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Puerto Cabezas (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpweɾto kaˈβesas]; English: Bragman's Bluff; Miskito: Puerto Cabezas) is a municipality in Nicaragua. It is the capital of the North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region (RACCN).

Puerto Cabezas
Municipality
Aerial view of city
Aerial view of city
Flag of Puerto Cabezas
Flag
Official seal of Puerto Cabezas
Seal
Puerto Cabezas is located in Nicaragua
Puerto Cabezas
Puerto Cabezas
Location in Nicaragua
Coordinates: 14°01′41″N 83°22′51″W / 14.02806°N 83.38083°W / 14.02806; -83.38083
Country Nicaragua
DepartmentNorth Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region
Area
 • Municipality2,311 sq mi (5,985 km2)
Population
 (2005)
 • Municipality66,169
 • Density29/sq mi (11/km2)
 • Urban
39,428
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (No DST)
ClimateAm

The municipality and the entire region are indigenous lands. The city of Puerto Cabezas is a beautiful place which borders The Community of Ten Communities.

Hurricane Felix hit Puerto Cabezas on September 4, 2007, killing about 100 people.[1]

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EducationEdit

The University of the Autonomous Regions of the Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast (URACCAN) has a campus in Puerto Cabezas, as well as in several other locations in the RACCN and the RACCS.

TransportationEdit

The city is served by Puerto Cabezas Airport.

The culture, like the rest of Nicaragua's Caribbean coast, has a very prominent Caribbean influence.

ClimateEdit

Puerto Cabezas has tropical monsoon climate (Köppen climate classification Am) with significant precipitation year round, and a short dry season in March and April. Even so, these months see an average precipitation of 48 millimetres (2 in) and 54 millimetres (2 in).[2] The average temperature ranges from a low of 24.5 °C (76.1 °F) in February to 27.8 °C (82.0 °F) in May.[2] The average annual precipitation is 2,799 millimetres (110 in) with 198 days with measureable rainfall.[2]

Climate data for Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.7
(85.5)
29.7
(85.5)
30.5
(86.9)
31.3
(88.3)
31.8
(89.2)
31.4
(88.5)
30.8
(87.4)
31.2
(88.2)
31.2
(88.2)
31.6
(88.9)
30.8
(87.4)
29.7
(85.5)
30.8
(87.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.0
(77.0)
24.5
(76.1)
26.5
(79.7)
27.2
(81.0)
27.8
(82.0)
27.5
(81.5)
27.1
(80.8)
27.1
(80.8)
27.0
(80.6)
26.3
(79.3)
25.8
(78.4)
25.4
(77.7)
26.4
(79.6)
Average low °C (°F) 18.8
(65.8)
18.6
(65.5)
19.8
(67.6)
20.9
(69.6)
21.8
(71.2)
22.0
(71.6)
21.9
(71.4)
22.0
(71.6)
22.2
(72.0)
21.6
(70.9)
20.8
(69.4)
19.3
(66.7)
20.8
(69.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 148
(5.8)
83
(3.3)
48
(1.9)
54
(2.1)
183
(7.2)
378
(14.9)
414
(16.3)
370
(14.6)
303
(11.9)
338
(13.3)
278
(10.9)
202
(8.0)
2,799
(110.2)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 16 11 7 8 12 20 23 22 20 20 19 20 198
Source: Hong Kong Observatory[2]

International relationsEdit

Twin towns – Sister citiesEdit

Puerto Cabezas is sister city to:

Bilwi has a "sistership" link with Manchester.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ AFP news Archived 2007-12-09 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b c d "Climatological Information for Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua". Hong Kong Observatory. Retrieved December 6, 2012.
  3. ^ "International networks and partnerships". Manchester City Council. Archived from the original on 4 April 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012.

Coordinates: 14°01′41″N 83°22′51″W / 14.02807°N 83.380791°W / 14.02807; -83.380791