Talara

Talara is a city in the Talara Province of the Piura Region, in northwestern Peru. It is a port city on the Pacific Ocean with a population of 91,444 as of 2017. Its climate is hot and dry. Due to its oil reserves, and ability to produce aviation fuel, Talara hosted a United States air base during World War II. Talara is also home to a large fishing fleet. The city is served by the Cap. FAP Víctor Montes Arias Airport.

Talara
City
Talara
Talara
Coordinates: 4°34′47.65″S 81°16′18.76″W
Country Peru
RegionPiura
ProvinceTalara
Government
  TypeDemocracy
  MayorJosé Alfredo Vitonera Infante
Elevation
11 m (36 ft)
Population
 (2017)
  Total91,444
  Estimate 
(2015)[1]
90,830
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (PET)
Websitewww.munitalara.gob.pe

Talara is the westernmost city in all of mainland South America. (A small outlying town, Seccion Dieciocho, is situated slightly further west, and just beyond there, the land itself reaches its westernmost extent at Punta Pariñas.) Talara and some neighbouring cities (Piura and Amotape) served as the backdrop for the short novel Who Killed Palomino Molero? by Mario Vargas Llosa.

Climate

Climate data for Talara
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.0
(86.0)
30.7
(87.3)
30.8
(87.4)
30.2
(86.4)
28.2
(82.8)
26.2
(79.2)
24.7
(76.5)
24.2
(75.6)
24.2
(75.6)
24.5
(76.1)
25.7
(78.3)
27.7
(81.9)
27.3
(81.1)
Average low °C (°F) 19.7
(67.5)
20.8
(69.4)
21.2
(70.2)
20.3
(68.5)
18.7
(65.7)
17.1
(62.8)
16.1
(61.0)
15.6
(60.1)
15.5
(59.9)
15.7
(60.3)
16.4
(61.5)
17.7
(63.9)
17.9
(64.2)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 1.7
(0.07)
1.1
(0.04)
6.7
(0.26)
0.7
(0.03)
0.0
(0.0)
0.1
(0.00)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.4
(0.02)
0.1
(0.00)
0.1
(0.00)
10.9
(0.43)
Source: Senamhi[2]

See also

References

  1. Perú: Población estimada al 30 de junio y tasa de crecimiento de las ciudades capitales, por departamento, 2011 y 2015. Perú: Estimaciones y proyecciones de población total por sexo de las principales ciudades, 2012-2015 (Report). Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. March 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  2. "Promedio de temperaturas y lluvias para todo el año–Talara" (in Spanish). Servicio Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología del Perú. Archived from the original on 22 October 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2015.


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