Tamahú

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Tamahú
San Pablo Tamahú
Tamahú is located in Guatemala
Tamahú
Tamahú
Location within Guatemala
Coordinates: 15°18′25″N 90°14′3″W / 15.30694°N 90.23417°W / 15.30694; -90.23417
Country  Guatemala
Department Bandera de Alta Verapaz.svg Alta Verapaz
Climate Af

Tamahú is a municipality in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz.

History[edit]

Tamahú was established on 7 December 1574 by friars Francisco de Viana, Lucas Gallego and Fray Guillermo.[1]

One of the most powerful German families that settled in the region by the end of the 19th century was the Thomae family, who had their headquarters in neighbor Purulhá. Mauricio Thomae's early farmland were the following haciendas:[2]

Year Hacienda Location
1882 Cubilgüitz Cobán
1889 San Isidro Purulhá
1897 Comija Tamahú
1897 Popabaj Tucurú
1900 Nueve Aguas Purulhá
1902 Panzal Purulhá
1902 Rocjá Tamahú
1902 Paijá Tucurú
1905 Chimox Tucurú[2]

Years later, during general Jorge Ubico's presidency (1931-1944), Thomae went on to become one of the most influential landlords in the German Verapaz, along with the Sarg, Sapper and Diesseldorf families. Ubico had been governor of Cobán during Manuel Estrada Cabrera 22-year regime and befriended several German families, including the Thomaes.[2]

Climate[edit]

Tamahú has a tropical rainforest climate (Köppen: Af).

Climate data for Tamahú
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 24.4
(75.9)
25.7
(78.3)
27.1
(80.8)
28.1
(82.6)
28.0
(82.4)
26.2
(79.2)
26.7
(80.1)
26.5
(79.7)
25.8
(78.4)
24.8
(76.6)
24.2
(75.6)
20.9
(69.6)
25.7
(78.27)
Daily mean °C (°F) 18.6
(65.5)
19.4
(66.9)
20.9
(69.6)
22.1
(71.8)
22.5
(72.5)
22.3
(72.1)
21.8
(71.2)
21.9
(71.4)
21.8
(71.2)
21.1
(70)
20.0
(68)
18.9
(66)
20.94
(69.68)
Average low °C (°F) 12.8
(55)
13.1
(55.6)
14.8
(58.6)
16.1
(61)
17.0
(62.6)
17.8
(64)
17.5
(63.5)
17.2
(63)
17.1
(62.8)
16.4
(61.5)
15.2
(59.4)
13.7
(56.7)
15.73
(60.31)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 84
(3.31)
68
(2.68)
67
(2.64)
77
(3.03)
189
(7.44)
393
(15.47)
361
(14.21)
269
(10.59)
371
(14.61)
279
(10.98)
145
(5.71)
91
(3.58)
2,394
(94.25)
Source: Climate-Data.org[3]

Geographic location[edit]

Tamahú is practically surrounded by Alta Verapaz Department municipalities:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Escalante Herrera, Marco Antonio (2010). "Tamahú". Pbase. Guatemala. Archived from the original on May 30, 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Nepotismo y la decadencia de la familia Thomae". Centro de Medios Independiente de Guatemala (in Spanish). Guatemala. 20 July 2015. Archived from the original on August 8, 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Climate: Tamahú". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c SEGEPLAN. "Municipios de Alta Verapaz, Guatemala". Secretaría General de Planificación y Programación de la Presidencia de la República. Guatemala. Archived from the original on 30 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 15°20′N 90°10′W / 15.333°N 90.167°W / 15.333; -90.167