San Pedro Carchá

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San Pedro Carchá
Municipality
Municipal palace, San Pedro Carchá, 1980
Municipal palace, San Pedro Carchá, 1980
Flag of San Pedro Carchá
Flag
Coat of arms of San Pedro Carchá
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Carchá
San Pedro Carchá is located in Guatemala
San Pedro Carchá
San Pedro Carchá
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 15°28′38″N 90°18′38″W / 15.47722°N 90.31056°W / 15.47722; -90.31056
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department Bandera de Alta Verapaz.svg Alta Verapaz
Municipality San Pedro Carchá
Government
 • Type Municipal
 • Mayor Víctor Hugo Cifuentes (UNE)
Area
 • Municipality 1,082 km2 (418 sq mi)
Elevation 1,282 m (4,206 ft)
Highest elevation 2,100 m (6,900 ft)
Lowest elevation 600 m (2,000 ft)
Population (Census 2002)[1]
 • Municipality 148,344
 • Urban 11,941
 • Ethnicities Q'eqchi', Poqomchi', Ladino
 • Religions Roman Catholicism, Evangelicalism, Maya
Climate Cfb
Website municipal site

San Pedro Carchá, usually referred to as Carchá, is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. It is situated at 1282 m above sea level. It has an estimated population 245,000 people.[2] It covers a terrain of 1082 km².[3]

Sports[edit]

Deportivo Carchá football club play their home games in the Estadio Juan Ramon Ponce Guay. They have played in Guatemala's top division from 1998-2001.

Franja Transversal del Norte[edit]

San Pedro Carchá is located in Guatemala
San Pedro Carchá
San Pedro Carchá
Location of San Pedro Carchá in Franja Transversal del Norte

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.[4] 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."[5]

Climate[edit]

San Pedro Carchá has a warm and temperate climate (Köppen: Cfb).

Climate data for San Pedro Carchá
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 16.5
(61.7)
17.4
(63.3)
18.7
(65.7)
19.7
(67.5)
20.4
(68.7)
20.4
(68.7)
20.0
(68)
20.0
(68)
20.0
(68)
19.0
(66.2)
18.0
(64.4)
16.9
(62.4)
18.92
(66.05)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 128
(5.04)
99
(3.9)
111
(4.37)
105
(4.13)
183
(7.2)
309
(12.17)
266
(10.47)
238
(9.37)
306
(12.05)
318
(12.52)
235
(9.25)
146
(5.75)
2,444
(96.22)
Source: Climate-Data.org[6]

Geographic location[edit]

San Pedro Carchá is completely surrounded by Alta Verapaz department municipalities:

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "XI Censo Nacional de Poblacion y VI de Habitación (Censo 2002)". INE. 2002. 
  2. ^ "San Pedro Carchá". inforpressca.com. Retrieved 2009-10-01. 
  3. ^ "San Pedro Carchá - Ubicación". inforpressca.com. Retrieved 2009-10-01. 
  4. ^ "Franja Transversal del Norte". Wikiguate. Guatemala. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Solano 2012, p. 15.
  6. ^ "Climate: San Pedro Carchá". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c 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. 

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Coordinates: 15°28′N 90°18′W / 15.467°N 90.300°W / 15.467; -90.300