Zacualtipan

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Zacualtipan de Ángeles
Municipality and town
Centro de Zacualtipán.jpg
Official logo of Zacualtipan de Ángeles
Glyph and coat of arms
Zacualtipan de Ángeles is located in Mexico
Zacualtipan de Ángeles
Zacualtipan de Ángeles
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 20°39′N 98°39′W / 20.650°N 98.650°W / 20.650; -98.650Coordinates: 20°39′N 98°39′W / 20.650°N 98.650°W / 20.650; -98.650
Country Mexico
StateFlag of Hidalgo.svg Hidalgo
Municipal seatEscudo de armas de Zacualtipán.gif Zacualtipan de Ángeles
Area
 • Total241.6 km2 (93.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total25,987

Zacualtipan (formally: Zacualtipan de Ángeles ) is a town and one of the 84 municipalities of Hidalgo, in central-eastern Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 241.6 km².

As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 25,987.[1]

History[edit]

The town of Zacualtipan was the site of the Action of Sequalteplan on February 25, 1848. It was a surprise attack by a mounted American force under Gen. Joseph Lane that defeated a Mexican guerrilla force under Celedonio Dómeco de Jarauta during the Mexican American War.[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Zacualtipan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 16.5
(61.7)
18.1
(64.6)
21.4
(70.5)
23.6
(74.5)
24.3
(75.7)
22
(72)
20.3
(68.5)
20.8
(69.4)
19.6
(67.3)
18.5
(65.3)
17.6
(63.7)
16.8
(62.2)
20
(68)
Average low °C (°F) 2.3
(36.1)
3.2
(37.8)
5.3
(41.5)
7.3
(45.1)
8.5
(47.3)
8.8
(47.8)
8.1
(46.6)
8.1
(46.6)
7.9
(46.2)
6
(43)
4.0
(39.2)
2.7
(36.9)
6.0
(42.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 41
(1.6)
30
(1.2)
33
(1.3)
48
(1.9)
66
(2.6)
200
(7.8)
210
(8.1)
200
(8)
370
(14.4)
210
(8.2)
89
(3.5)
38
(1.5)
1,530
(60.1)
Source: Weatherbase [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zacualtipan". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved December 27, 2008.
  2. ^ Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox, History of the Mexican War, Church News Publishing Company, Washington D. C., 1892, pp.532-535
  3. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Zacualtipan, Hidalgo". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved on November 24, 2011.