Girardot, Cundinamarca

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Girardot, Cundinamarca
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Localization in Cundinamarca, in Colombia
Localization in Cundinamarca, in Colombia
Coordinates: 4°18′18″N 74°48′06″W / 4.30500°N 74.80167°W / 4.30500; -74.80167
Country Colombia
Departamento Flag of Cundinamarca.svg Cundinamarca
Province Upper Magdalena Province
Founded 1852
Government
 • Mayor Diego Johany Escobar Guinea
Area
 • Total 129 km2 (50 sq mi)
Elevation 289 m (948 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 90,079
 • Density 700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Demonym Girardoteño
Time zone COT (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) COT (UTC-5)
Postal code 252430-252439
Area code(s) 57 + 1
Website Official website (Spanish)

Girardot is a municipality and town of Colombia in the department of Cundinamarca. It is home to a number of recreational and vacational spots, mainly visited by people from Bogotá, as it is located at less than three hours drive from the city but enjoys a tropical climate (compared to the cold and rainy climate of Bogotá).

Girardot is the second most important city in the department of Cundinamarca, due to its decentralized and autonomous economy, and because of its reputation as an excellent tourist destination.

General information[edit]

  • astronomic Location: : 4.18.18 Latitude North and 74.48.06 Length West
  • Altitude: : 289 AMSL
  • average annual Temperature : 28 °C
  • maximum Temperature : 38 °C
  • minimum Temperature : 23 °C

Climate[edit]

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for Giradot's climate is "Aw" (Tropical Wet and Dry Climate), with generally hot conditions throughout the course of the year .[1]

Climate data for Girardot
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
31
(88)
32
(90)
34
(93)
35
(95)
35
(95)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32.9
(91.3)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
22
(72)
23
(73)
23.1
(73.3)
Rainfall mm (inches) 40
(1.57)
50
(1.97)
130
(5.12)
130
(5.12)
150
(5.91)
60
(2.36)
30
(1.18)
40
(1.57)
60
(2.36)
130
(5.12)
270
(10.63)
50
(1.97)
1,140
(44.88)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 1 mm) 3 3 7 7 8 4 2 3 4 7 12 3 63
Source: Weatherbase

Economy[edit]

The main economy of Girardot is based on tourism. It has many resorts, hotels and clubs, such as Peñalisa, El Peñon, El Bachue, and the Hotel Tocarema. Because it is only a short drive from Bogotá (about 2hrs), it is a popular weekend hangout. Due to the high tourism quality, there are now important chains that have arrived to the town including, but not limited to: Jumbo, Hamburguesas El Corral, Speedo, Dunkin' Donuts, Parque Recreacional Las Olas, ofly and Baskin-Robbins


References[edit]

Coordinates: 4°25′N 74°45′W / 4.417°N 74.750°W / 4.417; -74.750