Necoclí is a town and municipality in Antioquia Department, Colombia. It is on the eastern shore of the Gulf of Urabá. Its population is predominantly Afro-Colombian, Black descendants of former slaves.[2]

Necoclí
Municipality and town
Flag of Necoclí
Location of the municipality and town of Necoclí in the Antioquia Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Necoclí in the Antioquia Department of Colombia
Necoclí is located in Colombia
Necoclí
Necoclí
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 8°25′0″N 76°47′0″W / 8.41667°N 76.78333°W / 8.41667; -76.78333
Country Colombia
Department Antioquia Department
SubregionUrabá
Population
 (2020 est.[1])
 • Total70,824
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)

It was founded as a Spanish city called San Sebastián de Buena Vista. One of Colombia's oldest towns, it was founded in 1509[2] by Pedro de Heredia, who died in 1555.

Some early reports of the town can be found in chapter 9 of Pedro Cieza de León's Crónica del Perú (1553).

Necoclí Airport is a general aviation airport, without scheduled flights. Buses link the town with Cartagena, the department capital of Medellín, and other points. There are scheduled launches to two towns without road access, Capurganá and Acandí, across the gulf and near the Panamanian border.

2021 deluge of Haitian migrantsEdit

The town is as close to Panama as one can get by road from the south, and serves as an impromptu staging ground for migrants attempting to cross the Gulf of Urabá to Capurganá, and from there by hiking through the Darién Gap into Panama, en route to the United States. While the population of Necoclí is about 20,000, about 25,000 migrants, 75% of which were Haitian, passed through Necoclí between January and August, 2021. The number of migrants arriving exceeded the capacity of the ferries across the Gulf of Urabá, causing extended waits for a free seat. In August 2021 there were some 10,000 migrants sleeping in hostels, churches, or on the beach. The town's water system collapsed, unable to handle the increased load. The mayor proclaimed a state of emergency ("calamidad pública").[3][4][5]

ClimateEdit

Necoclí has a tropical monsoon climate (Am)What is this an abbreviation for? with moderate rainfall from January to March and heavy rainfall in the remaining months.

Climate data for Necoclí
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.1
(86.2)
30.2
(86.4)
30.3
(86.5)
30.6
(87.1)
29.8
(85.6)
30.2
(86.4)
30.2
(86.4)
30.2
(86.4)
30.1
(86.2)
29.8
(85.6)
29.8
(85.6)
30.2
(86.4)
30.1
(86.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.3
(79.3)
26.6
(79.9)
26.7
(80.1)
26.8
(80.2)
26.2
(79.2)
26.4
(79.5)
26.4
(79.5)
26.3
(79.3)
26.3
(79.3)
26.2
(79.2)
26.3
(79.3)
26.4
(79.5)
26.4
(79.5)
Average low °C (°F) 22.6
(72.7)
23.0
(73.4)
23.2
(73.8)
23.0
(73.4)
22.6
(72.7)
22.6
(72.7)
22.7
(72.9)
22.5
(72.5)
22.6
(72.7)
22.7
(72.9)
22.9
(73.2)
22.6
(72.7)
22.8
(73.0)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 58
(2.3)
50
(2.0)
86
(3.4)
182
(7.2)
283
(11.1)
215
(8.5)
221
(8.7)
207
(8.1)
192
(7.6)
208
(8.2)
188
(7.4)
146
(5.7)
2,036
(80.2)
Source: Climate-Data.org[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Resultados y proyecciones (2005-2020) del censo 2005". Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b Heyden, Tom (May 10, 2011). "Necocli: Crabs, coconuts and volcano swimming". Colombia Reports. Archived from the original on 2017-04-30. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  3. ^ "Colombia reports almost 700 migrants stranded in Caribbean region". Reuters. 29 January 2021. Archived from the original on 29 January 2021. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
  4. ^ Turkewitz, Julie; Kitroeff, Natalie; Villamil, Sofía; Rios, Federico (2021-10-02). "Perilous, Roadless Jungle Becomes a Path of Desperate Hope". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on 2021-10-03. Retrieved 2021-10-03.
  5. ^ Daniels, Joe Parkin (2021-08-08). "If I go back, I'll die': Colombian town scrambles to accommodate 10,000 migrants". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 2021-10-03. Retrieved 2021-10-03.
  6. ^ "Climate: Necoclí". Climate-Data.org. Archived from the original on October 7, 2021. Retrieved August 25, 2020.

Further readingEdit

Coordinates: 8°25′N 76°47′W / 8.417°N 76.783°W / 8.417; -76.783