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Calvillo

Calvillo (City)
City
Coat of arms of Calvillo (City)
Coat of arms
Town Square (Plaza Principal) of Calvillo
Town Square (Plaza Principal) of Calvillo
Municipality location in Aguascalientes
Municipality location in Aguascalientes
Calvillo (City) is located in Mexico
Calvillo (City)
Location in Mexico
Coordinates:
Country  Mexico
State Aguascalientes
Municipality (county) Calvillo
Area
 • Total 359.56 sq mi (931.26 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 19,742

Calvillo (Spanish    ) is a city in the Mexican state of Aguascalientes. The town serves as the municipal seat of the surrounding municipality of Calvillo. Calvillo is the second most populated city in the state, surpassed in importance only by the capital city. It is located to the western part of the state, at about 52 kilometers of the city of Aguascalientes. It stands at in the southwestern corner of the state.

Calvillo has to offer several attractions and interesting places. One of them is the Main Square, dated from 1778 is famous for its orange trees. In this square is Eagle Trail which indicates the Independence route. The temple of our Lord of the Salitre, built in 1772, in which interior the paintings are considered true jewels of religious art. The beautiful dome toppling the church has an exceptional size and diameter. Its rarest feature is that it is made as a single architectural piece; so, for domes like this one, there exist only five in the whole world. There are also exquisite frescoes depicting the life of St Joseph, the patron of the city. The Guadalupe Temple is another important church with majestic towers.

Cave art at El Tepozan

Another interesting place is the Malpaso Dam. The outskirts of Calvillo are a magnet for tourists. The Sierra del Laurel, south of the town, is a prolongation of Sierra Fría and highly sought-after by rock climbers because of its steep sides. Also nearby are the La Cordorniz Dam, and the ex-convent of the Tepozán, where, at the bottom of the gully, there is a rocky area with cave paintings. The prehistoric paintings of El Tepozan show diverse figures in different colors imprinted in various eras. Very close to these two attractions, in the town of La Panadera, it is still practiced the old craft of embroidery and unthreading or "deshilados", the state's craft by excellence.

Calvillo is the largest guava producer in Mexico and famous for its superb confectionery and liqueurs made from this fruit, which you can sample at the Guava Fair held during the first week of December.

The economy in Calvillo is centered on the guava, although there is other agriculture and a great deal of commerce. Calvillo is better known as the world capital of the guava.

People from calvillo are called "Calvillences".

Contents

  • Demographics 1
  • Ethnicity 2
  • Geography 3
    • Climate 3.1
  • Notes 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Demographics

As of 2010, Calvillo had a total population of 19,742,[1]

Ethnicity

  • White 88% (Predominantly Spanish from the regions of the Basque Country and Navarre with remote Portuguese (City of Algarve) and Italian (City of Genoa) (Datos Historicos de Aguscalientes, 2014)
  • Mestizo 10%
  • Asian 1% (Korean and Japanese)
  • Amerindian <1%

Geography

Climate

Climate data for Calvillo, Aguascalientes (1951–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 32.0
(89.6)
35.5
(95.9)
37.0
(98.6)
40.0
(104)
40.0
(104)
40.0
(104)
36.5
(97.7)
35.0
(95)
34.0
(93.2)
37.0
(98.6)
39.0
(102.2)
32.0
(89.6)
40.0
(104)
Average high °C (°F) 24.1
(75.4)
25.6
(78.1)
28.9
(84)
31.0
(87.8)
33.5
(92.3)
31.7
(89.1)
28.7
(83.7)
28.4
(83.1)
28.1
(82.6)
28.1
(82.6)
26.7
(80.1)
24.6
(76.3)
28.3
(82.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 14.1
(57.4)
15.1
(59.2)
17.7
(63.9)
20.1
(68.2)
22.9
(73.2)
23.2
(73.8)
21.4
(70.5)
21.1
(70)
20.8
(69.4)
19.3
(66.7)
16.6
(61.9)
14.7
(58.5)
18.9
(66)
Average low °C (°F) 4.1
(39.4)
4.6
(40.3)
6.5
(43.7)
9.2
(48.6)
12.3
(54.1)
14.7
(58.5)
14.2
(57.6)
13.9
(57)
13.4
(56.1)
10.6
(51.1)
6.5
(43.7)
4.8
(40.6)
9.6
(49.3)
Record low °C (°F) −6.5
(20.3)
−5.5
(22.1)
−5.0
(23)
1.0
(33.8)
2.5
(36.5)
6.5
(43.7)
6.5
(43.7)
7.5
(45.5)
5.0
(41)
0.5
(32.9)
−4.0
(24.8)
−7.5
(18.5)
−7.5
(18.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 17.0
(0.669)
10.3
(0.406)
2.2
(0.087)
9.1
(0.358)
18.2
(0.717)
96.6
(3.803)
152.3
(5.996)
145.8
(5.74)
104.6
(4.118)
35.4
(1.394)
11.0
(0.433)
10.6
(0.417)
613.1
(24.138)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.4 1.5 0.6 1.4 3.4 10.1 15.3 14.5 11.0 4.7 1.6 2.0 68.5
Source: Servicio Meteorologico Nacional[2][3]

Notes

  • Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005 INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática
  • Aguascalientes Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México
  • www.myspace.com/calvisranch for a Spanish version of the history of Calvillo

References

  1. ^ "Calvillo". Catálogo de Localidades.  
  2. ^ "Estado de Aguascalientes-Estacion: Calvillo". Normales Climatologicas 1951–2010 (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorologico Nacional. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Extreme Temperatures and Precipitation for Calvillo 1959–2010" (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Retrieved 8 May 2015. 

External links

  • http://www.livevideo.com/liveshow/calvillo.publicidad INTERACTIVO WEBCAM CHAT EN VIVO Y VIDEOS
  • Ayuntamiento de Calvillo Official website
  • http://calvillo.blogspot.com
  • http://www.calvillo.com.mx
  • http://calvillo.sdmexico.com
  • Gobierno del Estado de Aguascalientes Official website of State of Aguascalientes
  • http://www.calvilloweb.com
  • http://www.livevideo.com/liveshow/calvillo
  • http://www.myspace.com/calvisranch
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