Amagá

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Amagá
Municipality and town
Emiro Kastos park in Amagá
Emiro Kastos park in Amagá
Flag of Amagá
Flag
Official seal of Amagá
Seal
Location of the municipality and town of Amagá in the Antioquia Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Amagá in the Antioquia Department of Colombia
Amagá is located in Colombia
Amagá
Amagá
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 6°03′N 75°42′W / 6.050°N 75.700°W / 6.050; -75.700Coordinates: 6°03′N 75°42′W / 6.050°N 75.700°W / 6.050; -75.700
Country Colombia
Department Antioquia Department
SubregionSouthwestern
Area
 • Total84 km2 (32 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total29,555
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)

Amagá (Spanish pronunciation: [amaˈɣa]) is a town and municipality in Antioquia Department, Colombia. It is part of the subregion of Southwestern Antioquia. The area was known for its coal and iron ore production and it hosted early iron works.[1] Ex-Colombian president Belisario Betancur was born at this location.

Notable places[edit]

The Forge (La Ferrería) produced the first steel in Antioquia and operated from 1864 to 1931. Its ruins are now a Rural National Monument.[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Amagá
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F 81.9 82.8 83.8 82.9 81.7 81.7 82.9 82.2 81.1 80.1 79.7 79.9 81.7
Daily mean °F 71.1 72.0 73.2 73.0 72.3 71.8 72.1 71.8 70.9 70.7 70.5 70.2 71.6
Average low °F 60.4 61.2 62.6 63.1 63.1 61.9 61.5 61.3 60.8 61.3 61.3 60.6 61.6
Average precipitation inches 3.0 3.6 5.1 8.5 10.7 8.0 6.7 8.1 8.3 10.9 8.7 4.5 86.1
Average high °C 27.7 28.2 28.8 28.3 27.6 27.6 28.3 27.9 27.3 26.7 26.5 26.6 27.6
Daily mean °C 21.7 22.2 22.9 22.8 22.4 22.1 22.3 22.1 21.6 21.5 21.4 21.2 22.0
Average low °C 15.8 16.2 17.0 17.3 17.3 16.6 16.4 16.3 16.0 16.3 16.3 15.9 16.5
Average precipitation mm 76 92 130 215 273 202 169 206 212 276 221 115 2,187
Source: climate-data.org[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bell, P. L. (1921) Colombia: A Commercial and Industrial Handbook (Special Agents Series #206) Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, United States Department of Commerce, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., [1] page 234]
  2. ^ "Amagá: Atractivos Naturales y Recreativos"[permanent dead link] Cotelco (Asociación Hotelera de Colombia), in Spanish, accessed 17 June 2010
  3. ^ "Clima Amagá: Temperatura, Climograma y Tabla climática para Amagá". Climate-Data.org. 2019-05-08. Retrieved 2019-05-08.

There is also a very famous touristic place which is called "El viaducto"(the path).

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