Lospalos

Lospalos — sometimes erroneously written as Los Palos, assuming a nonexistent Spanish etymology — is a city in East Timor, 248 kilometres (154 mi) to the east of Dili, the national capital. Lospalos has a population of 17,186 (2006) and is the capital of Lautém District and the Lospalos Subdistrict. The subdistrict has a population of 25,417 (2004).

Lospalos
City
Sacred house in Lospalos
Sacred house in Lospalos
Lospalos is located in East Timor
Lospalos
Lospalos
Coordinates: 8°31′20″S 126°59′51″E / 8.52222°S 126.99750°E / -8.52222; 126.99750Coordinates: 8°31′20″S 126°59′51″E / 8.52222°S 126.99750°E / -8.52222; 126.99750
Country East Timor
MunicipalityLautém
Administrative postLospalos
Area
 • Total623.93 km2 (240.90 sq mi)
Elevation
346 m (1,135 ft)
Population
 (2015 census)
 • Total12,665
 • Density20/km2 (53/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (TLT)
ClimateAw
Subdistrict of Lospalos

Internationally, "Lospalos" is mistakenly spelled as Los Palos, suggesting a Spanish origin of the name. In fact, it is derived from Lohoasupala, the name in Fataluku, the local Papuan language, although nowadays Fataluku speakers use the name Lospala. The preferred spelling in English, as well as Tetum and Portuguese, the official languages of East Timor, is Lospalos.

Lospalos is the birth city of the co-founder and president of the party APODETI, Frederico Almeida Santos Costa.

ClimateEdit

Lospalos has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen Aw) with a dry season from August to October and a wet season covering the remaining nine months.

Climate data for Lospalos
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.2
(84.6)
29.0
(84.2)
29.4
(84.9)
29.3
(84.7)
28.3
(82.9)
27.5
(81.5)
27.3
(81.1)
27.9
(82.2)
29.5
(85.1)
30.9
(87.6)
31.2
(88.2)
30.4
(86.7)
29.2
(84.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.8
(78.4)
25.6
(78.1)
25.6
(78.1)
25.3
(77.5)
24.4
(75.9)
23.6
(74.5)
23.1
(73.6)
23.2
(73.8)
24.3
(75.7)
25.4
(77.7)
26.4
(79.5)
26.3
(79.3)
24.9
(76.8)
Average low °C (°F) 22.5
(72.5)
22.2
(72.0)
21.8
(71.2)
21.4
(70.5)
20.6
(69.1)
19.7
(67.5)
19.0
(66.2)
18.6
(65.5)
19.1
(66.4)
19.9
(67.8)
21.7
(71.1)
22.3
(72.1)
20.7
(69.3)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 216
(8.5)
214
(8.4)
220
(8.7)
234
(9.2)
283
(11.1)
186
(7.3)
89
(3.5)
21
(0.8)
7
(0.3)
19
(0.7)
81
(3.2)
209
(8.2)
1,779
(69.9)
Source: Climate-Data.org[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Climate: Lospalos". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved April 16, 2020.

External linksEdit