San Miguel Chicaj

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San Miguel Chicaj
San Miguel Chicaj is located in Guatemala
San Miguel Chicaj
San Miguel Chicaj
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 15°05′36″N 90°23′46″W / 15.09333°N 90.39611°W / 15.09333; -90.39611
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department Flag of Baja Verapaz, Guatemala.png Baja Verapaz
Government
 • Mayor Edgar Adán Ixtecoc[1] (LIDER)
Climate Aw

San Miguel Chicaj (Spanish pronunciation: [san miˈɣel tʃiˈkax]) is a municipality in the Baja Verapaz department of Guatemala. San Miguel Chicaj has a territory of 300 Km², which makes one of the largest municipality of Baja Verapaz Department. It has 13,427 people, mostly of achí background.[2]

History[edit]

According to an old local legen, the name "San Miguel Chicaj" came from the time that Saint Michael Archangel descended from Heaven and landed on the region.

On the Municipality of Salamá minutes, San Miguel Chicaj was founded on 23 October 1803 and raised to fourth category municipality in 1877, by the government of general Justo Rufino Barrios.[3]

Commercial activities[edit]

San Miguel Chijal is a farming community; its main produces are corn, beans and sugar cane, while its people also works with chickens and livestock, producing eggs, meat and several dairy products.

Climate[edit]

San Miguel Chicaj has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen: Aw).

Climate data for San Miguel Chicaj
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27.1
(80.8)
28.5
(83.3)
30.1
(86.2)
30.8
(87.4)
30.0
(86)
28.6
(83.5)
28.2
(82.8)
28.6
(83.5)
28.3
(82.9)
27.9
(82.2)
27.4
(81.3)
27.3
(81.1)
28.57
(83.42)
Daily mean °C (°F) 20.4
(68.7)
21.4
(70.5)
23.0
(73.4)
24.1
(75.4)
23.9
(75)
23.6
(74.5)
23.1
(73.6)
23.1
(73.6)
22.9
(73.2)
22.5
(72.5)
21.3
(70.3)
20.6
(69.1)
22.49
(72.48)
Average low °C (°F) 13.7
(56.7)
14.3
(57.7)
15.9
(60.6)
17.4
(63.3)
17.9
(64.2)
18.6
(65.5)
18.0
(64.4)
17.7
(63.9)
17.6
(63.7)
17.1
(62.8)
15.3
(59.5)
14.0
(57.2)
16.46
(61.63)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 11
(0.43)
11
(0.43)
13
(0.51)
27
(1.06)
87
(3.43)
196
(7.72)
138
(5.43)
85
(3.35)
153
(6.02)
96
(3.78)
35
(1.38)
12
(0.47)
864
(34.01)
Source: Climate-Data.org[4]

Geographic location[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Byron Tejeda gana elección a alcalde de Salamá" (in Spanish). Guatemala. 8 September 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Font 2004.
  3. ^ Blog de San Miguel Chicaj 2010.
  4. ^ "Climate: San Miguel Chicaj". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  5. ^ a b SEGEPLAN n.d.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Blog de San Miguel Chicaj (2010). "San Miguel Chicaj". Blog de San Miguelo Chicaj (in Spanish). Guatemala. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  • Escalante Herrera, Marco Antonio (n.d.). "San Miguel Chicaj" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 11 September 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  • Font, Mariana (2004). "Baja Verapaz". El rincón del vago (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 27 September 2004. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  • SEGEPLAN (n.d.). "Municipios de Baja Verapaz, Guatemala". Secretaría General de Planificación y Programación de la Presidencia de la República (in Spanish). Guatemala. Archived from the original on 29 June 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 


Coordinates: 15°06′N 90°24′W / 15.100°N 90.400°W / 15.100; -90.400