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Quiché

Area of Quiché 7,278.9 km²
Population 1.1 million
Male Population 533,412 (48.5%)
Female Population 566,028 (51.5%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +298.2%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +62.3%
Median Age 18.7 years old
Male Median Age 17.8 years old
Female Median Age 19.5 years old
Timezone Central Standard Time

Quiché is a department of Guatemala.

El Quiché department is in the heartland of the K'iche' (Quiché) people, to the north-west of Guatemala City. The capital is Santa Cruz del Quiché. Source: Wikipedia

Quiché Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 276,093 479,024 677,314 1,099,445
Population Density 37.9 / km² 65.8 / km² 93.1 / km² 151.0 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Quiché Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 84,661 82,344 167,005
5-9 78,039 76,553 154,592
10-14 69,560 69,127 138,687
15-19 60,954 61,685 122,640
20-24 49,631 52,342 101,974
25-29 41,290 45,795 87,085
30-34 32,110 38,345 70,456
35-39 24,783 31,217 56,000
40-44 19,830 24,949 44,779
45-49 16,519 20,166 36,686
50-54 14,015 16,360 30,375
55-59 12,728 14,280 27,008
60-64 10,694 11,855 22,550
65-69 7,769 8,777 16,546
70-74 6,159 6,956 13,116
75-79 4,672 5,277 9,949
80-84 0 0 0
85 Plus 0 0 0
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Quiché Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 900 to 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
900 22,488 n/a n/a
1000 29,984 2.9% 749
1100 31,983 0.6% 199
1200 33,982 0.6% 199
1300 35,981 0.6% 199
1400 37,980 0.5% 199
1500 39,979 0.5% 199
1600 29,984 -2.8% -999
1700 34,969 1.5% 498
1800 30,478 -1.4% -449
1900 64,462 7.8% 3,398
1910 71,405 10.8% 6,943
1920 79,080 10.7% 7,675
1930 87,634 10.8% 8,554
1940 108,783 24.1% 21,149
1950 155,447 42.9% 46,664
1960 192,042 23.5% 36,595
1970 241,008 25.5% 48,966
1990 479,024 41% 119,008
2000 677,314 41.4% 198,290
2020 1,204,230 33.3% 263,458
2030 1,392,510 15.6% 188,280
2040 1,549,597 11.3% 157,087
2050 1,671,683 7.9% 122,086
2060 1,757,018 5.1% 85,335
2070 1,817,718 3.5% 60,700
2080 1,852,034 1.9% 34,316
2090 1,860,212 0.4% 8,178
2100 1,846,632 -0.7% -13,580
Sources:
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-927-2017, 2017.

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Quiché Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1970 to 1994)

Average Temp
27.2°C
81.0°F
Average High
32.5°C
90.5°F
Average Low
22.0°C
71.6°F
   Record High Temperature
37.8°C
100.0°F
   Record Low Temperature
17.8°C
64.0°F
   Average Precipitation
170.5 mm
6.7 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
10.5 days
Sources:
1. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
2. Lawrimore, Jay H.; Ray, Ron; Applequist, Scott; Korzeniewski, Bryant; Menne, Matthew J. (2016): Global Summary of the Month (GSOM), Version 1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5QV3JJ5. Accessed Fri, 17 Apr 2020 13:07:33 GMT.

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Landslide High (9)
Drought High (10)
Flood High (10)
Volcano Medium (4)
Earthquake High (7.1)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.

Other places in Guatemala

Place Area Population Population Density
Alta Verapaz 10,598.3 km² 1.3 million 121.3 / km²
Baja Verapaz 3,018 km² 303,250 100.5 / km²
Chimaltenango 1,864 km² 688,510 369.4 / km²
Chiquimula 2,402.8 km² 411,129 171.1 / km²
El Progreso 1,835.3 km² 175,613 95.7 / km²
Escuintla 4,506.2 km² 739,863 164.2 / km²
Guatemala 2,205.5 km² 3.4 million 1,545 / km²
Huehuetenango 7,354.7 km² 1.3 million 173.0 / km²
Izabal 8,231.2 km² 449,719 54.6 / km²
Jalapa 2,030.4 km² 357,900 176.3 / km²
Jutiapa 3,317.6 km² 473,779 142.8 / km²
Petén 35,835.9 km² 725,664 20.2 / km²
Quezaltenango 2,133.1 km² 878,686 411.9 / km²
Retalhuleu 1,701.1 km² 322,432 189.5 / km²
Sacatepéquez 536.2 km² 344,717 642.9 / km²
San Marcos 3,551.4 km² 1.1 million 317.0 / km²
Santa Rosa 3,160.7 km² 384,354 121.6 / km²
Sololá 1,167 km² 497,113 426.0 / km²
Suchitepeque 2,394.7 km² 594,184 248.1 / km²
Totonicapán 1,076.4 km² 536,920 498.8 / km²
Zacapa 2,700.2 km² 239,272 88.6 / km²
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