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Escárcega (Spanish pronunciation: [esˈkaɾseɣa]) is a small city in the Mexican state of Campeche, located at 18°37′N 90°44′W / 18.62°N 90.74°W / 18.62; -90.74 in the central part of the state. As of 2010, the city of Escárcega had a population of 29,477.[1]

Escárcega
Escarcega en Campeche.jpg
Escárcega is located in Campeche
Escárcega
Escárcega
Escárcega is located in Mexico
Escárcega
Escárcega
Coordinates: 18°36′24″N 90°44′04″W / 18.60667°N 90.73444°W / 18.60667; -90.73444Coordinates: 18°36′24″N 90°44′04″W / 18.60667°N 90.73444°W / 18.60667; -90.73444
Country Mexico
StateCampeche
MunicipalityEscárcega
Ejido5 July 1939
Town status1956
City status19 July 1990
Elevation
85 m (279 ft)
Population
(2010)
 • Total29,477
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central (US Central))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (Central)
Postal code
24350
Area code(s)982

The city serves as the administrative centre for the surrounding municipality of the same name, which includes the city and its hinterland. In 2010 the population of Escárcega municipality was 54,184.[1] Its area is 4,569.64 km² (1,764.35 sq mi), which includes many smaller outlying communities, the largest of which is called División del Norte.

Escárcega is at the junction of Mexican Federal Highways 251 and 186, and is crossed by the railway that runs from Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, to Campeche, Campeche. It is a new city that grew up in the 20th century with the arrival of the railways and roads. It is named after Francisco Escárcega, a native of Tlaxcala who fought in the Mexican Revolution and oversaw the construction of much of the rail network in the country's southeast.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Escárcega (1951–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 40.0
(104.0)
39.0
(102.2)
44.0
(111.2)
44.0
(111.2)
44.0
(111.2)
42.0
(107.6)
42.5
(108.5)
40.0
(104.0)
40.0
(104.0)
39.5
(103.1)
38.0
(100.4)
38.0
(100.4)
44.0
(111.2)
Average high °C (°F) 29.5
(85.1)
31.7
(89.1)
34.2
(93.6)
37.0
(98.6)
37.4
(99.3)
35.6
(96.1)
34.9
(94.8)
34.5
(94.1)
33.6
(92.5)
31.7
(89.1)
30.4
(86.7)
29.2
(84.6)
33.3
(91.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 23.1
(73.6)
24.5
(76.1)
26.7
(80.1)
28.9
(84.0)
29.7
(85.5)
28.9
(84.0)
28.1
(82.6)
27.9
(82.2)
27.4
(81.3)
25.8
(78.4)
24.5
(76.1)
23.2
(73.8)
26.6
(79.9)
Average low °C (°F) 16.7
(62.1)
17.4
(63.3)
19.1
(66.4)
20.9
(69.6)
22.0
(71.6)
22.1
(71.8)
21.4
(70.5)
21.3
(70.3)
21.2
(70.2)
20.0
(68.0)
18.6
(65.5)
17.2
(63.0)
19.8
(67.6)
Record low °C (°F) 4.0
(39.2)
5.0
(41.0)
7.0
(44.6)
9.5
(49.1)
13.0
(55.4)
13.0
(55.4)
16.0
(60.8)
15.0
(59.0)
15.0
(59.0)
10.0
(50.0)
8.0
(46.4)
6.0
(42.8)
4.0
(39.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 46.0
(1.81)
38.9
(1.53)
24.4
(0.96)
36.7
(1.44)
94.0
(3.70)
211.1
(8.31)
177.8
(7.00)
270.2
(10.64)
308.2
(12.13)
197.7
(7.78)
86.0
(3.39)
46.5
(1.83)
1,537.5
(60.53)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 5.2 3.9 2.5 3.2 6.5 14.6 16.2 18.9 18.2 13.3 7.4 6.5 116.4
Source: Servicio Meteorológico National[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Escárcega". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Estado de Campeche–Estacion: Escárcega (SMN)". NORMALES CLIMATOLÓGICAS 1951–2010 (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico National. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Extreme Temperatures and Precipitation for Escárcega (SMN) 1943–2009" (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Retrieved 12 May 2015.