Djambala

Djambala is the main town of Djambala District and the Plateaux Region of the Republic of Congo. It lies north of Brazzaville and lies near the Léfini Faunal Reserve.

Djambala
Djambala is located in Republic of the Congo
Djambala
Djambala
Location in the Republic of the Congo
Coordinates: 2°32′41″S 14°45′12″E / 2.54472°S 14.75333°E / -2.54472; 14.75333
CountryFlag of the Republic of the Congo.svg Republic of the Congo
RegionPlateaux Region
DistrictDjambala District
Elevation
622 m (2,041 ft)
Population
 (2007 census)
 • Total17,265

ClimateEdit

Djambala has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen Aw), bordering on a tropical monsoon climate (Am). It features a short dry season from June to August due to the influence of the Benguela Current reaching furthest north, and a lengthy wet season for the remaining nine months of the year. Although temperatures are somewhat reduced by the city’s moderately high altitude, conditions are very warm and humid throughout the year even in the dry season.

Climate data for Djambala (extremes 1941-present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 31.5
(88.7)
32.7
(90.9)
33.0
(91.4)
33.7
(92.7)
39.6
(103.3)
30.8
(87.4)
37.2
(99.0)
35.4
(95.7)
33.6
(92.5)
35.0
(95.0)
37.1
(98.8)
31.5
(88.7)
39.6
(103.3)
Average high °C (°F) 27.6
(81.7)
27.8
(82.0)
28.4
(83.1)
28.5
(83.3)
27.6
(81.7)
26.9
(80.4)
26.2
(79.2)
27.0
(80.6)
27.0
(80.6)
26.6
(79.9)
27.1
(80.8)
27.1
(80.8)
27.3
(81.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 23.3
(73.9)
23.2
(73.8)
23.6
(74.5)
23.8
(74.8)
23.3
(73.9)
22.2
(72.0)
21.2
(70.2)
22.0
(71.6)
22.6
(72.7)
22.7
(72.9)
22.8
(73.0)
22.8
(73.0)
22.8
(73.0)
Average low °C (°F) 19.2
(66.6)
19.2
(66.6)
19.3
(66.7)
19.6
(67.3)
19.5
(67.1)
17.9
(64.2)
16.8
(62.2)
17.0
(62.6)
18.3
(64.9)
18.9
(66.0)
19.0
(66.2)
19.1
(66.4)
18.6
(65.5)
Record low °C (°F) 15.0
(59.0)
12.8
(55.0)
14.9
(58.8)
16.0
(60.8)
15.3
(59.5)
12.5
(54.5)
12.1
(53.8)
12.6
(54.7)
15.1
(59.2)
15.4
(59.7)
14.8
(58.6)
12.8
(55.0)
12.1
(53.8)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 211
(8.3)
190
(7.5)
265
(10.4)
252
(9.9)
200
(7.9)
27
(1.1)
11
(0.4)
37
(1.5)
144
(5.7)
277
(10.9)
264
(10.4)
244
(9.6)
2,122
(83.6)
Average rainy days (≥ 0.1 mm) 17 15 19 19 15 3 1 4 11 20 21 19 164
Average relative humidity (%) 80 83 83 83 84 82 80 76 80 85 86 86 82
Mean monthly sunshine hours 151.9 146.9 158.1 156.0 167.4 168.0 158.1 151.9 129.0 130.2 129.0 139.5 1,786
Mean daily sunshine hours 4.9 5.2 5.1 5.2 5.4 5.6 5.1 4.9 4.3 4.2 4.3 4.5 4.9
Source 1: Deutscher Wetterdienst[1]
Source 2: Meteo Climat (record highs and lows)[2]

TransportEdit

In April 2007, a deal was signed with a Korean consortium to build a railway mainly for timber traffic from the main port to Djambala.[3][4]

Djambala is also served by Djambala Airport.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Klimatafel von Djambala / Kongo" (PDF). Baseline climate means (1961-1990) from stations all over the world (in German). Deutscher Wetterdienst. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Station Djambala" (in French). Meteo Climat. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  3. ^ Djambala railway Archived September 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ AfricaNews Archived October 2, 2007, at the Wayback Machine

Coordinates: 02°33′S 14°45′E / 2.550°S 14.750°E / -2.550; 14.750