Tecomán

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Tecomán
Municipal seat and city
Cathedral of Santiago Apostol
Cathedral of Santiago Apostol
Coat of arms of Tecomán
Coat of arms
Motto: World's Lime Capital
Tecoman in Colima.PNG
Tecomán is located in Mexico
Tecomán
Tecomán
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 18°54′32″N 103°52′29″W / 18.90889°N 103.87472°W / 18.90889; -103.87472Coordinates: 18°54′32″N 103°52′29″W / 18.90889°N 103.87472°W / 18.90889; -103.87472
Country  Mexico
State Colima
Municipality Tecomán
Population (2010)
 • Municipal seat and city 112,726
 • Metro 141,421
Time zone -6 GMT

Tecomán is a city and seat of the municipality of Tecomán in the Mexican state of Colima, about 50 km south of the city of Colima. In the 2005 census the city had a population of 112,726 people. It is the third-largest community in the state of Colima. The municipality has an area of 834.77 km² (322.31 sq mi). Near the coast on Federal Highway 200 is situated a rich agricultural industries region. Tecomán is known as the "World's Lime Capital".[citation needed]

Economy[edit]

The main economic activities of the area are:

  • Agriculture: Limes, coconuts, tamarind, mango and bananas.
  • Livestock: Cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and apiculture.
  • Industrial: Citrus and coconut agroindustry
  • Mining: Dolomite, limestone and silver

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Tecomán
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 37.5
(99.5)
38.0
(100.4)
38.0
(100.4)
39.0
(102.2)
41.0
(105.8)
38.0
(100.4)
41.0
(105.8)
40.0
(104)
39.5
(103.1)
41.0
(105.8)
40.0
(104)
38.0
(100.4)
41
(105.8)
Average high °C (°F) 31.9
(89.4)
31.9
(89.4)
32.0
(89.6)
32.3
(90.1)
33.1
(91.6)
33.7
(92.7)
33.9
(93)
33.8
(92.8)
33.4
(92.1)
33.8
(92.8)
33.5
(92.3)
32.8
(91)
33.0
(91.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 23.9
(75)
23.7
(74.7)
23.9
(75)
24.6
(76.3)
26.4
(79.5)
28.3
(82.9)
28.5
(83.3)
28.4
(83.1)
28.1
(82.6)
28.1
(82.6)
26.9
(80.4)
25.3
(77.5)
26.3
(79.3)
Average low °C (°F) 15.9
(60.6)
15.4
(59.7)
15.9
(60.6)
16.9
(62.4)
19.6
(67.3)
22.8
(73)
23.1
(73.6)
23.0
(73.4)
22.8
(73)
22.3
(72.1)
20.2
(68.4)
17.8
(64)
19.6
(67.3)
Record low °C (°F) 9.0
(48.2)
1.5
(34.7)
9.5
(49.1)
8.5
(47.3)
11.0
(51.8)
16.0
(60.8)
16.0
(60.8)
18.0
(64.4)
18.5
(65.3)
14.0
(57.2)
10.0
(50)
1.6
(34.9)
1.5
(34.7)
Precipitation mm (inches) 32.6
(1.283)
2.0
(0.079)
0.6
(0.024)
0.2
(0.008)
17.6
(0.693)
107.8
(4.244)
154.9
(6.098)
181.5
(7.146)
181.4
(7.142)
80.8
(3.181)
38.5
(1.516)
12.7
(0.5)
810.6
(31.913)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 1.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.8 7.5 11.2 11.9 10.9 4.9 1.6 1.0 51.7
Source: Servicio Meteorologico Nacional[1]

Tourism[edit]

Nearby Beaches & recreational areas:

  • Playa El Real. 10 km. south of Tecomán. Open sea, good surfing.
  • Playa Boca de Pascuales. 12 km. from Tecomán. Surfing beach for the experienced. Enramadas serving fresh seafood.
  • Playa de Tecuanillo. Narrow, fine-sanded, not-too-steep beach
  • Laguna de Amela. Deep lagoon surrounded by lush vegetation.
  • Laguna de Alcuzahue. Lagoon 8 km from Tecomán. Visit the Crocodile reserve.
  • Playa Paraiso. Open sea, Ramadas serving delicious freshly cooked food with Coconut drinks. Usually a calm beach except during rainy season.
  • Boca De Apiza.

References[edit]

  1. ^ NORMALES CLIMATOLÓGICAS 1971-2000, National Meteorological Service of Mexico. Retrieved August 7, 2012 .

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