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Guanare
City
Guanare
Vía Guanare.JPG
Santuario a la Virgen de Coromoto - Guanare, Edo Portuguesa.jpg
Guanare 2010 010.JPG
La Plaza Bolívar de Guanare.jpg
Catedral de Guanare.jpg
Flag of Guanare
Flag
Guanare is located in Venezuela
Guanare
Guanare
Coordinates: 9°02′37″N 69°44′56″W / 9.04361°N 69.74889°W / 9.04361; -69.74889Coordinates: 9°02′37″N 69°44′56″W / 9.04361°N 69.74889°W / 9.04361; -69.74889
Country VenezuelaVenezuela
State Portuguesa (Venezuela)Portuguesa
Founded 3 November 1591
Area
 • Total 2,008 km2 (775 sq mi)
Elevation 183 m (600 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 235,201
 • Density 100.63/km2 (260.6/sq mi)
 • Demonym Guanareño(a)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
 • Summer (DST) not observed (UTC-4:30)
Postal code 3350
Area code(s) 0257
Website Alcaldía de Guanare[permanent dead link] (in Spanish)
The area and population figures are for the municipality

Guanare (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡwaˈnaɾe]) is the capital and most populated city of Portuguesa State, Venezuela. It is where la Virgen de Coromoto is said to have appeared to a Coromoto Indian.

Guanare was founded November 3, 1591 by João Fernandes de Leão Pacheco (1543-1593), a portuguese Captain from Portimão. Located at the edge of the Southwestern floodplains, near the Andes foothills, Guanare is in a region known for livestock and agricultural production. Guanare is also the location of one of the campuses of UNELLEZ [1], one of the nation's main agricultural universities.

It is also said that is the spiritual capital of Venezuela, and it is recognizable for its tourism, and where many events take place.

Climate[edit]

Nuestra Señora de Coromoto National Shrine
Climate data for Guanare
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 37.7
(99.9)
38.2
(100.8)
38.5
(101.3)
37.8
(100)
37.2
(99)
34.3
(93.7)
34.2
(93.6)
34.7
(94.5)
35.2
(95.4)
34.9
(94.8)
35.3
(95.5)
35.9
(96.6)
38.5
(101.3)
Average high °C (°F) 33.1
(91.6)
33.9
(93)
34.2
(93.6)
32.6
(90.7)
30.9
(87.6)
30.1
(86.2)
30.0
(86)
30.6
(87.1)
31.3
(88.3)
31.5
(88.7)
31.8
(89.2)
32.1
(89.8)
31.8
(89.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.7
(80.1)
27.6
(81.7)
28.4
(83.1)
27.9
(82.2)
26.7
(80.1)
26.0
(78.8)
25.7
(78.3)
26.1
(79)
26.6
(79.9)
26.7
(80.1)
26.8
(80.2)
26.3
(79.3)
26.8
(80.2)
Average low °C (°F) 20.2
(68.4)
21.2
(70.2)
22.6
(72.7)
23.1
(73.6)
22.5
(72.5)
21.9
(71.4)
21.4
(70.5)
21.5
(70.7)
21.9
(71.4)
21.9
(71.4)
21.7
(71.1)
20.4
(68.7)
21.7
(71.1)
Record low °C (°F) 15.4
(59.7)
15.4
(59.7)
18.0
(64.4)
19.4
(66.9)
19.4
(66.9)
17.2
(63)
17.9
(64.2)
17.7
(63.9)
18.7
(65.7)
19.0
(66.2)
17.9
(64.2)
15.3
(59.5)
15.3
(59.5)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 14
(0.55)
17
(0.67)
41
(1.61)
131
(5.16)
227
(8.94)
245
(9.65)
266
(10.47)
200
(7.87)
173
(6.81)
172
(6.77)
111
(4.37)
33
(1.3)
1,630
(64.17)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 2.0 1.8 2.7 8.6 14.3 17.9 17.8 15.9 13.1 12.7 8.7 4.0 119.5
Average relative humidity (%) 67.5 64.5 64.0 69.5 76.0 78.5 78.5 78.0 77.5 76.5 76.0 72.5 73.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 257.3 221.2 207.7 141.0 145.7 138.0 167.4 186.0 195.0 207.7 219.0 232.5 2,318.5
Source #1: Instituto Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología (INAMEH)[1][2]
Source #2: NOAA (extremes, rainy days, and sun)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estadísticos Básicos Temperaturas y Humedades Relativas Máximas y Mínimas Medias" (PDF). INAMEH (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología. Archived from the original (pdf) on 15 June 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Estadísticos Básicos Temperaturas y Humedades Relativas Medias" (PDF). INAMEH (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología. Archived from the original (pdf) on 15 June 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Guanare Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 

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