El Banco, Magdalena

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El Banco
Municipality
View from the river
View from the river
Flag of El Banco
Flag
Coat of arms of El Banco
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
Imperial City of Cumbia
Location of El Banco
Coordinates: 8°59′54″N 73°58′29″W / 8.99833°N 73.97472°W / 8.99833; -73.97472Coordinates: 8°59′54″N 73°58′29″W / 8.99833°N 73.97472°W / 8.99833; -73.97472
CountryColombia
RegionCaribbean
DepartmentMagdalena
EstablishedFebruary 2, 1680
Elevated to Municipality1871
Government
 • MayorVíctor Rangel López[1]
Area
 • Municipality820 km2 (320 sq mi)
 • Urban
567.9 km2 (219.3 sq mi)
Elevation
25 m (82 ft)
Population
 (2005)
 • Municipality53,544
 • Density65.29/km2 (169.1/sq mi)
 • Urban
32,556
 • Urban density57.32/km2 (148.5/sq mi)
 [2]
Websitewww.elbanco-magdalena.gov.co

El Banco (literally meaning River bank in Spanish) is a Colombian Municipality and town located in the southernmost part of the Magdalena Department by the Magdalena River.

Climate[edit]

El Banco has a tropical monsoon climate (Am) with little to moderate rainfall from December to March and heavy rainfall in the remaining months.

Climate data for El Banco
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.8
(91.0)
33.4
(92.1)
33.9
(93.0)
33.3
(91.9)
32.3
(90.1)
32.1
(89.8)
32.9
(91.2)
32.8
(91.0)
31.8
(89.2)
31.1
(88.0)
31.2
(88.2)
31.9
(89.4)
32.5
(90.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 28.1
(82.6)
28.6
(83.5)
29.3
(84.7)
28.9
(84.0)
28.5
(83.3)
28.3
(82.9)
28.8
(83.8)
28.6
(83.5)
27.9
(82.2)
27.6
(81.7)
27.7
(81.9)
27.9
(82.2)
28.4
(83.0)
Average low °C (°F) 23.5
(74.3)
23.8
(74.8)
24.7
(76.5)
24.6
(76.3)
24.8
(76.6)
24.6
(76.3)
24.7
(76.5)
24.4
(75.9)
24.1
(75.4)
24.2
(75.6)
24.3
(75.7)
24.0
(75.2)
24.3
(75.8)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 36.9
(1.45)
38.9
(1.53)
78.6
(3.09)
170.5
(6.71)
234.0
(9.21)
199.7
(7.86)
147.7
(5.81)
221.0
(8.70)
294.7
(11.60)
329.1
(12.96)
237.7
(9.36)
87.0
(3.43)
2,075.8
(81.71)
Average rainy days 2 2 5 10 13 12 11 14 16 16 12 5 118
Average relative humidity (%) 71 69 70 73 76 77 75 75 77 78 78 75 75
Mean monthly sunshine hours 263.5 228.7 213.9 180.0 173.6 198.0 220.1 220.1 183.0 176.7 186.0 241.8 2,485.4
Mean daily sunshine hours 8.5 8.1 6.9 6.0 5.6 6.6 7.1 7.1 6.1 5.7 6.2 7.8 6.8
Source: IDEAM[3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.opinioncaribe.com/2015/10/25/la-tercera-fue-la-vencida-para-victor-rangel-nuevo-alcalde-de-el-banco/
  2. ^ (in Spanish) DANE 2005 Census: El Banco
  3. ^ "Data". www.ideam.gov.co. Retrieved 2020-08-24.

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