Aldama Municipality, Tamaulipas

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Aldama is a municipality of the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas. It was founded on April 26, 1790 under the name of Villa de la Divina Pastora de las Presas del Rey.

Geography[edit]

Aldama is bordered by the municipality of Soto la Marina to the north, Altamira to the south, the municipalities of Casas and González to the west and Gulf of Mexico to the east. Aldama is at the southern extremity of the mountain range known as the Sierra de Tamaulipas.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Aldama: elevation: 420 ft (128 mts)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 23.2
(73.8)
25
(77)
27.7
(81.9)
31
(87.8)
33
(91)
33.3
(91.9)
32.7
(90.9)
33.2
(91.8)
31.9
(89.4)
29.9
(85.8)
26.8
(80.2)
24
(75.2)
29.31
(84.73)
Average low °C (°F) 11.3
(52.3)
12.4
(54.3)
15.8
(60.4)
19.3
(66.7)
21.6
(70.9)
22.6
(72.7)
22.4
(72.3)
22
(72)
21.4
(70.5)
18.6
(65.5)
15.5
(59.9)
12.9
(55.2)
17.98
(64.39)
Precipitation mm (inches) 20
(0.8)
10
(0.4)
13
(0.5)
18
(0.7)
38
(1.5)
168
(6.6)
173
(6.8)
132
(5.2)
183
(7.2)
69
(2.7)
36
(1.4)
18
(0.7)
878
(34.5)
Source: Weatherbase [1]

Hydrography[edit]

There are 3 important rivers in Aldama: the Tigre river, the Barbarena river and the Carrizal river.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture: Main crops are safflower, maize, soy, beans, sorghum among others.

Cattle: Aldama is a very important municipality in the raise of livestock.

Fishery: Due to its location, Aldama is a municipality dependent on fishing as a source of income and food. Among the produce one can find oysters, huachinango (red snapper), snook, tarpon, shrimp, crab, tilapia and trout.

Tourism[edit]

The municipality has several natural attractions. There are pristine and undeveloped beaches among them: Barra del Tordo, Morón and Rancho Nuevo. They are very popular among bass fishing aficionados and winter Texans. They are easily reached from Tampico, Monterrey or Brownsville, TX. Besides the beach there are some cenotes which have been explored by prominent cave divers.

Coordinates: 22°55′01″N 98°04′01″W / 22.917°N 98.067°W / 22.917; -98.067

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Aldama, Tamaulipas". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.