Coyoles Central

Coyoles Central is a village in the municipality of Olanchito in Honduras.[2][3] It is located in the department of Yoro, in the central part of Honduras, 160 km north of the capital Tegucigalpa. Coyoles Central initially served as a company town for workers of Standard Fruit Company,[4] and was one of the principle settings in the book Prisión Verde [es],[5] by Ramón Amaya Amador.

Coyoles Central
Coyoles Central is located in Honduras
Coyoles Central
Coyoles Central
Location of Coyoles Central in Honduras
Coordinates: 15°24′00″N 86°40′00″W / 15.40000°N 86.66667°W / 15.40000; -86.66667
Country Honduras
DepartmentYoro
MunicipalityOlanchito
Government
 • TypeDemocratic Municipality
 • Mayor of OlanchitoJosé Tomás Ponce Posas (Libre)[1]
Elevation
199 m (653 ft)
Population
 (2006-01-17)
 • Total1,144
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central America)

Coyoles Central is 199 meters above sea level[2] and the population is 1144.[2] The terrain around Coyoles Central is varied.[a] The highest point nearby is 1253 meters above sea level, 6.6 km south of Coyoles Central.[b] Around Coyoles Central, the terrain is quite sparsely populated, with 22 inhabitants per square kilometer.[7] The closest major community is Olanchito, 13.4 km northeast of Coyoles Central. The surroundings around Coyoles Central are a mosaic of farmland and natural vegetation.[8]

The region is characterized by a Savanna climate.[9] Average annual temperature is 22 °C. The warmest month is May, when the average temperature is 24 °C, and the coldest is November, with 20 °C.[10] Average annual precipitation is 1599 millimeters. The rainiest month is September, with an average 213 mm precipitation, and the driest is February, with an average 38 mm precipitation.[11]

Climate data for Coyoles Central
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 24
(75)
26
(79)
28
(82)
29
(84)
29
(84)
26
(79)
24
(75)
26
(79)
27
(81)
24
(75)
22
(72)
23
(73)
26
(79)
Average low °C (°F) 16
(61)
17
(63)
18
(64)
18
(64)
20
(68)
20
(68)
19
(66)
18
(64)
18
(64)
19
(66)
17
(63)
17
(63)
18
(64)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 105
(4.1)
38
(1.5)
75
(3.0)
42
(1.7)
161
(6.3)
192
(7.6)
130
(5.1)
213
(8.4)
213
(8.4)
195
(7.7)
193
(7.6)
42
(1.7)
1,599
(63.0)
Source: [10]

Notable peopleEdit

  • Moisés Canelo distinguished himself when young by singing in the banana fields of Coyoles Central. This provided the initial basis for his career as a famous Honduran singer and songwriter.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Calculated from the variance of all elevation data (DEM 3 ") from Viewfinder Panoramas, within 10 km radius.[6]
  2. ^ Elevation data from Viewfinder Panoramas.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ AMHON: Asociación de Municipios de Honduras. "Alcaldes y Alcaldesas" [Mayors and Municipalities] (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2 October 2015. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Coyoles Central". GeoNames. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Aldeas y Caserios de Olanchito". xplorhonduras. XplorHonduras.com. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  4. ^ Robertson, Amy E. (2 February 2016). "Olanchito". Moon Honduras & the Bay Islands. Avalon Publishing. ISBN 9781631214165.
  5. ^ Amaya Amador, Ramón (2010). Amaya Fúnez, Carlos Raúl (ed.). Prisión Verde (26 ed.). Comayagüela, Honduras: Editorial Ramón Amaya-Amador. ISBN 978-9992663387.
  6. ^ a b Jonathan de Ferranti; Christoph Hormann (23 May 2015). "Digital Elevation Data". Viewfinder Panoramas. Scotland. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  7. ^ "NASA Earth Observations: Population Density". NASA/MODIS. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  8. ^ "NASA Earth Observations: Land Cover Classification". NASA/MODIS. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  9. ^ Peel, M.C.; Finlayson, B.L.; McMahon, T.A. (11 October 2007). "Updated world map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification". Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 11 (5): 1633–1644. doi:10.5194/hess-11-1633-2007. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  10. ^ a b "NASA Earth Observations Data Set Index". NASA. 30 January 2016.
  11. ^ "NASA Earth Observations: Rainfall (1 month - TRMM)". NASA/Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission. 30 January 2016.

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