Masagua

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Masagua
Municipality of Guatemala
Masagua is located in Guatemala
Masagua
Masagua
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 14°12′00″N 90°51′00″W / 14.20000°N 90.85000°W / 14.20000; -90.85000Coordinates: 14°12′00″N 90°51′00″W / 14.20000°N 90.85000°W / 14.20000; -90.85000
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Settled 1825
Government
 • Mayor Blanca Alfaro[1]
Area
 • Total 473 km2 (183 sq mi)
Climate Aw

Masagua (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈsaɣwa]) is a municipality in the Escuintla department of Guatemala. In 2008 began construction for a massive power generation plant se property of Jaguar Energy in the municipality.[2]

Jaguar Energy power plant[edit]

Jaguar Energy is a corporation that owns a large coal-based electric generation plant located in Tierra Colorada, Masagua, next to the San Miguel Las Flores community and twenty five km away from Puerto de San José. The company is a subsidiary of the American corporation Ashmore Energy International Ltd.(AEI). It started operations in Guatemala in early 2008 and it plant has an estimated cost of US$750 millions, intended to generate 300 MW. The energy produced will be sold to Energuate, the larger power distributor in Guatemala, a subsidiary of the British inversment firm ACTIS.[2]

Climate[edit]

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

Climate data for Masagua
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 33.2
(91.8)
33.6
(92.5)
34.6
(94.3)
34.7
(94.5)
34.0
(93.2)
32.7
(90.9)
33.0
(91.4)
32.9
(91.2)
32.0
(89.6)
31.9
(89.4)
32.2
(90)
32.7
(90.9)
33.12
(91.64)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.6
(79.9)
27.1
(80.8)
28.2
(82.8)
28.7
(83.7)
28.7
(83.7)
27.9
(82.2)
28.1
(82.6)
27.9
(82.2)
27.4
(81.3)
26.8
(80.2)
26.8
(80.2)
26.7
(80.1)
27.58
(81.64)
Average low °C (°F) 20.1
(68.2)
20.6
(69.1)
21.9
(71.4)
22.7
(72.9)
23.4
(74.1)
23.2
(73.8)
23.3
(73.9)
23.0
(73.4)
22.8
(73)
21.7
(71.1)
21.4
(70.5)
20.7
(69.3)
22.07
(71.73)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 4
(0.16)
4
(0.16)
19
(0.75)
76
(2.99)
273
(10.75)
394
(15.51)
317
(12.48)
219
(8.62)
451
(17.76)
399
(15.71)
81
(3.19)
10
(0.39)
2,247
(88.47)
Source: Climate-Data.org[3]

Geographic location[edit]

Borders[edit]

Masagua is 15 km from Escuintla. It is one of the municipalities that is enclosed within the Escuintla Department.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prensa Libre (2011). "Ganadores del poder local en las elecciones de Guatemala 2011" (PDF) (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 December 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Solano, Luis (13 July 2015). "Jaguar Energy: un multimillonario negocio en juego". Albedrío; Centro de Medios Independientes. Guatemala. Archived from the original on 13 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Climate: Masagua". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  4. ^ a b SEGEPLAN (n.d.). "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.