Iztapa

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Iztapa
Ystapa[1]
Iztapa is located in Guatemala
Iztapa
Iztapa
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 13°55′59″N 90°42′27″W / 13.93306°N 90.70750°W / 13.93306; -90.70750Coordinates: 13°55′59″N 90°42′27″W / 13.93306°N 90.70750°W / 13.93306; -90.70750
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department ..Escuintla Flag(GUATEMALA).png Escuintla
Population
 • Total 15,000
Climate Aw

Iztapa (Spanish pronunciation: [isˈtapa]), or Puerto de Iztapa, is a municipality in the Escuintla department of Guatemala.

Located in the shores of Pacific Ocean and surrounded by Michatoya and Maria Linda rivers, and also by the Canal de Chiquimulilla. Its population is about 15,000 people.[citation needed]

Etymology[edit]

As of 1850, the British were calling the Iztapa, Yetapa.[1]

Archaeology[edit]

Fishtail points, the most common style of tool manufacturing in South America, were discovered in Iztapa (c. 7700–7300 BCE).[citation needed] They are considered to be the remains of an archaic Iztapan culture.[citation needed]

Sports[edit]

Deportivo Iztapa football club play in the second tier of Guatemalan football. Their home venue is the Estadio Municipal Morón.

1897 port construction[edit]

In 1897, president José María Reina Barrios attempted to build an interoceanic railroad to offer it to international investors during the Central America Expo of that year. His ambitious plan included a terminal at Iztapa Port, which was being built to improve conditions at Puerto San José.[2] However, the international price collapse of both coffee and silver brought all work to standstill and the railroad could not be completed; instead of the economic boom that the president had hoped for, the Expo signifiedthe end of his regime. He was eventually murdered on 8 February 1898 after he tried to extend his presidential term until 1902.

Pictures from La Ilustración Guatemalteca[2]

Climate[edit]

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

Climate data for Iztapa
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.1
(89.8)
32.5
(90.5)
33.1
(91.6)
33.2
(91.8)
32.7
(90.9)
31.9
(89.4)
32.1
(89.8)
32.1
(89.8)
31.4
(88.5)
31.4
(88.5)
32.0
(89.6)
32.1
(89.8)
32.22
(90)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.2
(79.2)
26.6
(79.9)
27.5
(81.5)
28.2
(82.8)
28.3
(82.9)
27.9
(82.2)
27.8
(82)
27.6
(81.7)
27.2
(81)
26.8
(80.2)
27.1
(80.8)
26.6
(79.9)
27.32
(81.18)
Average low °C (°F) 20.3
(68.5)
20.7
(69.3)
22.0
(71.6)
23.3
(73.9)
24.0
(75.2)
23.9
(75)
23.5
(74.3)
23.1
(73.6)
23.1
(73.6)
22.3
(72.1)
22.2
(72)
21.1
(70)
22.46
(72.43)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0
(0)
0
(0)
6
(0.24)
38
(1.5)
136
(5.35)
288
(11.34)
241
(9.49)
213
(8.39)
320
(12.6)
244
(9.61)
31
(1.22)
3
(0.12)
1,520
(59.86)
Source: Climate-Data.org[3]

Geographic location[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Baily, John (1850). Central America; Describing Each of the States of Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. London: Trelawney Saunders. p. 77. 
  2. ^ a b c Macías del Real, Antonio (15 July 1897). "Puerto de Iztapa". La Ilustración Guatemalteca (in Spanish). Guatemala: Síguere, Guirola & Cía. I (24). Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Climate: Iztapa". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  4. ^ SEGEPLAN. "Municipios de Escuintla, Guatemala". Secretaría General de Planificación y Programación de la Presidencia de la República (in Spanish). Guatemala. Archived from the original on 13 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015.