Champotón, Campeche

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Champotón
City
Champotón is located in Mexico
Champotón
Champotón
Coordinates: 19°21′N 90°43′W / 19.350°N 90.717°W / 19.350; -90.717Coordinates: 19°21′N 90°43′W / 19.350°N 90.717°W / 19.350; -90.717
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
State Flag of Campeche.svg Campeche
Municipality Champotón
City Founded 1538
Government
 • Mayor Xicoténcatl González Hernández (PRI)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 30,881
 • Demonym Champotonero
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Area code(s) 982
Website http://www.champoton.gob.mx/

Champotón is a small city in Champotón Municipality in the Mexican state of Campeche, located at 19°21′N 90°43′W / 19.35°N 90.72°W / 19.35; -90.72, about 60 km south of the city of Campeche where the small Champotón river meets the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. At the 2010 census it had a population of 30,881.

Champotón, historically also called Chakanputun and Chanputun, was a city of the Maya civilization dating back to at least the 10th century before it was conquered by Spain in the 16th century. There the famous battle "Mala Pelea" occurred. In the first Spanish exploration (1517), they were defeated by the Maya. Juan de Grijalva's expedition exacted revenge in 1518.[1]:22-24,29

Demographics[edit]

As of 2010, the city of Champotón had a population of 30,881.[2]


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Climate[edit]

Climate data for Champotón (1951–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 36.0
(96.8)
37.0
(98.6)
41.0
(105.8)
42.0
(107.6)
42.0
(107.6)
42.0
(107.6)
39.0
(102.2)
38.0
(100.4)
37.0
(98.6)
36.0
(96.8)
35.0
(95)
36.0
(96.8)
42.0
(107.6)
Average high °C (°F) 28.6
(83.5)
30.2
(86.4)
31.9
(89.4)
34.4
(93.9)
35.2
(95.4)
34.2
(93.6)
33.8
(92.8)
33.1
(91.6)
32.5
(90.5)
31.1
(88)
29.7
(85.5)
28.7
(83.7)
32.0
(89.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 22.6
(72.7)
23.7
(74.7)
25.1
(77.2)
27.5
(81.5)
28.6
(83.5)
28.2
(82.8)
27.7
(81.9)
27.4
(81.3)
27.2
(81)
25.9
(78.6)
24.3
(75.7)
22.9
(73.2)
25.9
(78.6)
Average low °C (°F) 16.6
(61.9)
17.3
(63.1)
18.3
(64.9)
20.5
(68.9)
22.0
(71.6)
22.3
(72.1)
21.7
(71.1)
21.7
(71.1)
22.0
(71.6)
20.8
(69.4)
18.8
(65.8)
17.1
(62.8)
19.9
(67.8)
Record low °C (°F) 8.0
(46.4)
8.0
(46.4)
8.0
(46.4)
11.0
(51.8)
14.0
(57.2)
18.0
(64.4)
18.0
(64.4)
18.0
(64.4)
19.0
(66.2)
12.0
(53.6)
12.0
(53.6)
8.0
(46.4)
8.0
(46.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 25.2
(0.992)
25.8
(1.016)
16.1
(0.634)
12.0
(0.472)
59.7
(2.35)
220.9
(8.697)
201.1
(7.917)
226.8
(8.929)
246.5
(9.705)
153.3
(6.035)
61.7
(2.429)
33.1
(1.303)
1,282.2
(50.48)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 3.5 2.4 2.0 1.3 3.9 13.6 14.1 15.9 14.7 10.0 4.4 3.5 89.3
Source: Servicio Meteorológico National[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diaz, B., 1963, The Conquest of New Spain, London: Penguin Books, ISBN 0140441239
  2. ^ "Champotón". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Estado de Campeche–Estacion: Champoton (DGE)". NORMALES CLIMATOLÓGICAS 1951–2010 (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico National. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Extreme Temperatures and Precipitation for Champoton (DGE) 1986–2009" (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 

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