Sipacate

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Sipacate
Sipacate is located in Guatemala
Sipacate
Sipacate
Location in Guatemala
Sipacate is located in Escuintla
Sipacate
Sipacate
Location in Escuintla Department
Coordinates: 13°56′0″N 91°09′0″W / 13.93333°N 91.15000°W / 13.93333; -91.15000Coordinates: 13°56′0″N 91°09′0″W / 13.93333°N 91.15000°W / 13.93333; -91.15000
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department Escuintla Department
Elevation 4 m (13 ft)
Population
 • Total 5,823 (estimate)

Sipacate is a resort town on the Pacific coast of Guatemala, in Escuintla Department about 22 miles (36 km) west of Puerto San José. It is promoted as a venue for surfing. Being roughly in the center of the Guatemalan coastline, it is used as a breakpoint for storm warnings. The Sipicate-Naranjo National Park is located east of the town.

Archaeology[edit]

Some very early human settlements are documented in Sipacate, connected with early agriculture.

In sum, sediments sampled in the Sipacate locality appear to document two distinct waves of deforestation associated with early horticulture. The earliest began shortly after 3500 cal B.C. and involved multiple episodes of forest clearance over the next 800 years. The second began after 1700 cal B.C. and coincides with the archaeologically documented presence of Early Formative populations.[1]

Climate[edit]

Sipacate has tropical climate (Köppen: Aw).

Climate data for Sipacate
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.5
(90.5)
33.1
(91.6)
33.7
(92.7)
34.2
(93.6)
33.5
(92.3)
32.1
(89.8)
32.4
(90.3)
32.7
(90.9)
32.0
(89.6)
31.8
(89.2)
32.3
(90.1)
32.6
(90.7)
32.74
(90.94)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.0
(78.8)
26.6
(79.9)
27.5
(81.5)
28.6
(83.5)
27.7
(81.9)
27.7
(81.9)
27.7
(81.9)
27.5
(81.5)
27.0
(80.6)
27.1
(80.8)
26.7
(80.1)
18.7
(65.7)
26.57
(79.84)
Average low °C (°F) 19.5
(67.1)
20.1
(68.2)
21.4
(70.5)
23.0
(73.4)
23.7
(74.7)
23.4
(74.1)
23.0
(73.4)
22.8
(73)
23.0
(73.4)
22.2
(72)
21.9
(71.4)
20.8
(69.4)
22.07
(71.72)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 2
(0.08)
1
(0.04)
9
(0.35)
44
(1.73)
166
(6.54)
274
(10.79)
242
(9.53)
224
(8.82)
287
(11.3)
275
(10.83)
43
(1.69)
4
(0.16)
1,571
(61.86)
Source: Climate-Data.org[2]

Ubicación geográfica[edit]

Sipacate is surrounded by Escuintla Departament municipalities and by the Pacific Ocean.[3]


Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hector Neff, Deborah M. Pearsall, John G. Jones, Bárbara Arroyo, Shawn K. Collins, Dorothy E. Freidel, Early Maya Adaptive Patterns: Mid-Late Holocene Paleoenvironmental Evidence from Pacific Guatemala. Latin American Antiquity, Vol. 17, No. 3 (Sep., 2006)
  2. ^ "Climate: Sipacate". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 15 October 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 15 October.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)