Santa María Cahabón

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Santa María Cahabón
Cahabón
Santa María Cahabón is located in Guatemala
Santa María Cahabón
Santa María Cahabón
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 15°36′20″N 89°48′45″W / 15.60556°N 89.81250°W / 15.60556; -89.81250Coordinates: 15°36′20″N 89°48′45″W / 15.60556°N 89.81250°W / 15.60556; -89.81250
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department Bandera de Alta Verapaz.svg Alta Verapaz
Municipality Santa María Cahabón
Government
 • Mayor Rúben Darío Rosales (UNE)
Area
 • Total 900 km2 (300 sq mi)
Elevation 250 m (820 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 31,425 [1]
Time zone GMT -6
Climate Af

Cahabón is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz. It is situated at 250m above sea level. It contains 31,425 people. It covers a terrain of 900km2. The annual festival is September 1-September 8.

Franja Transversal del Norte[edit]

Cahabón is located in Guatemala
Cahabón
Cahabón
Location of Cahabón 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.[1] 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."[2]

Climate[edit]

Cahabón has a tropical climate (Köppen: Af).

Climate data for Cahabón
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27.4
(81.3)
29.3
(84.7)
30.7
(87.3)
32.2
(90)
32.1
(89.8)
32.1
(89.8)
30.7
(87.3)
31.0
(87.8)
31.0
(87.8)
30.1
(86.2)
28.5
(83.3)
27.7
(81.9)
30.23
(86.43)
Daily mean °C (°F) 23.4
(74.1)
24.2
(75.6)
25.7
(78.3)
26.8
(80.2)
27.3
(81.1)
27.5
(81.5)
26.7
(80.1)
26.7
(80.1)
26.7
(80.1)
26.0
(78.8)
24.6
(76.3)
23.5
(74.3)
25.76
(78.37)
Average low °C (°F) 19.4
(66.9)
19.2
(66.6)
20.7
(69.3)
21.5
(70.7)
22.5
(72.5)
22.9
(73.2)
22.7
(72.9)
22.5
(72.5)
22.4
(72.3)
22.0
(71.6)
20.8
(69.4)
19.4
(66.9)
21.33
(70.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 134
(5.28)
75
(2.95)
64
(2.52)
83
(3.27)
146
(5.75)
425
(16.73)
411
(16.18)
269
(10.59)
320
(12.6)
307
(12.09)
189
(7.44)
138
(5.43)
2,561
(100.83)
Source: Climate-Data.org[3]

Geographic location[edit]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Franja Transversal del Norte". Wikiguate. Guatemala. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Solano 2012, p. 15.
  3. ^ "Climate: Cahabón". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  4. ^ a b SEGEPLAN. "Municipios de Alta Verapaz, Guatemala". Secretaría General de Planificación y Programación de la Presidencia de la República (in Spanish). Guatemala. Archived from the original on 30 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 

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