Changuinola District

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Changuinola District
District
El Empalme, Bocas del Toro
Location of Changuinola District
Changuinola District is located in Panama
Changuinola District
Changuinola District
Location of the district capital in Panama
Coordinates: 09°25′48″N 82°31′12″W / 9.43000°N 82.52000°W / 9.43000; -82.52000Coordinates: 09°25′48″N 82°31′12″W / 9.43000°N 82.52000°W / 9.43000; -82.52000
Country  Panama
Province Bocas del Toro Province
Capital Changuinola
Area
 • Total 1,542 sq mi (3,995 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 98,310
Time zone ETZ (UTC-5)

Changuinola District is a district (distrito) of Bocas del Toro Province in Panama. The population according to the 2010 census was 98.310 [1] The district covers a total area of 3,995 km². The capital lies at the city of Changuinola.[2] Major industries include tourism and agriculture.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Changuinola District is divided administratively into the following corregimientos:[3]

On 8 June 2015 the new Almirante District was created, after splitting out from Changuinola District.[4] It would consist of the following corregimientos:

Climate[edit]

Changuinola has a coastal location with a tropical climate. The area does not have a predictable dry season. The driest times are late August to mid-October, February, and March.[5] Changuinola is humid. Thundershowers and heavy rain are common.[6] Normal temperatures are consistent all year (Hi: 80°-84 °F, low: 71°-75 °F).[5] Due to its low latitude, sunrise is around 6 AM, and sunset is around 6 PM local time. These times vary slightly during the year. Weather data is collected at Captain Manuel Nino International Airport in Changuinola.[5]

Climate data for Changuinola, Panama
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 80
(27)
80
(27)
82
(28)
83
(28)
83
(28)
83
(28)
82
(28)
82
(28)
84
(29)
83
(28)
81
(27)
80
(27)
81.9
(27.8)
Average low °F (°C) 71
(22)
71
(22)
72
(22)
73
(23)
75
(24)
75
(24)
74
(23)
74
(23)
75
(24)
75
(24)
73
(23)
72
(22)
73.3
(23)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 12.56
(319)
7.90
(200.7)
7.61
(193.3)
11.30
(287)
11.08
(281.4)
10.87
(276.1)
16.06
(407.9)
11.37
(288.8)
6.42
(163.1)
7.80
(198.1)
14.45
(367)
15.81
(401.6)
133.23
(3,384)
Source: Weather Underground [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ . Censos Nacionales 2010 Archived February 16, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Districts of Panama". Statoids. Retrieved April 10, 2009. 
  3. ^ Gaceta Oficial 2009 Nuevos Corregimientos.
  4. ^ "Ley 8 de junio de 2015" (PDF). Gaceta Oficial. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Changuinola, Panama". Weather Underground. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 
  6. ^ Frommer's Panama (2E, 2009), ISBN 978-0-470-37183-1.