Mixco

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Mixco
Cerro Alux in 2009
Cerro Alux in 2009
Coat of arms of Mixco
Coat of arms

Motto: Land of champions

Spanish: Tierra de campeónes
Mixco is located in Guatemala
Mixco
Mixco
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 14°37′59″N 90°36′23″W / 14.63306°N 90.60639°W / 14.63306; -90.60639Coordinates: 14°37′59″N 90°36′23″W / 14.63306°N 90.60639°W / 14.63306; -90.60639
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department Guatemala
Government
 • Mayor Neto Bran (RM)
Area
 • Total 51 sq mi (132 km2)
Elevation 5,548 ft (1,691 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 688,124
Climate Cwb

Mixco is a municipality in the Guatemala department of Guatemala.

Located next to the main Guatemala City municipality, over time it has become part of the Guatemala City Metropolitan Area. Most of Mixco is separated from the city by canyons, for which a multitude of bridges have been created. Ciudad San Cristóbal, one of Guatemala's largest cities, is located in this municipality. It is the third largest city in Guatemala Department, after Guatemala City and Villa Nueva, with a population of 688,124.[1]

Administrative division[edit]

Guatemala Department map, showing Mixco municipality area.

The municipality is divided into zones with residential neighborhoods, villages, settlements and the municipal capital. Due to its close proximity to Guatemala City, several villages were turned into residential neighborhoods.

Mixco Administrative Division
Settlement List
Villages
  1. El Campanero
  2. El Naranjito
  3. San José La Comunidad
  4. Sacoj
  5. Lo de Coy
  6. Buena Vista
  7. Lo de Bran
  8. El Aguacate
  9. Lo de Fuentes
  10. El Manzanillo
Residential
neighborhoods
  1. El Milagro
  2. Monte Real
  3. Primero de Julio
  4. Monte Verde
  5. San Francisco
  6. El Castaño
  7. El Caminero
  8. Pablo VI
  9. Carolingia
  10. Belencito
  11. Las Brisas
  12. Molino de Las Flores
  13. La Brigada
  14. Ciudad San Cristóbal
  15. Belén
  16. Lomas de Portugal
  17. Monserrat
  18. Bosques de San Nicolás
  19. Las Minervas
  20. El Tesoro
  21. El Tesoro Banvi
  22. Ciudad Satelite
  23. Santa Marta

From the residential neighborhoods it is excluded "La Florida", which separated from Mixco to join Guatemala City in 1958.

Mayors[edit]

Elected mayors since 1986
Mayor Time in office Party
Juan Guillermo Gómez Valdéz 15 January 1986 - 15 January 1991 Democracia Cristiana
Víctor Manuel Ruano Herrera 15 January 1991 - 15 January 1996 Partido de Avanzada Nacional
Edgar Abraham Rivera Sagastume 15 January 1996 - 15 January 2000 Partido de Avanzada Nacional
15 January 2000 - 15 January 2004 Frente Republicano Guatemalteco
Amílcar Rivera 15 January 2004 - 15 January 2008 Partido de Avanzada Nacional
15 January 2008 - 15 January 2012 Partido Patriota
Otto Pérez Leal 15 January 2012 - 15 January 2016 Partido Patriota
Neto Bran 15 January 2016 - 15 January 2020 Movimiento Reformador[2]

Universities[edit]

Sports[edit]

Deportivo Mixco football club play in the Guatemalan second division. They have been playing their home games at different locations, since they plan to build the new Estadio de La Tierra de Campeones.[3]

In film[edit]

  • In 1969, the Mexican-Guatemalan film El ogro, with famous Mexican comedian Germán Valdéz and Guatemalan actor Herbert Meneses was filmed on location in Tikal and Mixco. The scenes shot in Mixco include Germán Valdéz as an old church keeper and a group of kids that listen to his old stories.[4]

Climate[edit]

Mixco has a subtropical highland climate (Köppen: Cwb).

Climate data for Mixco
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 22.3
(72.1)
23.4
(74.1)
24.8
(76.6)
25.3
(77.5)
24.9
(76.8)
23.4
(74.1)
23.4
(74.1)
23.7
(74.7)
23.0
(73.4)
22.4
(72.3)
22.3
(72.1)
22.2
(72)
23.42
(74.15)
Daily mean °C (°F) 16.4
(61.5)
17.1
(62.8)
18.2
(64.8)
19.1
(66.4)
19.3
(66.7)
18.9
(66)
18.7
(65.7)
18.7
(65.7)
18.4
(65.1)
17.9
(64.2)
17.2
(63)
16.5
(61.7)
18.03
(64.47)
Average low °C (°F) 10.6
(51.1)
10.9
(51.6)
11.7
(53.1)
13.0
(55.4)
13.8
(56.8)
14.5
(58.1)
14.1
(57.4)
13.8
(56.8)
13.9
(57)
13.5
(56.3)
12.2
(54)
10.9
(51.6)
12.74
(54.93)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 2
(0.08)
1
(0.04)
2
(0.08)
31
(1.22)
124
(4.88)
239
(9.41)
202
(7.95)
194
(7.64)
226
(8.9)
128
(5.04)
22
(0.87)
7
(0.28)
1,178
(46.39)
Source: Climate-Data.org[5]
Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología de Guatemala[6]

Geographic location[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gcis&lng=en&des=gamelan&srt=pnan&col=abcdefghinoq&msz=1500&geo=-93
  2. ^ "Esto le escribió Otto Pérez Leal a Neto Bran, nuevo alcalde de Mixco". Publinews (in Spanish). Guatemala. 8 September 2015. Archived from the original on September 8, 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Estadio del Deportivo Mixco - Deportivo Mixco (Spanish)
  4. ^ Barillas, Edgar (2013). "50 películas filmadas en Guatemala y una que no (1935-1996). Apuntes para una cartografía de los lugares filmados en Guatemala". Revista Historia de la Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (in Spanish). Guatemala. Archived from the original on October 22, 2015. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Climate: Mixco". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  6. ^ Departamento de Investigación y servicios meteorológicos. "Isotermas de temperatura mínima absoluta anual" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on May 17, 2012. ; "Isotermas de temperatura máxima absoluta anual". Archived from the original on May 24, 2012. ; "Isotermas de temperatura máxima promedio anual". Archived from the original on May 15, 2012. ; "Isotermas de temperature mínima promedio annual". Archived from the original on May 29, 2012. ; "Sumatoria de días con lluvia promedio anual". Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Metereología e Hidrología (in Spanish). Guatemala. Archived from the original on May 15, 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "Municipios del departamento de Guatemala". SEGEPLAN (in Spanish). Guatemala. Archived from the original on 7 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 

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