Topolobampo

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Topolobampo
Official seal of Topolobampo
Seal
Nickname(s): Topo
Topolobampo is located in Mexico
Topolobampo
Topolobampo
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 25°36′20″N 109°03′0″W / 25.60556°N 109.05000°W / 25.60556; -109.05000Coordinates: 25°36′20″N 109°03′0″W / 25.60556°N 109.05000°W / 25.60556; -109.05000
Country  Mexico
State Sinaloa
Municipality Ahome
Founded in 1884
Founded by Albert K. Owen
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,361
  [1]
Time zone Pacific Time zone (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-6)
Website Official page

Topolobampo (Spanish pronunciation: [topoloˈβampo]) is a port on the Gulf of California in northwestern Sinaloa, Mexico. It is the fourth-largest town in the municipality of Ahome (after Los Mochis, Ahome, and Higuera de Zaragoza), reporting a 2010 census population of 6,361 inhabitants.

The port connects the northern Mexican states through the Chihuahua-Pacific Railroad, which has a terminus in nearby Los Mochis. It is the eastern port for the daily car ferry connecting to La Paz in Baja California Sur.

Topolobampo is also the beginning of the international trade corridor, "La Entrada al Pacifico", that ends near the Midland-Odessa, Texas area.

Topolobampo was the site of a Radical "utopian" colony from roughly 1884 to 1894, that had an influence on the urban planning ideas of Ebenezer Howard.

That utopian group published a newsletter in English, The Credit Foncier of Sinaloa in Topolobampo. The masthead says "Collective ownership and management for public utilities and conveniences - the community responsible for the health, usefulness, individuality and security of each. - Albert K. Owen." A copy of two pages of one edition (vol. 4, no. 24, September 1, 1889, whole no. 161), has been preserved at Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, Ohio, pasted into a Wallace Cathcart scrapbook on Shakers, Shaker ms. XIII:47, p. 13. Those two pages include an article on the Tyringham, Massachusetts Shakers and correspondence from several prospective members.[citation needed]

Climate[edit]

Topolobampo has a tropical arid desert climate.

Climate data for Topolobampo
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 24.8
(76.6)
25.8
(78.4)
27.5
(81.5)
29.6
(85.3)
32
(89.6)
34.1
(93.4)
35
(95)
34.8
(94.6)
34.2
(93.6)
32.9
(91.2)
29.3
(84.7)
25.6
(78.1)
30.47
(86.83)
Average low °C (°F) 13.7
(56.7)
14.4
(57.9)
16
(60.8)
18.2
(64.8)
21
(69.8)
24.9
(76.8)
26.2
(79.2)
25.9
(78.6)
25.6
(78.1)
23.3
(73.9)
18.7
(65.7)
15.2
(59.4)
20.26
(68.48)
Precipitation mm (inches) 13
(0.5)
5
(0.2)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
3
(0.1)
58
(2.3)
97
(3.8)
66
(2.6)
33
(1.3)
20
(0.8)
23
(0.9)
318
(12.5)
Source: Weatherbase [2]

The sea experiences lows of 66 - 68 °F during the winter months, and highs of 84 - 88 °F during the summer months.[3]

Average Sea Temperature
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
68 °F

20 °C

66 °F

19 °C

68 °F

20 °C

72 °F

22 °C

77 °F

25 °C

81 °F

27 °C

85 °F

29 °C

88 °F

31 °C

88 °F

31 °C

84 °F

29 °C

77 °F

25 °C

70 °F

21 °C

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