Yopal

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Yopal
Municipality and town
Panorama view of Yopal, from La Iguana Natural Park (Parque Natural La Iguana)
Panorama view of Yopal, from La Iguana Natural Park (Parque Natural La Iguana)
Flag of Yopal
Flag
Official seal of Yopal
Seal
Location of the municipality and town of Yopal in the Casanare Department of Colombia.
Location of the municipality and town of Yopal in the Casanare Department of Colombia.
Yopal is located in Colombia
Yopal
Yopal
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 5°21′0″N 72°24′36″W / 5.35000°N 72.41000°W / 5.35000; -72.41000Coordinates: 5°21′0″N 72°24′36″W / 5.35000°N 72.41000°W / 5.35000; -72.41000
Country Colombia
RegionOrinoquía Region
DepartmentCasanare Department
Founded1915
Area
 • Municipality and town2,771 km2 (1,070 sq mi)
Elevation
350 m (1,150 ft)
Population
 (2018 Census[1])
 • Municipality and town168,433
 • Density61/km2 (160/sq mi)
 • Urban
143,619
Demonym(s)Yopaleño
Time zoneUTC-05 (Colombia Standard Time)
Postal code
850001-9
Area code(s)57 + 8
WebsiteOfficial website (in Spanish)

Yopal (Spanish pronunciation: [ɟ͡ʝoˈpal]) is a municipality and capital city of the department of Casanare in Colombia.

Geographic information[edit]

  • Population: 150 000 inhabitants
  • Elevation: 350 m
  • Area: 2,771 km²
  • Distance from Bogotá: 387 km
  • Median temperature: 26 °C
El Resurgimiento Park (Parque el Resurgimiento)
Yopal Municipal Church

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Yopal
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.5
(90.5)
33.2
(91.8)
33.2
(91.8)
31.5
(88.7)
30.8
(87.4)
29.7
(85.5)
29.9
(85.8)
30.5
(86.9)
30.7
(87.3)
30.8
(87.4)
31.1
(88.0)
31.7
(89.1)
31.3
(88.3)
Average low °C (°F) 22.5
(72.5)
22.9
(73.2)
23.7
(74.7)
22.6
(72.7)
22.3
(72.1)
21.7
(71.1)
21.5
(70.7)
21.4
(70.5)
21.5
(70.7)
21.6
(70.9)
21.9
(71.4)
22.2
(72.0)
22.2
(71.9)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 8.5
(0.33)
60.4
(2.38)
79.3
(3.12)
279.0
(10.98)
333.7
(13.14)
298.0
(11.73)
312.3
(12.30)
255.4
(10.06)
275.9
(10.86)
255.0
(10.04)
131.8
(5.19)
20.2
(0.80)
2,309.5
(90.93)
Average rainy days (≥ 1 mm) 1 4 7 15 16 17 18 17 15 14 10 4 138
Source: IDEAM

Born in Yopal[edit]

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