Safor

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Safor
Comarca
Localització de la Safor respecte del País Valencià.png
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Valencia
Capital Gandia
Municipalities
Area
 • Total 429.80 km2 (165.95 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 170,644
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Demonym  
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Largest municipality Gandia

Safor (Valencian pronunciation: [saˈfoɾ]) is a comarca within the province of Valencia, Spain. The capital is the city of Gandia, but also includes the towns of Oliva, Piles and Daimús, among others. The beach area of Gandia, La Platja, is well known for its wild nightlife during the summer.

The former natural and historical comarca of Valldigna has been integrated into Safor comarca for administrative purposes.[1]

Disambiguation: See also Safor (designer).

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Climate[edit]

The predominant climate in La Safor is mediterranean-subtropical (Köppen climate classification: CSa) with very mild temperatures during winters, and hot summers. The annual average temperature depends on the zone, different temperature ranges occur near the sea to the mountains inland. Near the sea the average annual temperature is about 18-20ºC while in the interior the average annual temperatures are about 17-18ºC. Almost all of the cultivars in this zone are oranges and tangerines, so the majority of the zones are frostless. The rain quantity are different, with zones that can be considered as subtropical semi-arid BSh climates, and others that pertain to the CSa mediterranean climate with hot summers. The wettest season is the autumn. Climate data for Gandia:

Climate data for Meteorological station of the beach of Gandía, Valencia province, Spain.)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 29.6
(85.3)
29.8
(85.6)
34.2
(93.6)
32.4
(90.3)
39.6
(103.3)
40
(104)
39.7
(103.5)
40.8
(105.4)
38.3
(100.9)
38.1
(100.6)
33.1
(91.6)
26.1
(79)
40.8
(105.4)
Average high °C (°F) 19.68
(67.42)
19.03
(66.25)
21.07
(69.93)
23.35
(74.03)
25.57
(78.03)
29.28
(84.7)
32.33
(90.19)
32.05
(89.69)
30.85
(87.53)
28.79
(83.82)
22.32
(72.18)
19.26
(66.67)
25.298
(77.537)
Daily mean °C (°F) 14.37
(57.87)
14.27
(57.69)
15.91
(60.64)
18.30
(64.94)
18.90
(66.02)
23.95
(75.11)
27.03
(80.65)
27.02
(80.64)
25.82
(78.48)
23.17
(73.71)
17.82
(64.08)
13.54
(56.37)
20.008
(68.017)
Average low °C (°F) 9.06
(48.31)
9.5
(49.1)
10.77
(51.39)
13.26
(55.87)
14.69
(58.44)
18.63
(65.53)
21.74
(71.13)
21.99
(71.58)
20.8
(69.4)
17.45
(63.41)
13.3
(55.9)
8.09
(46.56)
14.94
(58.885)
Record low °C (°F) 3.1
(37.6)
2.2
(36)
3.9
(39)
7.7
(45.9)
8.4
(47.1)
14
(57)
17.9
(64.2)
17.3
(63.1)
14.8
(58.6)
7
(45)
4
(39)
2.4
(36.3)
2.2
(36)
Avg. precipitation days 4 3 4 4 4 2 1 1 3 4 4 4 38
Avg. snowy days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: The information for the extreme temperatures are for the last 3 years.[2] The rain data are for the nearest station which records rain data to Gandía, because the weather station of Gandia only records temperatures.[3]


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Coordinates: 38°58′32″N 0°12′51″W / 38.9756°N 0.214061°W / 38.9756; -0.214061