Lloró

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Lloró
Municipality and town
Location of the municipality and town of Lloró in the Chocó Department of Colombia.
Location of the municipality and town of Lloró in the Chocó Department of Colombia.
Country  Colombia
Department Chocó Department
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)

Lloró is a municipality and town in the Chocó Department, Colombia. It claims the second world record for highest average annual precipitation with 12,717 mm (501 in)[1][2] after López del Micay which holds the record with 12,892.4 mm (508 in).[3] The rainfall data was measured in its Agricultural Farm, managed by the University of Bogotá', between 1952 and 1989. If accurate, that would make it the wettest place in the world.[4] The Spanish verb llorar "to cry" can also be used as a metaphor for rain, and so lloró can mean "It rained". However, this is not the origin of the name; the town is named for Gioró, a pre-Columbian indigenous chief.

An 1853 watercolor by Manuel María Paz portrays two men in straw hats with a female vendor at a liquor stand in Lloró.[5]

Corregimientos[edit]

  • El Cajón
  • Carmen de Surama
  • Irabubú
  • La Playita
  • San Lorenzo
  • Sesego
  • El Tigre
  • Urabará

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Coordinates: 5°30′N 76°32′W / 5.500°N 76.533°W / 5.500; -76.533