Cocorná

Cocorná is a town and municipality in the Colombian department of Antioquia. Part of the subregion of Eastern Antioquia.

Cocorná
Municipality & Town
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Flag of Cocorná
Location of the municipality of Cocorná in the Antioquia Department
Location of the municipality of Cocorná in the Antioquia Department
Cocorná is located in Colombia
Cocorná
Cocorná
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 6°3′25″N 75°11′7″W / 6.05694°N 75.18528°W / 6.05694; -75.18528Coordinates: 6°3′25″N 75°11′7″W / 6.05694°N 75.18528°W / 6.05694; -75.18528
Country Colombia
RegionAndean Region
Department Antioquia Department
SubregionEastern
Government
 • AlcaldeHector Duque Ramirez
Area
 • Total210 km2 (80 sq mi)
Elevation
1,300 m (4,300 ft)
Population
 (Census 2018[2])
 • Total14,743
 • Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Websitewww.cocorna-antioquia.gov.co

GeographyEdit

Cocorná has an extension of 210 km², with a mountainous territory, great extensions of forest, and many important rivers.

ClimateEdit

Cocorná has a relatively cool tropical rainforest climate (Af) due to altitude. It has very heavy rainfall year round.

Climate data for Cocorná
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 26.8
(80.2)
27.5
(81.5)
27.7
(81.9)
26.9
(80.4)
26.8
(80.2)
27.0
(80.6)
27.4
(81.3)
27.3
(81.1)
26.9
(80.4)
26.2
(79.2)
26.0
(78.8)
26.0
(78.8)
26.9
(80.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 21.5
(70.7)
22.0
(71.6)
22.3
(72.1)
22.0
(71.6)
22.0
(71.6)
21.9
(71.4)
21.9
(71.4)
21.9
(71.4)
21.6
(70.9)
21.3
(70.3)
21.3
(70.3)
21.1
(70.0)
21.7
(71.1)
Average low °C (°F) 16.3
(61.3)
16.5
(61.7)
16.9
(62.4)
17.2
(63.0)
17.3
(63.1)
16.8
(62.2)
16.4
(61.5)
16.5
(61.7)
16.4
(61.5)
16.4
(61.5)
16.6
(61.9)
15.3
(59.5)
16.6
(61.8)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 255.7
(10.07)
243.8
(9.60)
328.8
(12.94)
447.0
(17.60)
483.9
(19.05)
316.2
(12.45)
306.0
(12.05)
349.0
(13.74)
471.7
(18.57)
526.7
(20.74)
460.8
(18.14)
325.0
(12.80)
4,514.6
(177.75)
Average rainy days 16 15 19 22 21 17 16 17 22 25 23 20 233
Source 1: [3]
Source 2: [4]

EconomyEdit

RoadsEdit

Is 90 km away from Medellín, 1 hour and a half in car, by an excellent road. It also has roads to the Corregimiento La Piñuela, and the municipalities of San Francisco and Granada.

TourismEdit

Cocorná has been since the 1980s a touristic place for many people, and since 2006, the government, believing in all the potential Cocorná has for it, has been sponsoring economical investments in the area.

New hotels, and many projects that involve new jobs, are the result of that.

Sites of interestEdit

  • Rivers where people can practice fishing, or simply enjoy the natural pools formatted by the river
  • Water Falls there are many and very near to the municipality
  • Forest very well conserved
  • Landscape

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipalities of Colombia". statoids. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda 2018" (in Spanish). DANE. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  3. ^ http://www.ideam.gov.co/documents/21021/553571/Promedios+Climatol%C3%B3gicos++1981+-+2010.xlsx/f28d0b07-1208-4a46-8ccf-bddd70fb4128
  4. ^ https://en.climate-data.org/south-america/colombia/antioquia/cocorna-34232/?amp=true