Sipacate

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Sipacate
Municipality and town
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Sipacate
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 13°56′0″N91°09′0″W / 13.93333°N 91.15000°W / 13.93333; -91.15000 Coordinates: 13°56′0″N91°09′0″W / 13.93333°N 91.15000°W / 13.93333; -91.15000
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department Escuintla Department
Founded2015-10-14
Area
  Municipality and town265 km2 (102 sq mi)
Elevation
4 m (13 ft)
Population
 (2018 census) [1]
  Municipality and town16,234
  Density61/km2 (160/sq mi)
   Urban
9,959
Time zone UTC-6 (Central Time Zone)

Sipacate is a resort town and municipality on the Pacific coast of Guatemala, in Escuintla Department about 36 kilometres (22 mi) 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. The municipality was formerly a part of La Gomera Municipality just north of Sipacate.

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Archaeology

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. [2]

Climate

Sipacate has tropical climate (Köppen: Aw).

Climate data for Sipacate
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
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)
32.7
(90.9)
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)
26.6
(79.8)
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
(73.0)
23.0
(73.4)
22.2
(72.0)
21.9
(71.4)
20.8
(69.4)
22.1
(71.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches)2
(0.1)
1
(0.0)
9
(0.4)
44
(1.7)
166
(6.5)
274
(10.8)
242
(9.5)
224
(8.8)
287
(11.3)
275
(10.8)
43
(1.7)
4
(0.2)
1,571
(61.8)
Source: Climate-Data.org [3]

Geographic location

Sipacate is surrounded by Escuintla Departament municipalities and by the Pacific Ocean. [4]

Notable people

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References

  1. Citypopulation.de Population of departments and municipalities in Guatemala
  2. 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)
  3. "Climate: Sipacate". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  4. 1 2 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 14 July 2015. Retrieved 15 October.{{cite web}}: Check date values in: |access-date= (help)