San Vicente Pacaya

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San Vicente Pacaya
Municipality of Guatemala
San Vicente Pacaya is located in Guatemala
San Vicente Pacaya
San Vicente Pacaya
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 14°24′58″N 90°38′21″W / 14.41611°N 90.63917°W / 14.41611; -90.63917Coordinates: 14°24′58″N 90°38′21″W / 14.41611°N 90.63917°W / 14.41611; -90.63917
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department ..Escuintla Flag(GUATEMALA).png Escuintla
Municipality Escuintla
Government
 • Type Municipal
Population (census 2002)[1]
 • Total 7,162
 • Density 30/km2 (80/sq mi)
 • Religions Roman Catholicism, Evangelicalism
Climate Cwb



San Vicente Pacaya (Spanish pronunciation: [sam biˈsente paˈkaʝa]) is a municipality in the Escuintla department of Guatemala.

Climate[edit]

San Vicente Pacaya has a subtropical highland climate (Köppen: Cwb).

Climate data for San Vicente Pacaya
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 23.3
(73.9)
24.3
(75.7)
25.6
(78.1)
26.0
(78.8)
25.5
(77.9)
24.1
(75.4)
24.2
(75.6)
24.4
(75.9)
23.7
(74.7)
23.5
(74.3)
23.3
(73.9)
23.0
(73.4)
24.24
(75.63)
Daily mean °C (°F) 17.6
(63.7)
18.3
(64.9)
19.3
(66.7)
20.2
(68.4)
20.3
(68.5)
19.9
(67.8)
19.7
(67.5)
19.7
(67.5)
19.4
(66.9)
19.2
(66.6)
18.5
(65.3)
17.7
(63.9)
19.15
(66.47)
Average low °C (°F) 12.0
(53.6)
12.3
(54.1)
13.0
(55.4)
14.4
(57.9)
15.2
(59.4)
15.8
(60.4)
15.3
(59.5)
15.1
(59.2)
15.2
(59.4)
14.9
(58.8)
13.7
(56.7)
12.4
(54.3)
14.11
(57.39)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 4
(0.16)
4
(0.16)
8
(0.31)
29
(1.14)
157
(6.18)
303
(11.93)
235
(9.25)
210
(8.27)
313
(12.32)
180
(7.09)
29
(1.14)
10
(0.39)
1,482
(58.34)
Source: Climate-Data.org[2]

Geographic location[edit]

Films[edit]

The municipality was the filming location for the Guatemalan movie Ixcanul, from director Jayro Bustamante, a film that had earn international praise and 17 international awards, including several major European circuits. Based on a true story, Ixcanul tells the story of María, a young girl that goes from a peaceful arranged married while working at a coffee plantation near Ixcanul Volcano to dealing with the harsh reality of children traffic and machismo in her society after she unwillingly gets pregnant after a night with her childhood sweetheart.[4]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "XI Censo Nacional de Poblacion y VI de Habitación (Censo 2002)". Insituto Nacional de Estadística (INE). 2002. 
  2. ^ "Climate: San Vicente Pacaya". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b SEGEPLAN. "Municipios de Escuintla, Guatemala". Secretaría General de Planificación y Programación de la Presidencia de la República (in Spanish). Guatemala. Archived from the original on 13 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Ixcanul está en casa". ElPeriódico (in Spanish) (Guatemala). 24 August 2015. Archived from the original on August 24, 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015.