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Madera
Town
Madera is located in Mexico
Madera
Madera
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 29°11′24″N 108°8′29″W / 29.19000°N 108.14139°W / 29.19000; -108.14139
Country  Mexico
State Chihuahua
Municipality Madera
Population (2010)
 • Total 15,447

Madera is a town and seat of the municipality of Madera in the mountains of the northwestern Mexican state of Chihuahua. As of 2010, the city of Madera had a population of 15,447,[1] up from 15,267 as of 2005.[2]

It is a logging town, located in the mountains and the lumber industry is still very important. Madera is Spanish for "wood", and there used to be a large U.S. company with large lumber mills, there is still a section of the city called "barrio americano" where some American-style wooden houses still survive. New manufacturing industries have created new employment for the residents.

It is at 2112 metres above sea level and was founded in 1906.

The town is located 276 kilometres northwest of the state capital, Chihuahua, and 536 km southwest of Ciudad Juárez on the U.S. border.

History[edit]

Madera has been the starting point of the Cabalgata Binacional Villista (see cavalcade).

Madera is also the place where on September 23, 1965, a guerrilla attack on the military took place; this gave the name to the "Liga 23 de Septiembre," an urban socialist guerrilla group that took the name to commemorate what they considered their martyrs.

Religion[edit]

From 25 April 1966 it was the seat of the Territorial Prelature of Madera; after that was promoted to Diocese of Cuauhtémoc-Madera, with a cathedral in its new see Cuauhtémoc, Madera's San Pedro church, dedicated to Saint Peter, was given the status of co-cathedral.

Geography[edit]

Madera is a beautiful city surrounded by the great Sierra Madre mountains (southern stretch of the Rocky Mountains in Canada and USA).

Climate[edit]

Madera’s high altitude gives it a cool subtropical highland climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb), characterised by somewhat warm, wet summers and cold, drier winters. Frost occurs most mornings from October to April, but daytime temperatures remain mild. Snow falls on about 7 days per year on average (more often on mountain peaks).

Climate data for Madera
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 24
(75)
27
(81)
29
(84)
33
(91)
37
(99)
40
(104)
39
(102)
36
(97)
34
(93)
30
(86)
28
(82)
27
(81)
40
(104)
Average high °C (°F) 13.0
(55.4)
14.4
(57.9)
16.7
(62.1)
20.6
(69.1)
24.5
(76.1)
28.3
(82.9)
26.5
(79.7)
25.5
(77.9)
24.4
(75.9)
21.5
(70.7)
17.6
(63.7)
14.1
(57.4)
20.6
(69.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.2
(37.8)
4.4
(39.9)
6.6
(43.9)
10.2
(50.4)
13.8
(56.8)
18.1
(64.6)
18.6
(65.5)
17.8
(64)
15.9
(60.6)
11.4
(52.5)
6.8
(44.2)
3.7
(38.7)
10.9
(51.6)
Average low °C (°F) −6.7
(19.9)
−5.6
(21.9)
−3.5
(25.7)
−0.2
(31.6)
3.1
(37.6)
7.8
(46)
10.7
(51.3)
10.1
(50.2)
7.5
(45.5)
1.2
(34.2)
−4.0
(24.8)
−6.7
(19.9)
1.1
(34)
Record low °C (°F) −25
(−13)
−20
(−4)
−17
(1)
−11
(12)
−8
(18)
−4
(25)
2
(36)
1
(34)
−3
(27)
−11
(12)
−17
(1)
−25
(−13)
−25
(−13)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 47.9
(1.886)
42.0
(1.654)
23.8
(0.937)
13.6
(0.535)
13.7
(0.539)
46.7
(1.839)
157.3
(6.193)
146.7
(5.776)
78.6
(3.094)
39.8
(1.567)
36.5
(1.437)
51.0
(2.008)
697.6
(27.465)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 4.5 4.3 2.9 1.9 2.3 6.7 18.0 16.9 9.6 4.4 3.1 4.4 79.0
Average snowy days (≥ 1 cm) 1.33 1.58 1.45 0.39 0 0 0 0 0 0.04 0.75 1.40 6.94
Source #1: Servicio Meteorológico Nacional[3]
Source #2: Colegio de Postgraduados[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Madera". Catálogo de Localidades. Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (SEDESOL). Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía. Principales resultados por localidad 2005 (ITER). Retrieved on October 13, 2008
  3. ^ "NORMALES CLIMATOLÓGICAS 1951-2010" (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Archived from the original on February 12, 2016. Retrieved February 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ [dead link] "Normales climatológicas para Madera, Chih" (in Spanish). Colegio de Postgraduados. Archived from the original on 13 April 2013. Retrieved February 18, 2013. 

Coordinates: 29°11′24″N 108°08′29″W / 29.19000°N 108.14139°W / 29.19000; -108.14139