Nuevo Progreso, San Marcos

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Nuevo Progreso
Nuevo Progreso is located in Guatemala
Nuevo Progreso
Nuevo Progreso
Location in Guatemala
Nuevo Progreso is located in San Marcos
Nuevo Progreso
Nuevo Progreso
Location in San Marcos Department
Coordinates: 14°47′32″N 91°55′15″W / 14.79222°N 91.92083°W / 14.79222; -91.92083
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department Vlagsanmarcos.gif San Marcos
Government
 • Mayor Eluminio Cifuentes[1] (Partido Patriota)
Climate Am

Nuevo Progreso (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈnweβo pɾoˈɣɾeso]) is a municipality in the San Marcos department of Guatemala.

History[edit]

The municipality was created on 17 October 1889 as "El Progreso'. After the murder of president general José María Reina Barrios on 8 February 1898, lawyer Manuel Estrada Cabrera reached power and from the very beginning of his tenure he set up a dictatorial rule, which would last 22 year.[2] [3] The president admirers began a program by which numerous locations and structures were named after the Presidente, and then El Progreso became "Estrada Cabrera" in 1898.

In 1908, following with the adulation program, the municipality was renamed, this time as "San Joaquin", a male version of Estrada Cabrera's mother name, Joaquina Cabrera -who had died on 3 July 1908- during the Fiestas Minervalias on 4 November 1908.[2] Finally, it was named "Nuevo Progreso" on 3 May 1920, by president Carlos Herrera y Luna, who issued an executive order to remove all references to Estrada Cabrera and his mother after the former president ousting on 17 April 1920.[4]

Nuevo Progreso is also known as "El Valle Escondido" (English: "The hidden valley") of the San Marcos Department coast.

Name changes over the years[edit]

# Name Begin date End date
1. El Progreso 17 October 1889 1898
2. Estrada Cabrera 1898 4 November 1898
3. San Joaquín 4 November 1908 3 May 1920
4. Nuevo Progreso 3 May 1920 Current name

Health system[edit]

Nuevo Progreso is most well known for the "Hospital de la Familia" located there. Medical specialists from the United States visit to offer care to those in need. When the specialists are in town, people often visit from across the country because of the expert care they can receive.

Climate[edit]

Nuevo Progreso has tropical climate(Köppen:Am).

Climate data for Nuevo Progreso
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.2
(86.4)
30.6
(87.1)
32.0
(89.6)
31.8
(89.2)
31.5
(88.7)
30.3
(86.5)
30.9
(87.6)
31.1
(88)
30.4
(86.7)
30.2
(86.4)
30.1
(86.2)
30.0
(86)
30.76
(87.37)
Daily mean °C (°F) 24.2
(75.6)
24.4
(75.9)
25.7
(78.3)
26.0
(78.8)
26.0
(78.8)
25.3
(77.5)
25.4
(77.7)
25.6
(78.1)
25.4
(77.7)
25.1
(77.2)
24.8
(76.6)
24.3
(75.7)
25.18
(77.33)
Average low °C (°F) 18.2
(64.8)
18.3
(64.9)
19.4
(66.9)
20.2
(68.4)
20.5
(68.9)
20.3
(68.5)
20.0
(68)
20.2
(68.4)
20.4
(68.7)
20.1
(68.2)
19.5
(67.1)
18.6
(65.5)
19.64
(67.36)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 33
(1.3)
37
(1.46)
96
(3.78)
250
(9.84)
473
(18.62)
623
(24.53)
488
(19.21)
575
(22.64)
697
(27.44)
643
(25.31)
195
(7.68)
60
(2.36)
4,170
(164.17)
Source: Climate-Data.org[5]

Geographic location[edit]

It is surrounded by San Marcos Department municipalities, except on the South, where it borders Coatepeque, a Quetzaltenango municipality.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "San Marcos elige autoridades municipales". Prensa Libre (in Spanish) (Guatemala). 8 September 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Arévalo Martínez, Rafael (1945). ¡Ecce Pericles! (in Spanish). Guatemala: Tipografía Nacional. 
  3. ^ Bianchi, Julio (1941). Prólogo de "¡Ecce Pericles!" de Rafael Arévalo Martínez (in Spanish). Guatemala: Tipografía Nacional. 
  4. ^ Villalobos Viato, Roberto (22 November 2014). "Sitios con nombres de líderes". D Fondo (in Spanish) (Guatemala: Prensa Libre). Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Climate: Nuevo Progreso". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 11 September 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c SEGEPLAN. "Municipios del departamento de San Marcos". Secretaría General de Planificación (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 10 July 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 14°48′N 91°55′W / 14.800°N 91.917°W / 14.800; -91.917