San Cristóbal Cucho

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San Cristóbal Cucho
San Cristóbal Cucho is located in Guatemala
San Cristóbal Cucho
San Cristóbal Cucho
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 14°54′00″N 91°47′00″W / 14.90000°N 91.78333°W / 14.90000; -91.78333
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department Vlagsanmarcos.gif San Marcos
Government
 • Mayor Baudilio Ricardo Ramírez[1] (Partido Patriota)

San Cristóbal Cucho is a municipality in the San Marcos department of Guatemala.It was found on 11 October 1825. It was annexed to San Pedro Sacatepéquez, in 1935, but it was named a municipality again on 12 July 1945.

History[edit]

The region was discovered by the Spaniards in the 16th century; soldiers under captain Juan de Dios y Cardona's command found the place. Before that, it had been populated by Mam people. After the arrival of the Spaniards, it was established as an Indian reduction and eventually raised to a municipality on 11 October 1811, and named "San Cristóbal Cucho". It is located to the south of San Marcos Department municipal capital.

Population[edit]

As of 2009, San Cristóbal Cucho had 19.443 inhabitants[2] and almost 4.000 home; it has 56 km2 and sits 2730 m above sea level.[3]

San Cristóbal Cucho most common ailments
Sickness Percent (%)
Parasitism 28.52
Malnourishment 11.13
Common cold 9.38
Skin problems 6.12
Stomach problems 6.02
Diarrhea 4.84
Pneumonia 3.63
Tonsilitis 3.17
Arthritis 2.35
Urine infections 1.41
Others 23.42
San Cristóbal Cucho most common death causes
Cause Percent (%)
Pnemonia 1.78
Diarrhea 1.00
Malnourishmnet 0.83
Embolism 0.22
Head trauma 0.11
Blood infections 0.11
Alcohol poisoning 0.06
Gun shots 0.06
Intestinal hernias 0.06
Cirrosis 0.06

Economy[edit]

Economic activity is mostly geared to agriculture, cattle, and commerce.[4]

Political division[edit]

The municipality has one town, five villages, seven settlements and four rural settlements (Spanish:cantones).[3]

San Cristóbal Cucho political division[5]
Location type Name
Town San Cristóbal Cucho
Villages Barranca Grande[a]
Las Majadas
San Rafael Gautivil
Rancho del Padre
Settlements Las Canoas
Gautivil
Los Escobar
La Perla
Ixcanante
Las Flores
El Parnaso
Rural settlements La Esperanza
Río Santo
Los Aguilar
Barrel

Climate[edit]

San Cristóbal Cucho has 60% relative humidity on average[6] and temperate climate (Köppen:Cwb).

Climate data for San Cristóbal Cucho
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 16.9
(62.4)
17.4
(63.3)
18.9
(66)
20.0
(68)
20.2
(68.4)
19.4
(66.9)
19.3
(66.7)
19.7
(67.5)
19.2
(66.6)
18.5
(65.3)
18.0
(64.4)
17.3
(63.1)
18.73
(65.72)
Daily mean °C (°F) 9.4
(48.9)
9.8
(49.6)
11.3
(52.3)
13.0
(55.4)
14.5
(58.1)
14.5
(58.1)
14.3
(57.7)
14.1
(57.4)
14.2
(57.6)
13.4
(56.1)
11.7
(53.1)
10.5
(50.9)
12.56
(54.6)
Average low °C (°F) 2.0
(35.6)
2.3
(36.1)
3.7
(38.7)
6.1
(43)
8.8
(47.8)
9.6
(49.3)
9.3
(48.7)
8.5
(47.3)
9.3
(48.7)
8.3
(46.9)
5.4
(41.7)
3.8
(38.8)
6.43
(43.55)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 6
(0.24)
6
(0.24)
27
(1.06)
68
(2.68)
242
(9.53)
359
(14.13)
271
(10.67)
298
(11.73)
345
(13.58)
236
(9.29)
23
(0.91)
14
(0.55)
1,895
(74.61)
Source: Climate-Data.org[7]

Geographic location[edit]

San Cristóbal Cucho is practically surround by San Marcos Department municipalities, except on its East side, where it borders with San Juan Ostuncalco, a Quetzaltenango municipality.

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Currently split into Barranca Grande El Centro and Barranca Grande El Calvario. These are communities that sit at 1.753 m above sea level and are 12 km away from the municipal capital, 20 km from the department capital, San Marcos and 270 km from the nation capital, Guatemala City. Thanks to its climate, they lead the municipality on coffee, avocado, jocote, and pacaya production.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "San Marcos elige autoridades municipales". Prensa Libre (in Spanish) (Guatemala). 8 September 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Orrego Pernia 2011, p. 16.
  3. ^ a b Orrego Pernia 2011, p. 6.
  4. ^ Orrego Pernia 2011, p. 12.
  5. ^ Orrego Pernia 2011, p. 10.
  6. ^ Orrego Pernia 2011, p. 7.
  7. ^ "Climate: San Cristóbal Cucho". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  8. ^ a b SEGEPLAN. "Municipios del departamento de San Marcos". Secretaría General de Planificación (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 10 July 2015. 

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Coordinates: 14°54′N 91°47′W / 14.900°N 91.783°W / 14.900; -91.783