Santiago, Nuevo León

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Santiago
Motto: Cultura y Progreso
Santiago location.png
Coordinates: 25°26′N 100°08′W / 25.433°N 100.133°W / 25.433; -100.133Coordinates: 25°26′N 100°08′W / 25.433°N 100.133°W / 25.433; -100.133
Country Mexico
State Nuevo León
Founded 1648
Government
 • Mayor Homar Almaguer Salazar (PT Party (Mexico).svg PT)
Area
 • City 763.8 km2 (294.9 sq mi)
Elevation 445 m (1,460 ft)
Population (2005)
 • City 37,886
 • Metro 3,664,334
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)
Website http://www.santiago.gob.mx
Cola de Caballo waterfall

Santiago is a municipality located in the center of the Mexican state of Nuevo León. It is part of the Monterrey metropolitan area and its area comprises around 763.8 km².[1] According to the 2005 census, its population is 37,886 inhabitants.[2]

"La Boca" Dam, is one of the water reservoirs serving the metropolitan area, and is located within the municipality. "Cola de Caballo" is a famous waterfall and tourist attraction.

Santiago, Nuevo León, was named a "Pueblo Mágico" in 2006.

Climate[edit]

Santiago has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cwa) with cool, dry winters and hot and humid summers.

Climate data for Santiago, Nuevo Leon (1951-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 34.5
(94.1)
40.5
(104.9)
42.0
(107.6)
43.0
(109.4)
45.0
(113)
43.5
(110.3)
43.5
(110.3)
42.5
(108.5)
41.5
(106.7)
40.2
(104.4)
36.2
(97.2)
36.5
(97.7)
45.0
(113)
Average high °C (°F) 19.8
(67.6)
21.8
(71.2)
26.1
(79)
29.0
(84.2)
31.3
(88.3)
33.4
(92.1)
34.0
(93.2)
34.2
(93.6)
30.5
(86.9)
27.0
(80.6)
23.1
(73.6)
19.7
(67.5)
27.5
(81.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.9
(55.2)
14.7
(58.5)
18.6
(65.5)
22.2
(72)
25.1
(77.2)
27.2
(81)
27.5
(81.5)
27.5
(81.5)
24.9
(76.8)
21.2
(70.2)
16.9
(62.4)
13.2
(55.8)
21.0
(69.8)
Average low °C (°F) 6.0
(42.8)
7.5
(45.5)
11.2
(52.2)
15.3
(59.5)
19.0
(66.2)
21.0
(69.8)
20.9
(69.6)
20.8
(69.4)
19.3
(66.7)
15.5
(59.9)
10.6
(51.1)
6.7
(44.1)
14.5
(58.1)
Record low °C (°F) −8.5
(16.7)
−3.5
(25.7)
−2.0
(28.4)
1.5
(34.7)
8.0
(46.4)
10.0
(50)
12.0
(53.6)
13.0
(55.4)
7.0
(44.6)
2.0
(35.6)
−2.0
(28.4)
−7.0
(19.4)
−8.5
(16.7)
Precipitation mm (inches) 24.9
(0.98)
21.3
(0.839)
28.0
(1.102)
53.3
(2.098)
83.8
(3.299)
130.2
(5.126)
121.9
(4.799)
150.8
(5.937)
296.8
(11.685)
122.2
(4.811)
25.7
(1.012)
21.2
(0.835)
1,080.1
(42.524)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 5.9 5.8 5.2 7.0 9.3 8.7 7.2 8.8 11.9 8.2 5.9 5.6 89.5
Source: Servicio Meteorológico National[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Santiago", Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México
  2. ^ Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005 INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática
  3. ^ "NORMALES CLIMATOLÓGICAS 1951-2010" (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico National. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Extreme Temperatures and Precipitation for Santiago, Nuevo Leon 1924-1972" (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico National. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 

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