Humahuaca

Humahuaca (Spanish pronunciation: [umaˈwaka]) is a small city in the province of Jujuy, Argentina. Since 2003 declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO at the Paris conference. It has 11,369 inhabitants as per the 2001 census [INDEC], and is the principal town (seat) of the Department of Humahuaca. The city is widely known for its location at the Quebrada de Humahuaca, along the Eastern valley of the central Andean Altiplano.

Humahuaca
HumahuacaCityMontage.jpg
Coat of arms of Humahuaca
Coat of arms
Humahuaca is located in Argentina
Humahuaca
Humahuaca
Location of Humahuaca in Argentina
Coordinates: 23°12′S 65°21′W / 23.200°S 65.350°W / -23.200; -65.350Coordinates: 23°12′S 65°21′W / 23.200°S 65.350°W / -23.200; -65.350
Country Argentina
Province Jujuy
DepartmentHumahuaca
Elevation3,012 m (9,882 ft)
Population
 (2001 census)
 • Total11,369
Time zoneUTC-3 (ART)
CPA base
Y4630
Dialing code+54 3887

Humahuaca is located north of Tilcara and Purmamarca, in the colourful valley of Quebrada de Humahuaca. In the center of the village, there is a church tower which can be seen from the main square with a clock that chimes at 12 pm, after which a small door opens and a figure of Saint Francisco Solano comes out and makes the sign of the cross.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Humahuaca (1961–1970)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 31.9
(89.4)
30.1
(86.2)
29.5
(85.1)
29.5
(85.1)
27.7
(81.9)
25.9
(78.6)
27.3
(81.1)
27.1
(80.8)
28.3
(82.9)
31.3
(88.3)
31.1
(88.0)
30.5
(86.9)
31.9
(89.4)
Average high °C (°F) 23.6
(74.5)
23.4
(74.1)
22.7
(72.9)
23.2
(73.8)
21.5
(70.7)
20.2
(68.4)
19.5
(67.1)
20.8
(69.4)
22.6
(72.7)
24.0
(75.2)
23.9
(75.0)
23.8
(74.8)
22.5
(72.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 15.1
(59.2)
14.7
(58.5)
14.1
(57.4)
12.1
(53.8)
10.2
(50.4)
8.4
(47.1)
7.5
(45.5)
9.4
(48.9)
11.7
(53.1)
13.0
(55.4)
13.7
(56.7)
14.6
(58.3)
12.0
(53.6)
Average low °C (°F) 8.3
(46.9)
8.5
(47.3)
6.6
(43.9)
2.9
(37.2)
−0.8
(30.6)
−2.7
(27.1)
−3.4
(25.9)
−1.7
(28.9)
0.7
(33.3)
2.9
(37.2)
5.6
(42.1)
7.7
(45.9)
2.9
(37.2)
Record low °C (°F) 3.2
(37.8)
1.4
(34.5)
−1.6
(29.1)
−4.6
(23.7)
−9.2
(15.4)
−12.8
(9.0)
−13.9
(7.0)
−13.3
(8.1)
−9.8
(14.4)
−5.5
(22.1)
−4.3
(24.3)
1.0
(33.8)
−13.9
(7.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 40
(1.6)
48
(1.9)
26
(1.0)
4
(0.2)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.0)
1
(0.0)
1
(0.0)
18
(0.7)
34
(1.3)
173
(6.8)
Average precipitation days 6 6 4 0.9 0.1 0 0 0.2 0.1 0.3 3 5 25.6
Average relative humidity (%) 62 65 63 55 47 46 45 42 42 46 56 62 53
Source: Secretaria de Mineria[1]

PersonalitiesEdit

  • Uña Ramos (1933-2014), compositor and Quena (Kena) player, born in Humahuaca.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Datos Meteorológicos Registrados en las Distintas Estación de la Provincia de Jujuy" (in Spanish). Secretaria de Mineria de la Nacion (Argentina). Archived from the original on June 30, 2015. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
  • Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (in Spanish)

External linksEdit

Filmed in HumahuacaEdit