Municipio De Mercedes Umaña (third-order administrative division)
Region: Usulután, El Salvador
Municipio De Mercedes Umaña is a third-order administrative division in the region of Usulután, the country of El Salvador with an average elevation of 1,135 feet above sea level. The area is mildly densely populated with 557 people per mile2 . The nearest town larger than 50,000 inhabitants takes about 0:30 hour by local transportation.
An estimated 1.13% of the children below 5 years old are underweight, with a mortality of 43 per 1,000 births.
Municipio De Mercedes Umaña can have destructive (viii) earthquakes (on average one every 50 years), with occurances at >7 Richter. When a strong earthquake occurs, damage will be slight in specially designed structures but considerable in ordinary substantial buildings with partial collapse. Heavy furniture is moved. Poorly built structures will be demolished. Flooding risk is very high.
September is on average the month with most sunshine. Rainfall and other precipitation has no distinct peak month.
Municipio De Mercedes Umaña has a humid (> 0.65 p/pet) climate. The land area is not cultivated, most of the natural vegetation is still intact. The landscape is mostly covered with mosaic vegetation/croplands. The climate is classified as a tropical savanna (winter dry season), , with a subtropical moist forest biozone . The soil in the area is high in nitosols, andosols (nt), soil with deep, clay-enriched lower horizon with shiny ped surfaces.
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