El Salto, Durango

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El Salto
Municipal seat and city
El Salto is located in Mexico
El Salto
El Salto
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 23°46′56.424″N 105°21′30.5958″W / 23.78234000°N 105.358498833°W / 23.78234000; -105.358498833Coordinates: 23°46′56.424″N 105°21′30.5958″W / 23.78234000°N 105.358498833°W / 23.78234000; -105.358498833
Country  Mexico
State Durango
Municipality Pueblo Nuevo
Elevation 2,500 m (8,200 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 24,241

El Salto is a town and seat of the municipality of Pueblo Nuevo in the southwestern part of the Mexican state of Durango. It is the largest town on Federal Highway 40 between the city of Durango and Mazatlán, Sinaloa. As of 2010, the town had a total population of 24,241,[1] up from 21,793 as of 2005. Situated on a pine-forested plateau about 2,580 meters (8,465 feet) above sea level in the Sierra Madre Mountain range, the town is home to a large lumber industry. It also has a military base. The surrounding municipality has an area of 6,178.3 km² (2,385.45 sq mi) and a population of 47,104. Its largest other community is the town of La Ciudad, in the western part of the municipality.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for El Salto (1951-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 30.0
(86)
29.0
(84.2)
32.0
(89.6)
37.0
(98.6)
34.0
(93.2)
34.0
(93.2)
31.0
(87.8)
32.0
(89.6)
28.0
(82.4)
31.0
(87.8)
28.0
(82.4)
25.5
(77.9)
37
(98.6)
Average high °C (°F) 16.8
(62.2)
18.3
(64.9)
19.9
(67.8)
21.9
(71.4)
23.6
(74.5)
24.4
(75.9)
22.9
(73.2)
22.5
(72.5)
21.4
(70.5)
20.3
(68.5)
19.1
(66.4)
17.4
(63.3)
20.7
(69.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 5.7
(42.3)
6.1
(43)
7.7
(45.9)
9.9
(49.8)
12.2
(54)
15.0
(59)
15.4
(59.7)
15.3
(59.5)
14.2
(57.6)
10.9
(51.6)
7.7
(45.9)
6.2
(43.2)
10.5
(50.9)
Average low °C (°F) −5.4
(22.3)
−6.1
(21)
−4.4
(24.1)
−2.2
(28)
0.8
(33.4)
5.7
(42.3)
8.0
(46.4)
8.1
(46.6)
7.0
(44.6)
1.6
(34.9)
−3.6
(25.5)
−5.0
(23)
0.4
(32.7)
Record low °C (°F) −13.5
(7.7)
−15.0
(5)
−12.0
(10.4)
−12.0
(10.4)
−12.0
(10.4)
−8.0
(17.6)
−5.0
(23)
−8.0
(17.6)
−5.0
(23)
−10.0
(14)
−12.0
(10.4)
−15.0
(5)
−15
(5)
Precipitation mm (inches) 55.7
(2.193)
20.9
(0.823)
16.7
(0.657)
12.4
(0.488)
27.5
(1.083)
130.8
(5.15)
195.5
(7.697)
183.3
(7.217)
150.3
(5.917)
65.5
(2.579)
24.4
(0.961)
64.8
(2.551)
947.8
(37.315)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 3.4 1.5 1.1 1.4 3.2 11.6 17.3 16.7 12.4 5.2 2.0 3.9 79.7
Source: Servicio Meteorológico National[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pueblo Nuevo". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "NORMALES CLIMATOLÓGICAS 1951-2010". Servicio Meteorológico National. Retrieved October 9, 2012.