Jocotán

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Jocotán
Jocotán is located in Guatemala
Jocotán
Jocotán
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 14°49′0″N 89°23′0″W / 14.81667°N 89.38333°W / 14.81667; -89.38333Coordinates: 14°49′0″N 89°23′0″W / 14.81667°N 89.38333°W / 14.81667; -89.38333
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department Guatemala
Government
 • Mayor (2016-2020) José Fernando Carrera Franco (Partido Patriota)
Area[1]
 • Total 57 sq mi (148 km2)
Population (2002)
 • Total 40,903
 • Density 715.8/sq mi (276.37/km2)
  [2]
Climate Aw

Jocotán is a municipality in the Chiquimula department of Guatemala.[1]

This town is the location of Radio Chortis, a Roman Catholic radio station funded by Belgian and German Catholics. It broadcasts primarily in Spanish, but there are a few hours a week in the Ch'orti' language, which is still spoken in some isolated areas.

History[edit]

2001 famine[edit]

«If 80% of the population in Guatemala lives in poverty, with that percent, I do not know what is the big fuss about this famine.

President Alfonso Portillo, 2001[3]
Mapa de Guatemala y del Corredor Seco
Mapa de Guatemala y del Corredor Seco
Jocotán
Jocotán location in the Corredor Seco (English: Dry corridor) in Guatemala

On 3 August 2001, Jocotán municipality declared yellow code in the area when it learned about the desperate situation that the rural communities were facing, facing imminent famine; the root cause of the crisis were the short raining season, and the decline in the international coffee price.[3] Alfonso Portillo's government decreed State of Calamity to get international help; officially, 48 deceased were reported, but there were rumors of hundreds of casualties.[3]

Climate[edit]

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

Climate data for Jocotán
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.4
(84.9)
30.7
(87.3)
33.4
(92.1)
34.0
(93.2)
33.7
(92.7)
31.6
(88.9)
31.1
(88)
31.5
(88.7)
30.9
(87.6)
30.3
(86.5)
29.4
(84.9)
28.7
(83.7)
31.22
(88.21)
Daily mean °C (°F) 23.7
(74.7)
24.7
(76.5)
26.7
(80.1)
27.5
(81.5)
27.6
(81.7)
26.3
(79.3)
26.0
(78.8)
26.0
(78.8)
25.7
(78.3)
25.2
(77.4)
24.3
(75.7)
23.5
(74.3)
25.6
(78.09)
Average low °C (°F) 18.0
(64.4)
18.7
(65.7)
20.0
(68)
21.1
(70)
21.5
(70.7)
21.0
(69.8)
20.9
(69.6)
20.6
(69.1)
20.6
(69.1)
20.2
(68.4)
19.2
(66.6)
18.4
(65.1)
20.02
(68.04)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 3
(0.12)
4
(0.16)
7
(0.28)
16
(0.63)
91
(3.58)
196
(7.72)
144
(5.67)
145
(5.71)
180
(7.09)
90
(3.54)
21
(0.83)
9
(0.35)
906
(35.68)
Source: Climate-Data.org[4]

Geographic location[edit]

Jocotán is surrounded by Chiquimula Department municipalities, except at North, where it borders Zacapa:[5]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fernández Lacayo 2007, p. 3
  2. ^ "XI Censo Nacional de Poblacion y VI de Habitación (Censo 2002)". Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) (in Spanish). Guatemala. 2002. 
  3. ^ a b c "La hambruna y la sequía golpean a Guatemala: ya hay 48 muertos". Industriall global union (in Spanish). 14 September 2001. Archived from the original on October 20, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Climate: Jocotán". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  5. ^ a b SEGEPLAN. "Municipios del departamento de Chiquimula". Secretaría de Planificación y Programación de la Presidencia (in Spanish). Guatemala. Archived from the original on 7 July 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 

Bibliography[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Jocotán at Wikimedia Commons
  • Página del Municipio de Jocotán: [1]