24
(76)
24
(76)
24
(76)
24.6
(76.4)
Precipitation cm (inches) 5
(2)
3
(1)
5
(2)
8
(3)
20
(8)
36
(14)
38
(15)
36
(14)
46
(18)
36
(14)
15
(6)
5
(2)
253
(99)
Source: Weatherbase [2]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Climate Summary
  2. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Retalhuleu, Gtatemala". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on April 24, 2013.

Coordinates: 14°32′07″N 91°40′42″W / 14.5353°N 91.6783°W / 14.5353; -91.6783