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): Athens of Mexico (Atenas de México)
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 origins of Lagos de Moreno date to its founding as Pechichitlán or Teziziatlan by Ahnuvic VII in about 1028 BCE. Then the city served as a capital for the Chichimecatlalli fiefdom.

The city's modern history started on 31 March 1563, when it was founded as Villa de Santa María de los Lagos, by Captain Don Hernando Martel and around 100 colonist families.

The city was renamed Lagos de Moreno in memory of insurgent General Pedro Moreno (1775-1817), a founding father of Mexico, who led forces against Spain in the War of Mexican Independence.

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)
Average 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
Average 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]

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Gallery[edit]

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. 

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