San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta

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San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta
Municipal offices of San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta
Municipal offices of San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta
San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta is located in Guatemala
San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta
San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 14°56′00″N 91°55′00″W / 14.93333°N 91.91667°W / 14.93333; -91.91667
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department San Marcos Department
Government
 • Mayor Carlos Mazariegos[1] (LIDER)

San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta (Spanish pronunciation: [san rafaˈel pje ðe la ˈkwesta]) is a municipality in the San Marcos department of Guatemala.

A small town with red tiled roofs and abundant flowering trees in the northern department of San Marcos, Guatemala, a department which borders Mexico. Although part of San Marcos is "cold country", the term used by Guatemalans to refer to the highlands which, while not cold, are certainly not as warm as the coastal plain, San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta is warmer than the rest of the department. As its name implies, San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta lies at the base of the Sierra Madre mountain range. There are many coffee plantations in the area.

Climate[edit]

San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta has tropical climate (Köppen: Am).

Climate data for San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28.5
(83.3)
28.8
(83.8)
30.0
(86)
30.1
(86.2)
29.7
(85.5)
28.5
(83.3)
29.1
(84.4)
29.2
(84.6)
28.3
(82.9)
28.2
(82.8)
28.4
(83.1)
28.4
(83.1)
28.93
(84.08)
Daily mean °C (°F) 22.4
(72.3)
22.6
(72.7)
23.6
(74.5)
24.0
(75.2)
23.9
(75)
23.2
(73.8)
23.4
(74.1)
23.5
(74.3)
23.1
(73.6)
22.9
(73.2)
22.9
(73.2)
22.5
(72.5)
23.17
(73.7)
Average low °C (°F) 16.4
(61.5)
16.5
(61.7)
17.2
(63)
18.0
(64.4)
18.2
(64.8)
17.9
(64.2)
17.7
(63.9)
17.8
(64)
17.9
(64.2)
17.7
(63.9)
17.4
(63.3)
16.7
(62.1)
17.45
(63.42)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 50
(1.97)
56
(2.2)
122
(4.8)
256
(10.08)
516
(20.31)
674
(26.54)
493
(19.41)
505
(19.88)
691
(27.2)
571
(22.48)
184
(7.24)
78
(3.07)
4,196
(165.18)
Source: Climate-Data.org[2]

Geographic location[edit]

Located 27 km west of San Marcos and is surrounded by San Marcos Department municipalities.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "San Marcos elige autoridades municipales". Prensa Libre (in Spanish) (Guatemala). 8 September 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Climate: San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  3. ^ a b SEGEPLAN. "Municipios del departamento de San Marcos". Secretaría General de Planificación (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 10 July 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 14°56′N 91°55′W / 14.933°N 91.917°W / 14.933; -91.917