Santa Lucía Milpas Altas

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Santa Lucía Milpas Altas
Municipality
Santa Lucía Milpas Altas is located in Guatemala
Santa Lucía Milpas Altas
Santa Lucía Milpas Altas
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 14°35′00″N 90°41′00″W / 14.58333°N 90.68333°W / 14.58333; -90.68333
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department Sacatepéquez Department
Climate Cwb

Santa Lucía Milpas Altas (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈsanta luˈsi.a ˈmilpas ˈaltas]) is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Sacatepéquez. Population: Approximately 11,000.

History[edit]

In the 1540s, bishop Francisco Marroquín split the ecclesiastical administration of the central valley of Guatemala between the Order of Preachers and the Franciscans, assigning Sumpango's curato to the former.[1] In 1638, the Dominicans separated their large doctrines in groups revolving around six convents:

Order of Preachers convents and doctrines in 1638
Convent Doctrines or curatos Convent Doctrines or curatos
Guatemala Amatitlán
Verapaz
Sonsonate
  • Nahuizalco
  • Tacuxcalco[2]
San Salvador
  • Apastepeque
  • Chontales
  • Cojutepeque
  • Cuscatlán
  • Milpas Bajas
  • Tonacatepeque
Sacapulas

Ecclesiastic historian Domingo Juarros wrote that in 1754, by virtue of a royal order of the borbon reforms of king Carlos III all curatos and doctrines of the regular clergy were moved on to the secular clergy.[3]

Climate[edit]

Santa Lucía Milpas Altas has a subtropical highland climate (Köppen climate classification: Cwb).

Climate data for Santa Lucía Milpas Altas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 20.6
(69.1)
21.7
(71.1)
23.1
(73.6)
24.0
(75.2)
22.9
(73.2)
21.3
(70.3)
21.4
(70.5)
22.0
(71.6)
21.3
(70.3)
20.7
(69.3)
20.6
(69.1)
20.7
(69.3)
21.69
(71.05)
Daily mean °C (°F) 15.0
(59)
15.7
(60.3)
16.9
(62.4)
18.1
(64.6)
17.9
(64.2)
17.3
(63.1)
17.1
(62.8)
17.3
(63.1)
17.0
(62.6)
16.5
(61.7)
15.7
(60.3)
15.3
(59.5)
16.65
(61.97)
Average low °C (°F) 9.4
(48.9)
9.8
(49.6)
10.8
(51.4)
12.2
(54)
12.9
(55.2)
13.3
(55.9)
12.8
(55)
12.6
(54.7)
12.7
(54.9)
12.3
(54.1)
10.9
(51.6)
9.9
(49.8)
11.63
(52.92)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 5
(0.2)
5
(0.2)
5
(0.2)
37
(1.46)
131
(5.16)
281
(11.06)
223
(8.78)
187
(7.36)
259
(10.2)
146
(5.75)
32
(1.26)
9
(0.35)
1,320
(51.98)
Source: Climate-Data.org[4]

Geographic location[edit]

This municipality is 9 km from Antigua Guatemala.[5]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Juarros 1818, p. 336.
  2. ^ Belaubre 2001, p. 39.
  3. ^ Juarros 1818, p. 338.
  4. ^ "Climate: Santa Lucía Milpas Altas". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c SEGEPLAN. "Municipios de Sacatepéquez, Guatemala". Secretaría de Planificación y Programación de la Presidencia (in Spanish). Guatemala. Archived from the original on 29 June 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 

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