Santiago Papasquiaro

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Santiago Papasquiaro
Municipal seat and city
Santiago Papasquiaro is located in Mexico
Santiago Papasquiaro
Santiago Papasquiaro
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 25°02′38″N 105°25′09″W / 25.04389°N 105.41917°W / 25.04389; -105.41917
Country Mexico
StateDurango
MunicipalitySantiago Papasquiaro
Elevation
1,750 m (5,742 ft)
Population
(2010)
 • Total26,121

Santiago Papasquiaro is a city located in a valley in west-central Durango, Mexico. It is the fourth-largest community in the state in population, and is the municipal seat of the municipality of the same name. As of 2010, the city of Santiago Papasquiaro had a population of 26,121.[1] The town of Santiago Papasquiaro is situated on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Madre Occidental, and it is located at an altitude of 5,742 ft. above sea level. The municipality has an area of 7,238.4 km² (2,794.76 sq mi) and a census population of 48,482 as of 2015.[2]

During the past few years, the city has improved vastly. Agriculture is a vital part of the town's economy. Several famous duranguense bands are from Santiago Papasquiaro, including such groups as Montez de Durango. Also one of the most famous grupero bands from Santiago Papasquiaro are Los Bondadosos. Santiago Papasquiaro is also the home of Mexican Army's 71st Infantry Battalion barracks.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Santiago Papasquiaro (1951–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 30.5
(86.9)
34.5
(94.1)
35.0
(95)
37.0
(98.6)
38.5
(101.3)
39.0
(102.2)
39.0
(102.2)
37.0
(98.6)
35.0
(95)
35.0
(95)
33.0
(91.4)
31.0
(87.8)
39.0
(102.2)
Average high °C (°F) 20.9
(69.6)
24.0
(75.2)
27.4
(81.3)
30.6
(87.1)
32.9
(91.2)
33.5
(92.3)
30.7
(87.3)
29.5
(85.1)
28.4
(83.1)
27.2
(81)
24.0
(75.2)
21.0
(69.8)
27.5
(81.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 11.4
(52.5)
13.6
(56.5)
16.3
(61.3)
19.7
(67.5)
22.6
(72.7)
24.2
(75.6)
22.7
(72.9)
21.9
(71.4)
20.7
(69.3)
17.7
(63.9)
13.8
(56.8)
11.6
(52.9)
18.0
(64.4)
Average low °C (°F) 1.8
(35.2)
3.1
(37.6)
5.2
(41.4)
8.8
(47.8)
12.2
(54)
14.9
(58.8)
14.8
(58.6)
14.3
(57.7)
13.0
(55.4)
8.2
(46.8)
3.5
(38.3)
2.2
(36)
8.5
(47.3)
Record low °C (°F) −9.5
(14.9)
−9.0
(15.8)
−6.0
(21.2)
−4.0
(24.8)
1.0
(33.8)
4.0
(39.2)
2.0
(35.6)
1.0
(33.8)
1.0
(33.8)
−2.0
(28.4)
−7.0
(19.4)
−10.0
(14)
−10.0
(14)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 18.9
(0.74)
6.0
(0.24)
4.1
(0.16)
6.7
(0.26)
18.3
(0.72)
81.2
(3.2)
159.2
(6.27)
165.6
(6.52)
100.4
(3.95)
33.3
(1.31)
13.5
(0.53)
10.9
(0.43)
618.1
(24.33)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.5 1.3 0.8 1.1 2.9 8.9 16.7 16.9 10.8 4.8 1.3 2.1 70.1
Source: Servicio Meteorologico Nacional[3][4]

Notable natives[edit]

  • Marlene Favela, model and actress (born 1976 in Santiago Papasquiaro)
  • Silvestre Revueltas, composer, violinist, and conductor (born in Santiago Papasquiaro)
  • Coquis Quintana, the most famous radio personality of Santiago Papasquiaro
  • Nancy Velazquez, radio and television personality in northern California (born in Santiago Papasquiaro)
  • Band members of El Grupo Móntez de Durango
  • Charly Kings, notable music critic.
  • Gabriel Rivera-Barraza, famous fashion publicist & philanthropist in New York City (born in Santiago Papasquiaro)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Santiago Papasquiaro". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. ^ http://cuentame.inegi.org.mx/monografias/informacion/Dur/Poblacion/default.aspx?tema=ME
  3. ^ "Estado de Durango-Estacion: Santiago Papasquiaro (SMN)". Normales Climatologicas 1951–2010 (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorologico Nacional. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Extreme Temperatures and Precipitation for Santiago Papasquiaro (SMN) 1938–2009" (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Retrieved 1 July 2016.

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Coordinates: 25°02′38″N 105°25′09″W / 25.04389°N 105.41917°W / 25.04389; -105.41917