Valle de Banderas

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Valle de Banderas is a town in the state of Nayarit, Mexico. It is the administrative seat of the surrounding municipality of Bahía de Banderas.

Geography[edit]

Valle de Banderas, locally known as El Valle, is small town is located at the foot of the Vallejo Mountains. It is located around 20 miles (32 km) inland from the Pacific Coast at Bucerías.

The population was 5,528 in 2000.

Historical crops still being cultivated in the valley include: tobacco, corn, beans and chiles. Also now, an abundance of mangoes, chirimoyos, capomos, and date palms grow in the area.

History[edit]

At the foot of the Vallejo Mountains in the Pre-Columbian period, "Tintoque" (Valley of the Warriors) was the village center of a small chieftainship of Cuyuteco Indians, within the larger Xalisco homeland of the Cuyuteco. They cultivated the fertile fields of the valley, rather than going to the sea, for their main food sources.

The village was renamed "Valle de Banderas" (Valley of the Flags) by Francisco Cortés de Buenaventura, the nephew of Hernán Cortés, when he conquered the Pacific coast region in 1525.

The town of Valle de Banderas, with a 140 year old church, is the oldest and most important town in the municipality.


Climate[edit]

Climate data for Valle de Banderas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30
(86)
30.1
(86.2)
30.7
(87.3)
32
(90)
34
(93.2)
34.8
(94.6)
34.8
(94.6)
34.6
(94.3)
33.5
(92.3)
33.4
(92.1)
32.7
(90.9)
30.8
(87.4)
32.62
(90.74)
Average low °C (°F) 15
(59)
15
(59)
15.6
(60.1)
16.9
(62.4)
19
(66)
22.1
(71.8)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73.4)
21.9
(71.4)
19.1
(66.4)
16.7
(62.1)
19.19
(66.47)
Precipitation mm (inches) 20
(0.8)
8
(0.3)
5
(0.2)
10
(0.4)
8
(0.3)
122
(4.8)
183
(7.2)
292
(11.5)
264
(10.4)
61
(2.4)
20
(0.8)
18
(0.7)
1,011
(39.8)
Source: Weatherbase [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Valle de Banderas, Nayarit". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

Coordinates: 20°48′N 105°14′W / 20.800°N 105.233°W / 20.800; -105.233