Santa Catarina, Nuevo León

Santa Catarina is a city in Santa Catarina Municipality in the state of Nuevo León, Mexico that is part of the Monterrey Metropolitan area.

Santa Catarina

Santa Catarina
Santa Catarina is located in Mexico
Santa Catarina
Santa Catarina
Location of Santa Catarina within Mexico
Coordinates: 25°41′N 100°27′W / 25.683°N 100.450°W / 25.683; -100.450Coordinates: 25°41′N 100°27′W / 25.683°N 100.450°W / 25.683; -100.450
CountryMexico
StateNuevo León
FoundedNovember 20, 1596
Government
 • MayorHéctor Castillo Olivarez (PAN)
Area
 • City984.5 km2 (380.1 sq mi)
Elevation
690 m (2,260 ft)
Population
 (2005)
 • City259,896
 • Density264/km2 (680/sq mi)
 • Metro
3,664,334
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)
Websitehttp://www.stacatarina.gob.mx

HistoryEdit

 
Church of Santa Catarina, Nuevo León, Mexico circa 1890.

The name of this city comes from the Catholic Saint Catherine of Alexandria. The city of Santa Catarina was not "founded" in a traditional manner; at the beginning, it was only a resting point for travelers between Monterrey and Saltillo. The first recorded name was "Estancia de Santa Catarina" (Shelter of Santa Catarina).

During the French Invasion of Mexico in the second half of the 19th century, the president Benito Juárez spent some days in Santa Catarina while traveling to Monterrey, and it was during this time that he elevated its status to Village. The category of Village was maintained until 1979 when the state government elevated its status to City.

GeographyEdit

Santa Catarina is located about 15 kilometers southwest of central Monterrey. As of the Mexican census of 2005, its population was 259,202 in the city and 259,896 in the municipality. The city and municipality both rank sixth in population in the state. The municipality has an area of 984.5 km² (380.12 sq mi) and includes numerous very small localities outside of the city itself.

Natural areasEdit

Most of the National Park Cumbres of Monterrey, including the canyon of La Huasteca is located within Santa Catarina.

Also a certain portion of Cerro de las Mitras is located in Santa Catarina.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Santa Catarina, Nuevo León (1951–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 35.0
(95.0)
39.0
(102.2)
40.0
(104.0)
43.0
(109.4)
49.0
(120.2)
45.0
(113.0)
46.0
(114.8)
42.0
(107.6)
41.0
(105.8)
40.0
(104.0)
39.2
(102.6)
38.3
(100.9)
49.0
(120.2)
Average high °C (°F) 19.0
(66.2)
21.5
(70.7)
25.5
(77.9)
28.8
(83.8)
31.1
(88.0)
32.3
(90.1)
32.6
(90.7)
32.8
(91.0)
29.7
(85.5)
26.1
(79.0)
22.4
(72.3)
19.2
(66.6)
26.8
(80.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 13.3
(55.9)
15.4
(59.7)
19.0
(66.2)
22.6
(72.7)
25.3
(77.5)
27.0
(80.6)
27.2
(81.0)
27.2
(81.0)
24.9
(76.8)
21.0
(69.8)
16.9
(62.4)
13.6
(56.5)
21.1
(70.0)
Average low °C (°F) 7.6
(45.7)
9.2
(48.6)
12.5
(54.5)
16.5
(61.7)
19.5
(67.1)
21.6
(70.9)
21.8
(71.2)
21.7
(71.1)
20.1
(68.2)
16.0
(60.8)
11.4
(52.5)
8.0
(46.4)
15.5
(59.9)
Record low °C (°F) −5.0
(23.0)
−3.0
(26.6)
0.0
(32.0)
5.0
(41.0)
7.0
(44.6)
11.0
(51.8)
5.5
(41.9)
13.0
(55.4)
3.0
(37.4)
1.0
(33.8)
−1.0
(30.2)
−4.0
(24.8)
−5.0
(23.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 12.6
(0.50)
11.1
(0.44)
8.5
(0.33)
17.1
(0.67)
32.1
(1.26)
41.5
(1.63)
25.3
(1.00)
54.9
(2.16)
127.4
(5.02)
42.7
(1.68)
14.8
(0.58)
12.5
(0.49)
400.5
(15.77)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.6 2.4 2.1 3.2 3.8 3.8 2.8 4.2 7.2 4.8 3.0 2.3 42.2
Source: Servicio Meteorologico Nacional[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

Specific
  1. ^ "Estado de Nuevo León-Estacion: Santa Catarina". Normales Climatologicas 1951–2010 (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorologico Nacional. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Extreme Temperatures and Precipitation for Santa Catarina 1953–2009" (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Retrieved 19 July 2017.

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