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Bilwi

Puerto Cabezas
Municipality

Pier in Bilwi, Puerto Cabezas

Seal
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
Department Región Autónoma del Atlántico Norte
Time zone Central Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) No DST (UTC-6)

Puerto Cabezas (English: Bragman's Bluff; Template:Lang-miq) is a municipality in, and capital of, the North Atlantic Coast department (Región Autónoma del Atlántico Norte) of Nicaragua.

The municipality and the entire region are indigenous lands. The city of Bilwi is part of The Community of Karata, including land north of Bilwi, which borders The Community of Ten Communities. The owners are the various community groups who have demarcated their particular land areas under national law providing for recognition of aboriginal title to the land.

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 RAAN and RAAS. The city is served by Puerto Cabezas Airport.

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

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

Puerto Cabezas is sister city to Burlington, Vermont, USA, and has been since the mid-1980s. They also have a sister city of Luleå in Sweden.

Bilwi has a "sistership" link with Manchester.[2]

Climate

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).[3] 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.[3] The average annual precipitation is 2,799 millimetres (110 in) with 198 days with measureable rainfall.[3]

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)
30.81
(87.46)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.0
(77)
24.5
(76.1)
26.5
(79.7)
27.2
(81)
27.8
(82)
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)
26.43
(79.58)
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)
21.6
(70.9)
20.8
(69.4)
19.3
(66.7)
20.81
(69.44)
Precipitation mm (inches) 148
(5.83)
83
(3.27)
48
(1.89)
54
(2.13)
183
(7.2)
378
(14.88)
414
(16.3)
370
(14.57)
303
(11.93)
338
(13.31)
278
(10.94)
202
(7.95)
2,799
(110.2)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 16 11 7 8 12 20 23 22 20 20 19 20 198
Source: Hong Kong Observatory[3]

See also

References

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

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