Tucurú

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Tucurú
San Miguel Tucurú
Tucurú is located in Guatemala
Tucurú
Tucurú
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 15°18′0″N 90°04′0″W / 15.30000°N 90.06667°W / 15.30000; -90.06667Coordinates: 15°18′0″N 90°04′0″W / 15.30000°N 90.06667°W / 15.30000; -90.06667
Country  Guatemala
Department Bandera de Alta Verapaz.svg Alta Verapaz
Government
 • Mayor René Alfredo Tun[1] (PP)
Elevation 477 m (1,565 ft)
 • Metro density 97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone GMT -6
Climate Af

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

History[edit]

Verapaz Railroad[edit]

Tucurú is located in Alta Verapaz
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Ferrocarril Verapaz main stations in Alta Verapaz.
  1. Pancajché
  2. Santa Catalina La Tinta
  3. Panzós
  4. Cobán

The Verapaz Railroad began on 15 January 1894 with a contract for 99 years between Guatemala -then ruled by president José María Reina Barrios- and Walter Dauch, representative of the "Verapaz Railroad & Northern Agency Ltd." The contract settled the rules for the construction, maintenance and explotation of a 30 mile railroad line between Panzós and Pancajché. Passenger service travelled twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays; besides, mail arrived by ship every Wednesday and cargo came from Livingston, Izabal. Besides, there were train stops in Santa Rosita, Santa Catalina La Tinta, and Papalhá.[2]

In 1898, it was reported that given the coffee prosperity in Cobán, which in those days was the third largest city in Guatemala, the railroad was going to be extended to that city.[2] The railroad was in operation until 1965, when it was superseded by truck and highways.

Thomae family[edit]

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:[4]

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[4]

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.[4]

Climate[edit]

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

Climate data for Tucurú
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27.8
(82)
29.7
(85.5)
30.9
(87.6)
32.4
(90.3)
32.0
(89.6)
31.1
(88)
30.1
(86.2)
30.7
(87.3)
30.6
(87.1)
29.6
(85.3)
28.5
(83.3)
27.9
(82.2)
30.11
(86.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 22.6
(72.7)
23.8
(74.8)
25.0
(77)
26.4
(79.5)
26.5
(79.7)
26.1
(79)
25.5
(77.9)
25.8
(78.4)
25.8
(78.4)
25.0
(77)
23.8
(74.8)
23.0
(73.4)
24.94
(76.88)
Average low °C (°F) 17.5
(63.5)
18.0
(64.4)
19.2
(66.6)
20.5
(68.9)
21.0
(69.8)
21.1
(70)
21.0
(69.8)
20.9
(69.6)
21.0
(69.8)
20.4
(68.7)
19.1
(66.4)
18.2
(64.8)
19.83
(67.69)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 88
(3.46)
62
(2.44)
64
(2.52)
96
(3.78)
185
(7.28)
373
(14.69)
397
(15.63)
307
(12.09)
385
(15.16)
394
(15.51)
159
(6.26)
92
(3.62)
2,602
(102.44)
Source: Climate-Data.org[5]

Geographic location[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elecciones de Guatemala de 2011" (PDF). Prensa Libre. Guatemala. 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2015.  |archive-url= is malformed: flag (help)
  2. ^ a b La Ilustración del Pacífico 15 March 1898, p. 206
  3. ^ a b La Ilustración del Pacífico 15 March 1898, pp. 203–204
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "Climate: Tucurú". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  6. ^ 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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