Nentón

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San Benito Nentón
San Benito Nentón is located in Guatemala
San Benito Nentón
San Benito Nentón
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 15°48′08″N 91°45′16″W / 15.80222°N 91.75444°W / 15.80222; -91.75444
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department Flag of Huehuetenango.gif Huehuetenango
Climate Cwb

Nentón is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Huehuetenango. Its territory extends 762.85 km2 and has 9,113 inhabitants. It became a municipality on December 5, 1876 and was formally known as San Benito Nentón.[1] The population here speaks Spanish and Chuj.

The Nentón town fair is from January 12 to the 15th in honor of Santo Cristo de Esquipulas.

Administrative division[edit]

The municipality has 13 middle size settlements (Spanish: aldeas) and 24 small size settlements (Spanish: caseríos):[2]

Nentón human settlements
Type List
Middle size
  1. Aguacate
  2. Bili
  3. Cajtaví
  4. Canquitic
  5. El Aguacate
  6. Gracias a Dios
  7. La Nueva Esperanza
  8. Nueva Concepción
  9. Salamay
  10. Quixal
  11. Subajasum
  12. Yalambojoch
  13. Yuxquén
Small size
  1. Buena Vista
  2. Chacaj
  3. Ciénega Yalcastán
  4. El Campamento Salamay
  5. El Carmen
  6. El Limón Chiquial
  7. Jom Tzalá
  8. La Unión
  9. Nueva Esperanza Chaculá
  10. Ojo de Agua
  11. Paleguá
  12. Patictenam
  13. Pocobastic I
  14. Pocobastic II
  15. Río Jordán
  16. San Francisco
  17. San José Yulaurel Frontera
  18. Santa Elena
  19. Santa Rosa
  20. Tzalá Chiquito
  21. Tzalá Grande
  22. Tzojbal
  23. Xoxctac
  24. Yalcastán Buena Vista

Archeological sites[edit]

Nentón is located in Guatemala
Nentón
Nentón
Location of Nentón in Franja Transversal del Norte

Nentón's territory includes the following sites:

Nentón archeological sites
List
  1. K'atepan (Chanhk'ejelb'e)
  2. Cimarrón
  3. Chaculá
  4. Onh (El Aguacate)
  5. Ixb'u'ul (Gracias a Dios)
  6. Miramar
  7. Pájaros
  8. Paluwa'
  9. Piedra Redonda
  10. K'en Santo
  11. K'ixal
  12. Samran (San Francisco)
  13. Tres Lagunas
  14. Wajxak K'annha
  15. Yalanhb'ojoch

Franja Transversal del Norte[edit]

The Northern Transversal Strip was officially created during the government of General Carlos Arana Osorio in 1970, by Legislative Decree 60-70, for agricultural development.[3] The decree literally said: "It is of public interest and national emergency, the establishment of Agrarian Development Zones in the area included within the municipalities: San Ana Huista, San Antonio Huista, Nentón, Jacaltenango, San Mateo Ixtatán, and Santa Cruz Barillas in Huehuetenango; Chajul and San Miguel Uspantán in Quiché; Cobán, Chisec, San Pedro Carchá, Lanquín, Senahú, Cahabón and Chahal, in Alta Verapaz and the entire department of Izabal."[4]

Climate[edit]

Nentón has an oceanic climate (Köppen: Cfb).

Climate data for Nentón
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.0
(53.6)
11.9
(53.4)
13.5
(56.3)
13.9
(57)
13.7
(56.7)
13.9
(57)
13.4
(56.1)
13.3
(55.9)
13.4
(56.1)
12.7
(54.9)
12.5
(54.5)
12.6
(54.7)
13.07
(55.52)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 35
(1.38)
25
(0.98)
36
(1.42)
75
(2.95)
121
(4.76)
252
(9.92)
167
(6.57)
171
(6.73)
214
(8.43)
171
(6.73)
76
(2.99)
34
(1.34)
1,377
(54.2)
Source: Climate-Data.org[5]

Geographic location[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ku'in Maltin Tunhku Ku'in; Comunidad Lingüística Chuj 2007, p. 32.
  2. ^ http://biblioteca.usac.edu.gt/EPS/03/03_0504.pdf
  3. ^ "Franja Transversal del Norte". Wikiguate. Guatemala. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Solano 2012, p. 15.
  5. ^ "Climate:Nentón". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  6. ^ a b SEGEPLAN. "Municipios de Alta Verapaz, Guatemala". Secretaría General de Planificación y Programación de la Presidencia de la República. Guatemala. Archived from the original on 30 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 

Bibliography[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Nentón at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 15°48′N 91°45′W / 15.800°N 91.750°W / 15.800; -91.750