Barberena

Barberena is a town, with a population of 47,093 (2018 census),[3] and a municipality in Santa Rosa department of Guatemala. Filled with local vendors and stores selling American goods, Barberena is a small town typical of the Guatemalan countryside.

Barberena
Barberena is located in Guatemala
Barberena
Barberena
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 14°19′N 90°22′W / 14.317°N 90.367°W / 14.317; -90.367
CountryFlag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
DepartmentFlag of Santa Rosa Department.GIF Santa Rosa
Government
 • Mayor (2016–2020)Víctor Jiménez
Area
 • Total89 sq mi (231 km2)
Elevation
3,507 ft (1,069 m)
Population
 (2018 census)[2]
 • Total58,276
 • Density650/sq mi (250/km2)
ClimateAw

Due to its close proximity to many rural communities, Barberena plays a central role in the local economy, especially as a point of exchange for agricultural goods and manufactured products. The crime rate is especially high, as in much of Guatemala.

HistoryEdit

1913 earthquakeEdit

On Saturday 8 March 1913 and magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit Santa Rosa, destroying its department capital, Cuilapa.[4] Both the initial quake and the replicas destroyed a lot of private homes, and also the cathedral and the prison, leaving behind significant human losses; similar destruction occurred at Barberena, Cerro Redondo, Llano Grande and El Zapote.[4] Fraijanes, Pueblo Nuevo Viñas, Coatepeque and Jalpatagua were also affected.[4] Around Cuilapa, there were landslides and road blockades, and even a long crack was reported at Los Esclavos hill.[4]

ClimateEdit

Barberena tropical climate (Köppen: Aw).

Climate data for Barberena
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 26.4
(79.5)
27.5
(81.5)
28.6
(83.5)
28.3
(82.9)
27.9
(82.2)
26.5
(79.7)
27.1
(80.8)
26.9
(80.4)
26.3
(79.3)
26.3
(79.3)
25.9
(78.6)
25.9
(78.6)
27.0
(80.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 20.5
(68.9)
21.4
(70.5)
22.2
(72.0)
22.6
(72.7)
22.7
(72.9)
22.0
(71.6)
22.3
(72.1)
22.1
(71.8)
21.9
(71.4)
21.7
(71.1)
20.8
(69.4)
20.5
(68.9)
21.7
(71.1)
Average low °C (°F) 14.7
(58.5)
15.3
(59.5)
15.8
(60.4)
17.0
(62.6)
17.5
(63.5)
17.6
(63.7)
17.5
(63.5)
17.3
(63.1)
17.5
(63.5)
17.1
(62.8)
15.7
(60.3)
15.2
(59.4)
16.5
(61.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 10
(0.4)
7
(0.3)
17
(0.7)
65
(2.6)
253
(10.0)
320
(12.6)
271
(10.7)
275
(10.8)
378
(14.9)
304
(12.0)
56
(2.2)
15
(0.6)
1,971
(77.8)
Source: Climate-Data.org[5]

Geographic locationEdit

Barberena is surrounded by Santa Rosa Department municipalities, except on the West, where it borders with Escuintla Department:[6]

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alcaldes electos en el departamento de Santa Rosa". Municipalidades de Guatemala (in Spanish). Guatemala. 7 September 2015. Archived from the original on October 30, 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2015.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ Citypopulation.de Population of departments and municipalities in Guatemala
  3. ^ Citypopulation.de Population of cities & towns in Guatemala
  4. ^ a b c d Ambraseys & Adams 2001, pp. 72–73
  5. ^ "Climate: Barberena". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 23 January 2016.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  6. ^ a b c "Municipios del departamento de Santa Rosa". SEGEPLAN (in Spanish). Guatemala. Archived from the original on July 7, 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2015.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

BibliographyEdit

Coordinates: 14°19′N 90°22′W / 14.317°N 90.367°W / 14.317; -90.367