Granados, Baja Verapaz

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Granados
Municipality of Guatemala
General Miguel García Granados, president of Guatemala from 1871 to 1873.Granados was named after him.
General Miguel García Granados, president of Guatemala from 1871 to 1873.
Granados was named after him.
Granados is located in Guatemala
Granados
Granados
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 14°54′50″N 90°31′24″W / 14.91389°N 90.52333°W / 14.91389; -90.52333
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department Flag of Baja Verapaz, Guatemala.png Baja Verapaz
Government[1]
 • Mayor (2016-2020) Byron Ronaldo Alvarado
Climate Aw

Granados is a municipality in the Baja Verapaz department of Guatemala. It was named Granados in honor of former president Miguel García Granados in 1893.[2]

General information[edit]

Granados is located at the base of the Chuacus Mountains, in the river Motagua gorge, and is the farthest municipality from Baja Verapaz capital, Salamá It was named after former president general Miguel García Granados, leader of the Liberal Revolution in 1871, by a decree signed on 13 January 1893, by president general José María Reina Barrios.[2]

It has a surface of approximately 248 km2 and is famous in the region for its Rosa de Jamaica and Tamarindo beverages.

Population[edit]

Granados has a population of 10,096 according to the 1994 Census of the Statistics National Institute, with 10% being natives and the rest ladinos.

Main religious celebrations[edit]

Granados celebrated its main Catholic celebration on 29 June, in honor of its former saint patron, Saint Peter, from 1960 to 2000, but since the settlement of the Granados' Black Christ, the latter became its official saint patron, and Granados started celebration on 15 January. However, starting in 2015 Granados decided to have two celebrations: one in June in honor of Saint Peter, saint patron of the town of Granandos and another on January, in honor of the Black Christ of Granados, saint patron of the municipality.[3]

Climate[edit]

Granados has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen: Aw).

Climate data for Granados
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27.7
(81.9)
28.7
(83.7)
30.1
(86.2)
30.6
(87.1)
29.9
(85.8)
28.5
(83.3)
28.4
(83.1)
28.6
(83.5)
28.0
(82.4)
27.6
(81.7)
27.6
(81.7)
27.5
(81.5)
28.6
(83.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 21.0
(69.8)
21.8
(71.2)
23.1
(73.6)
24.1
(75.4)
24.0
(75.2)
23.5
(74.3)
23.3
(73.9)
23.2
(73.8)
22.8
(73)
22.3
(72.1)
21.5
(70.7)
20.8
(69.4)
22.6
(72.7)
Average low °C (°F) 14.3
(57.7)
14.9
(58.8)
16.2
(61.2)
17.6
(63.7)
18.1
(64.6)
18.5
(65.3)
18.2
(64.8)
17.9
(64.2)
17.7
(63.9)
17.1
(62.8)
15.5
(59.9)
20.8
(69.4)
17.2
(63)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1
(0.04)
3
(0.12)
6
(0.24)
25
(0.98)
91
(3.58)
196
(7.72)
125
(4.92)
85
(3.35)
158
(6.22)
86
(3.39)
15
(0.59)
2
(0.08)
793
(31.23)
Source: Climate-Data.org[4]

Geographic location[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Byron Tejeda gana elección a alcalde de Salamá". Prensa Libre (in Spanish). Guatemala. 8 September 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Escalante Herrera n.d.
  3. ^ Monografías n.d.
  4. ^ "Climate: Granados". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  5. ^ SEGEPLAN n.d.

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