Macuspana

Macuspana is a city in Macuspana Municipality in the south-central part of the state of Tabasco in southeastern Mexico. The city of Macuspana had a 2005 census population of 30,661 and is the fifth-largest city in the state. It is the municipal seat of the municipality of Macuspana, which has an area of 2,551.7 km2 (985.22 sq mi) and a population of 142,954, which includes numerous smaller communities. The largest of these communities is Benito Juárez (San Carlos).

Geography

The geographical vicinity is also known as the Macuspana Basin.

Climate

Climate data for Macuspana
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28.3
(82.9)
29.8
(85.6)
32.4
(90.3)
34.6
(94.3)
35.8
(96.4)
34.7
(94.5)
34.4
(93.9)
34.3
(93.7)
33.2
(91.8)
31.7
(89.1)
30.3
(86.5)
28.7
(83.7)
32.4
(90.3)
Average low °C (°F) 18.1
(64.6)
18.7
(65.7)
20.1
(68.2)
22.0
(71.6)
23.1
(73.6)
23.2
(73.8)
22.9
(73.2)
22.9
(73.2)
22.9
(73.2)
22
(72)
20.6
(69.1)
19.0
(66.2)
21.3
(70.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 150
(5.9)
120
(4.7)
69
(2.7)
66
(2.6)
120
(4.9)
300
(11.8)
200
(7.9)
270
(10.7)
400
(15.7)
340
(13.3)
210
(8.1)
160
(6.3)
2,400
(94.5)
Source: Weatherbase [1]

Name

The etymology of Macuspana's name is uncertain. The Enciclopedia de los municipios de México offers three possible explanations:

  • From the Nahuatl Macui-chpana, meaning "place of the five sweepings" or "place of the five cleansings".
  • From the Zoque Macu-pane, meaning "place where the priest goes".
  • A corruption of the given names Marcos and Juana, presumably the founders of the settlement.

References

  1. "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Macuspana, Tabasco". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

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