Esquipulas Palo Gordo

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Esquipulas Palo Gordo
Skyline of Esquipulas Palo Gordo
Esquipulas Palo Gordo is located in Guatemala
Esquipulas Palo Gordo
Esquipulas Palo Gordo
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 14°56′31″N 91°49′33″W / 14.94194°N 91.82583°W / 14.94194; -91.82583
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department Vlagsanmarcos.gif San Marcos
Government
 • Mayor (2012-2020) Juan Carlos Ochoa[1] (PP)
Climate Cwb

Esquipulas Palo Gordo (Spanish pronunciation: [eskiˈpulas ˈpalo ˈɣorðo]) is a municipality in the San Marcos department of Guatemala. The town was founded on 24th of December 1826 year. In the 1920s it was merged with San Marcos, but in 1948 it recovered its autonomy again.[2]

Political division[edit]

Esquipulas Palo Gordo political division[3]
Location Name Brief description
Town Esquipulas Palo Gordo
Villages Tánil Located by Ixtágel hill.
Fraternidad Formerly "Hoyón Grande" and "Hoyón Chiquito".
Carrizal Previosluy known as "San Francisco" (1917).
Villa Hermosa Founded in 1902.
Ojo de Agua Its name is due to the presence of several water creeks in the area.
Pojopón Also known as Santa Cruz Pojopón.
Cantón Bethania Previously known as «Cumbre de Paltazá» settlement, since it was right by Paltazá creek.
Settlements El Paraíso Previously called «Ixquihuila».
Jerusalén On of Tánil village newest settlements.
Villa Nueva Created when all the community came together and decided to settle in a new location.
San Isidro
Primavera
Buena Vista
Esmeralda
Caserío Puente de Tierra
Tierra Blanca

Natural resources[edit]

Esquipulas Palo Gordo in 2009.

Natural resources in the municipality are mainly cattle, forestry and agriculture. The main agricultural products are: sugar cane, corn, wheat, potato, and beans; the land is flat and fertile.

Tourism[edit]

Esquipulas Palo Gordo has several natural attractions; among them is Ixtagel hill and the Quetzal refuge in Fraternidad village, along with a large forest area that covers approximately 50% of the municipal area and has extensive fauna variety.

The municipality celebrates its annual fair in honor of the Black Christ of Esquipulas between January 12th and 17th.

Politics[edit]

In 2011, a woman joined the mayoral race in Esquipulas Palo Gordo for the very first time, when Edilma Marleny Ochoa Barrios ran for Unión del Cambio Nacional —UCN—.[4][5]

Climate[edit]

Esquipulas Palo Gordo has temperate climate (Köppen:Cwb).

Climate data for Esquipulas Palo Gordo
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 16.7
(62.1)
17.1
(62.8)
18.6
(65.5)
19.5
(67.1)
19.4
(66.9)
18.7
(65.7)
18.6
(65.5)
19.1
(66.4)
18.6
(65.5)
17.8
(64)
17.5
(63.5)
17.0
(62.6)
18.22
(64.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 9.2
(48.6)
9.5
(49.1)
11.0
(51.8)
12.5
(54.5)
13.7
(56.7)
13.8
(56.8)
13.6
(56.5)
13.5
(56.3)
13.7
(56.7)
12.8
(55)
11.2
(52.2)
10.2
(50.4)
12.06
(53.72)
Average low °C (°F) 1.8
(35.2)
2.0
(35.6)
3.4
(38.1)
5.5
(41.9)
8.1
(46.6)
9.0
(48.2)
8.7
(47.7)
7.9
(46.2)
8.8
(47.8)
7.8
(46)
4.9
(40.8)
3.5
(38.3)
5.95
(42.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 6
(0.24)
6
(0.24)
25
(0.98)
66
(2.6)
227
(8.94)
329
(12.95)
237
(9.33)
269
(10.59)
342
(13.46)
227
(8.94)
28
(1.1)
13
(0.51)
1,775
(69.88)
Source: Climate-Data.org[6]

Geographic location[edit]

Esquipulas Palo Gordo can be reached two ways:

It is surrounded by San Marcos Department municipalities:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "San Marcos elige autoridades municipales". Prensa Libre (in Spanish). Guatemala. 8 September 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Escalante Herrera, Marco Antonio (2007). "Breve información del municipio de Esquipulas Palo Gordo". Pbase.com (in Spanish). Guatemala. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística (2002). Censos Nacionales XI de Población y VI de Habitación (in Spanish). Guatemala: Gobierno de Guatemala. 
  4. ^ "Candidata municipal en Esquipulas Palo Gordo". YouTube (in Spanish). Guatemala. 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Aspirantes a Alcaldía de Esquipulas Palo Gordo presentan plan de trabajo". Prensa Libre (in Spanish). Guatemala. 5 September 2011. Archived from the original on September 6, 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Climate: Esquipulas Palo Gordo". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  7. ^ a b SEGEPLAN. "Municipios del departamento de San Marcos". Secretaría General de Planificación (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 10 July 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 14°56′N 91°49′W / 14.933°N 91.817°W / 14.933; -91.817