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Guanare
Statue of Portuguesa in Guanare Bolivar Square
Statue of Portuguesa in Guanare Bolivar Square
Flag of Guanare
Flag
Nickname(s): "Capital Espiritual de Venezuela"
(English:"Spiritual capital of Venezuela)
Guanare is located in Venezuela
Guanare
Guanare
Coordinates: 9°02′37″N 68°44′56″W / 9.04361°N 68.74889°W / 9.04361; -68.74889Coordinates: 9°02′37″N 68°44′56″W / 9.04361°N 68.74889°W / 9.04361; -68.74889
Country VenezuelaVenezuela
State 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 (Spanish)
The area and population figures are for the municipality

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

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]

Climate data for Guanare
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
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)
31.84
(89.32)
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)
26.79
(80.23)
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)
21.69
(71.05)
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)
Avg. 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
 % 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 73.25
Mean monthly sunshine hours 257.3 223.2 207.7 141.0 145.7 138.0 167.4 186.0 195.0 207.7 219.0 232.5 2,320.5
Source #1: Instituto Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología (INAMEH)[1][2]
Source #2: Hong Kong Observatory (sun only)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estadísticos Básicos Temperaturas y Humedades Relativas Máximas y Mínimas Medias" (pdf). INAMEH (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Estadísticos Básicos Temperaturas y Humedades Relativas Medias" (pdf). INAMEH (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Climatological Information for Guanare, Venezuela". Hong Kong Observatory. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
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