Talara

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Talara
An oil pump in Talara
An oil pump in Talara
Coat of arms of Talara
Coat of arms
Talara is located in Peru
Talara
Talara
Coordinates: 4°34′47.65″S 81°16′18.76″W / 4.5799028°S 81.2718778°W / -4.5799028; -81.2718778
Country Peru
Region Piura
Province Talara
Government
 • Type Democracy
 • Mayor José Alfredo Vitonera Infante
Elevation 11 m (36 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 101,674
  (calculation)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) PET (UTC-5)
Website www.munitalara.gob.pe

Talara is a city in the Talara Province of the Piura Region, in northwestern Peru. It is a port city on the Pacific Ocean with a population of 103,200 as of 2005. Its climate is hot and dry. Due to its oil reserves, and ability to produce aviation fuel, Talara hosted a United States air base during World War II. Talara is also home to a large fishing fleet. The city is served by the Cap. FAP Víctor Montes Arias Airport.

Talara is the westernmost city in all of mainland South America. (A small outlying town, Seccion Dieciocho, is situated slightly further west, and just beyond there, the land itself reaches its westernmost extent at Punta Pariñas.) Talara and some neighbouring cities (Piura and Amotape) served as backdrop for the short novel 'Who Killed Palomino Molero?' by Mario Vargas Llosa.

History[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Talara
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(85)
31
(87)
31
(87)
30
(86)
28
(82)
26
(78)
24
(76)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(76)
26
(78)
28
(82)
27.1
(80.6)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(71)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(71)
20
(68)
18
(65)
17
(63)
17
(62)
17
(62)
17
(63)
18
(64)
19
(67)
19.4
(66.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 3
(0.1)
8
(0.3)
13
(0.5)
3
(0.1)
8
(0.3)
5
(0.2)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
40
(1.5)
Source: Weatherbase [1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Talara, Peru". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 4°34′47.65″S 81°16′18.76″W / 4.5799028°S 81.2718778°W / -4.5799028; -81.2718778