Lloró

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Lloró
Municipality and town
Flag of Lloró
Official seal of Lloró
Location of the municipality and town of Lloró in the Chocó Department of Colombia.
Location of the municipality and town of Lloró in the Chocó Department of Colombia.
Country Colombia
DepartmentChocó Department
FoundedJanuary 1, 1674
Government
 • MayorHeneil Correa Rentería
Area
 • Municipality and town905 km2 (349.42 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Municipality and town11,197
 • Density12.37/km2 (32.04/sq mi)
 • Urban
3,406
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)

Lloró is a municipality and town in the Chocó Department, Colombia. It claims the second world record for highest average annual precipitation with 12,717 mm (501 in),[1][2] after López de Micay, which holds an also disputed record with 12,892.4 mm (508 in).[3] The official record is held by Mawsynram, India. The rainfall data was measured in its Agricultural Farm, managed by the University of Bogotá, between 1952 and 1989. If accurate, that would make it the wettest place in the world.[4] The town is named for Gioró, a pre-Columbian indigenous chief.

An 1853 watercolor by Manuel María Paz portrays two men in straw hats with a female vendor at a liquor stand in Lloró.[5]

Climate[edit]

Lloró has a very wet tropical rainforest climate (Af). The town of Lloró itself has only 8000 mm of rain but the farm located to the east of the city has 12,892.4 mm.

Climate data for Lloró
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.2
(86.4)
30.5
(86.9)
30.8
(87.4)
30.8
(87.4)
31.2
(88.2)
31.1
(88.0)
31.3
(88.3)
31.3
(88.3)
30.9
(87.6)
30.6
(87.1)
30.4
(86.7)
30.2
(86.4)
30.8
(87.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.1
(79.0)
26.3
(79.3)
26.4
(79.5)
26.5
(79.7)
26.6
(79.9)
26.5
(79.7)
26.5
(79.7)
26.5
(79.7)
26.4
(79.5)
26.2
(79.2)
26.1
(79.0)
26.0
(78.8)
26.3
(79.4)
Average low °C (°F) 23.4
(74.1)
23.3
(73.9)
23.1
(73.6)
23.6
(74.5)
23.3
(73.9)
23.6
(74.5)
23.4
(74.1)
23.2
(73.8)
23.3
(73.9)
23.4
(74.1)
23.1
(73.6)
23.4
(74.1)
23.3
(74.0)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 579.7
(22.82)
508.8
(20.03)
541.4
(21.31)
715.1
(28.15)
759.2
(29.89)
702.5
(27.66)
746.0
(29.37)
752.1
(29.61)
753.2
(29.65)
621.4
(24.46)
728.3
(28.67)
593.4
(23.36)
8,001.1
(314.98)
Average rainy days 21 19 19 22 23 23 23 24 23 23 23 22 265
Average relative humidity (%) 91 90 90 90 89 89 89 89 89 90 90 91 90
Source: [6]

Corregimientos[edit]

  • El Cajón
  • Carmen de Surama
  • Irabubú
  • La Playita
  • San Lorenzo
  • Sesego
  • El Tigre
  • Urabará

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.banrepcultural.org/blaavirtual/faunayflora/pacific1/cap10.htm[dead link]
  2. ^ Luiz Drude de Lacerda (9 February 2004). Environmental Geochemistry in Tropical and Subtropical Environments. Springer. pp. 177–. ISBN 978-3-540-42540-3.
  3. ^ Burt, Christopher C (2013-03-18). "Weather Extremes : New Wettest Place on Earth Discovered?". Weather Underground. Archived from the original on 2014-10-31. Retrieved 2014-05-22.
  4. ^ NCDC: Global Measured Extremes of Temperature and Precipitation
  5. ^ Paz, Manuel María. "Liquor Shop in the Village of Lloró, Province of Chocó". World Digital Library. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  6. ^ "Data". www.ideam.gov.co. Retrieved 2020-06-26.

Coordinates: 5°30′N 76°32′W / 5.500°N 76.533°W / 5.500; -76.533