Turbo, Colombia

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Turbo, Colombia
Municipality and town
Location of the municipality and town of Turbo, in the Antioquia Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Turbo, in the Antioquia Department of Colombia
Country  Colombia
Department Antioquia Department
Area
 • Metro 3,055 km2 (1,180 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population
 • Municipality and town 126,025
 • Density 41.25/km2 (106.8/sq mi)
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)

Turbo is a port town in Antioquia Department, Colombia. It is located at around 8°6′N 76°44′W / 8.100°N 76.733°W / 8.100; -76.733Coordinates: 8°6′N 76°44′W / 8.100°N 76.733°W / 8.100; -76.733 . It is located on the coast of Gulf of Urabá, 340 km. north of Medellín (the department capital and second largest Colombian city). This port city is the capital of the Urabá region of Antioquia, Colombia. The place where Turbo is today was known as Pisisí, but by 1741 people were already talking about Turbo. By a decree on May 11, 1839, the central government spent one thousand pesos for a military service barracks in Turbo. In 1840 the republican president assigned one thousand "fanegadas" of uncultivated lands for the new population. It was established as a municipality in 1847.

Turbo lies near the southeastern tip of the Darién Gap and is the northern terminus of the main route of the Pan American Highway in South America. There is currently no paved road connecting through the region to Yaviza, Panama, where the highway continues through Central and North America.

The urban area of Turbo is on the Gulf of Urabá eastern coast.

Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

Tropical savanna climates have monthly mean temperature above 18°C (64°F) in every month of the year and typically a pronounced dry season, with the driest month having precipitation less than 60mm (2.36 in) of precipitation. Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Aw". (Tropical Savanna Climate). The average temperature for the year in Turbo is 81.0°F (27.2°C). The warmest month, on average, is May with an average temperature of 82.0°F (27.8°C). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 80.0°F (26.7°C).[1]

Climate data for Turbo
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(85)
29
(85)
29
(85)
29
(85)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(85)
29
(84)
29
(84.4)
Average low °C (°F) 24
(76)
24
(76)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(76)
24
(76)
24
(76)
25
(77)
24.6
(76.6)
Precipitation cm (inches) 8
(3)
8
(3)
8
(3)
13
(5)
20
(8)
15
(6)
10
(4)
18
(7)
15
(6)
15
(6)
13
(5)
10
(4)
153
(60)
Source: Weatherbase [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/weather.php3?s=26008&cityname=Turbo--United-States-of-America Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Turbo, Colombia (closest city on record to Sapzurro)
  2. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Turbo, Colombia". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on April 23, 2013.