Tecpán Guatemala

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Tecpán Guatemala
Municipality and town
Tecpán plaza in 1893.
Tecpán plaza in 1893.
Tecpán Guatemala is located in Guatemala
Tecpán Guatemala
Tecpán Guatemala
Coordinates: 14°46′N 91°0′W / 14.767°N 91.000°W / 14.767; -91.000
Country  Guatemala
Department Vlagchimaltenango.gif Chimaltenango
Time zone Central Time (UTC-6)
Climate Cwb
Website www.munitecpanguatemala.gob.gt

Tecpán Guatemala (locally referred to as just Tecpán) is a municipality in the department of Chimaltenango, in Guatemala, on the Inter-American Highway CA-1.

The climate is generally cold. It is characterized as a tourist destination, with some fame derived from its landscapes, varied vegetation and from being on an access route to Iximché archaeological site.

History[edit]

Ruins of Iximché, the former Kaqchikel Maya capital city, in the 1920s.

Tecpán is known as the 'first capital of Guatemala,' based on it being the first permanent Spanish colonial military center of the nation, established in 1525. The first government capital settlement in colonial Guatemala, and its 'second capital' was Ciudad Vieja, established in 1527.

The fort was built here due to the difficulty that the Spanish had in defeating the Kaqchikel Maya during the Spanish conquest of Guatemala.

The remains of the Kaqchikel capital city, Iximché, are on a high hill only a few kilometers away from the city .

Demographics[edit]

Tecpán currently is one of the larger municipalities in the nation, due to its far geographical reach to the northeast corner of its department, Chimaltenango. Its population is over 90% indigenous, mostly descendants of the Kaqchikel Maya.

Climate[edit]

Tecpán Guatemala has a subtropical highland climate (Köppen: Cwb).

Climate data for Tecpán
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 19.1
(66.4)
20.1
(68.2)
21.5
(70.7)
22.4
(72.3)
21.9
(71.4)
20.3
(68.5)
20.4
(68.7)
21.0
(69.8)
20.0
(68)
19.6
(67.3)
19.3
(66.7)
19.2
(66.6)
20.4
(68.72)
Daily mean °C (°F) 13.0
(55.4)
13.6
(56.5)
14.9
(58.8)
16.2
(61.2)
16.9
(62.4)
16.1
(61)
16.0
(60.8)
16.0
(60.8)
15.5
(59.9)
15.1
(59.2)
13.8
(56.8)
13.4
(56.1)
15.04
(59.08)
Average low °C (°F) 7.0
(44.6)
7.2
(45)
8.4
(47.1)
10.1
(50.2)
11.9
(53.4)
12.0
(53.6)
11.6
(52.9)
11.0
(51.8)
11.1
(52)
10.7
(51.3)
8.4
(47.1)
7.6
(45.7)
9.75
(49.56)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 2
(0.08)
4
(0.16)
6
(0.24)
47
(1.85)
112
(4.41)
273
(10.75)
184
(7.24)
211
(8.31)
282
(11.1)
137
(5.39)
32
(1.26)
5
(0.2)
1,295
(50.99)
Source: Climate-Data.org[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Climate: Tecpán". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 

External links[edit]



Coordinates: 14°46′N 91°00′W / 14.767°N 91.000°W / 14.767; -91.000

  1. ^ a b "Municipios del departamento de Chimaltenango". SEGEPLAN (in Spanish). Guatemala. Archived from the original on July 7, 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2015.