Lagos de Moreno

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Lagos de Moreno
Municipality and city
View of Lagos de Moreno
View of Lagos de Moreno
Coat of arms of Lagos de Moreno
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Lagos
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Location of the municipality in Jalisco
Lagos de Moreno is located in Mexico
Lagos de Moreno
Lagos de Moreno
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 21°21′N 101°55′W / 21.350°N 101.917°W / 21.350; -101.917
Country  Mexico
State Jalisco
Area
 • Total 2,648.22 km2 (1,022.48 sq mi)
Elevation 1,942 m (6,371 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 153,817
 • Density 58.63/km2 (151.9/sq mi)
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 474

Lagos de Moreno (Spanish About this sound [ˈlaɣos ðe moˈɾeno] ) is a city and its surrounding municipal area of the same name, located in the extreme northeastern part of the state of Jalisco in Mexico. It is part of the macroregion of Bajío.[1] At the 2010 census the city had a population of 153,817 inhabitants, making it the 6th largest city in the state of Jalisco.

The city serves as the municipal seat of the municipality, which has an area of 2,648.22 km² (1,022.48 sq mi) and a population of 153,817 inhabitants, and includes many other outlying small communities, the largest of which are Paso de Cuarenta (San Miguel de Cuarenta) and Los Azulitos.

Lagos de Moreno is called by Mexicans, with some hyperbole, the "Athens of Jalisco" because of the numerous writers and poets who were born there.[citation needed]

Important industries include food processing, including milk and dairy products, vegetable oils, and meats, and manufacturing, of footwear and agricultural machinery.

History[edit]

The city was founded on March 31, 1563 by the Mayor of the Plains of Teocaltiche, Captain-General Hernando Martel a.k.a. Hernán Gallegos, and named Villa de Santa Maria de los Lagos.

DNA studies of the area of Jalisco are enlightening yet normal for people of Western European descent.

The city was renamed Lagos de Moreno in memory of insurgent General Pedro Moreno (1775-1817), who led the struggle for independence from Spain. The old pre-Hispanic name of the city was Pechichitlán or Teziziatlan. It was the great capital city of the Chichimecatlalli Empire, founded by Ahnuvic-VII about 1028 B.C.

Lagos de Moreno celebrates an annual fair, "Fiestas de Agosto" (also called La Feria). At the end of July and early August, several events take place in the area of sports, art, culture, and Mexican folklore.

The city of Brea, California, has a long relationship with its sister city, Lagos de Moreno, México, which began October 13, 1969.

Lagos de Moreno has a main church called Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (English: Church of Our Lady of the Ascension) on Hidalgo Street. It also has another church called Parroquia de La Paz, and Templo del Calvario (Calvary Temple). The main government building is La Presidencia Municipal de Lagos De Moreno.

Climate[edit]

Lagos de Moreno has a subtropical highland climate (Köppen climate classification Cwb) with mild temperatures year round.[2] Winters are mild with an average maximum temperature of 23 °C (73.4 °F) in January although nighttime temperatures are often cold, with an average minimum temperature of 3 °C (37.4 °F).[3] Many days are sunny, averaging around 15-19 clear days per month and precipitation is low.[4] Nighttime temperatures regularly fall below 0 °C (32.0 °F) but extended periods of frost are rare.[4] The wet season, which runs from June to October sees an increase in precipitation and humidity with July and August being the wettest months. The record high was 42.0 °C (107.6 °F) on March 26, 1942[5] and the record low was −9.0 °C (15.8 °F) on January 24, 1955.[3]

Climate data for Lagos de Moreno (1951–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 35.5
(95.9)
39.0
(102.2)
42.0
(107.6)
37.5
(99.5)
41.5
(106.7)
40.0
(104)
36.0
(96.8)
36.0
(96.8)
34.0
(93.2)
39.5
(103.1)
34.0
(93.2)
33.0
(91.4)
42
(107.6)
Average high °C (°F) 22.8
(73)
24.7
(76.5)
27.1
(80.8)
29.3
(84.7)
30.8
(87.4)
28.8
(83.8)
26.4
(79.5)
26.4
(79.5)
26.2
(79.2)
26.2
(79.2)
25.2
(77.4)
23.1
(73.6)
26.4
(79.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.8
(55)
14.2
(57.6)
16.4
(61.5)
18.8
(65.8)
20.9
(69.6)
21.2
(70.2)
19.8
(67.6)
19.6
(67.3)
19.2
(66.6)
17.6
(63.7)
15.3
(59.5)
13.4
(56.1)
17.4
(63.3)
Average low °C (°F) 2.8
(37)
3.6
(38.5)
5.6
(42.1)
8.3
(46.9)
10.9
(51.6)
13.5
(56.3)
13.2
(55.8)
12.8
(55)
12.3
(54.1)
9.1
(48.4)
5.4
(41.7)
3.6
(38.5)
8.4
(47.1)
Record low °C (°F) −9.0
(15.8)
−7.5
(18.5)
−4.5
(23.9)
−1.0
(30.2)
1.0
(33.8)
3.0
(37.4)
4.0
(39.2)
5.0
(41)
1.0
(33.8)
−3.0
(26.6)
−6.0
(21.2)
−5.2
(22.6)
−9
(15.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 25.4
(1)
24.9
(0.98)
16.5
(0.65)
29.4
(1.157)
47.8
(1.882)
102.7
(4.043)
158.8
(6.252)
138.5
(5.453)
122.6
(4.827)
59.9
(2.358)
21.7
(0.854)
11.0
(0.433)
759.2
(29.89)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.5 2.3 1.5 2.5 5.4 10.9 15.3 14.5 12.1 6.0 2.0 1.6 76.6
Avg. relative humidity (%) 59 53 48 48 51 64 70 73 72 68 64 64 61
Mean monthly sunshine hours 231.3 240.7 273.5 282.5 289.9 230.4 224.8 223.3 203.2 241.4 244.8 214.5 2,900.3
Source #1: Servicio Meteorológico Nacional[3][5]
Source #2: Colegio de Postgraduados(sun and humidity)[4]

Notable natives and residents[edit]

Luis Alfonso de Alba
Isaac Brizuela
Christian Campos Salas
Ramón Muñoz Gutiérrez
José Rosas Moreno
Mariano Azuela
Juan Pablo Villalobos
Cien Caras
Emilio González Márquez
Pedro Moreno
Armando Reynoso
Francisco Primo de Verdad y Ramos
Jesus Antonio Posada
Gustavo Marquez
Jorge Luis Marquez
Jorge Humberto Garcia

Transportation[edit]

The city is served by the Francisco Primo de Verdad National Airport (IATA: LOM).

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://t21.com.mx/opinion/bitacora/2013/08/16/bajio-nuevo-milagro-mexicano
  2. ^ Kottek, M.; J. Grieser; C. Beck; B. Rudolf; F. Rubel (2006). "World Map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification updated" (PDF). Meteorol. Z. 15 (3): 259–263. doi:10.1127/0941-2948/2006/0130. Retrieved December 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Lagos de Moreno (DGE) Normales climatológicas 1951-2010" (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Normales climatológicas para Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco" (in Spanish). Colegio de Postgraduados. Archived from the original on February 21, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Extreme Temperatures and Precipitation for Lagos de Moreno 1942-2010" (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico National. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 21°21′N 101°55′W / 21.350°N 101.917°W / 21.350; -101.917