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Puerto Supe, officially known as Supe Puerto (to distinguish it from the neighboring district of Supe Pueblo, a separate municipality), is a small harbor town located in the province of Barranca, in the Lima Provincias region, on the coast of Peru. It is located approximately 190 km north of Lima, and is part of the Supe Valley.[1]

Supe Puerto
Town
Flag of Supe Puerto
Flag
Official seal of Supe Puerto
Seal
Supe Puerto is located in Peru
Supe Puerto
Supe Puerto
Coordinates: 10°48′06″S 77°44′37″W / 10.80167°S 77.74361°W / -10.80167; -77.74361
Country Peru
RegionLima
ProvinceBarranca
DistrictSupe Puerto
Government
 • MayorLuis Alberto Sosa Hidalgo
(2019-2022)
Elevation
45 m (148 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total28,286
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
Websitewww.munisupe.gob.pe

Puerto Supe is known for having one of the oldest archaeological sites in the Americas. The archaeological site of El Áspero has been dated at over 3000 BCE, and is part of a complex of 20 sites spread throughout the Supe Valley that constitute the oldest known civilization in the Americas: The Norte Chico, or Caral-Supe, civilization.

The town also boasts a lighthouse and a virtually intact, protected beach where the main attraction is a tidal island known as Isla del Faraón (Pharaoh's Island) that is surrounded by water as the tide rises in the late afternoon (cf. Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France). In recent years, however, the sea seems to have receded (or the ground risen), so that the water now forms an island only occasionally, on the highest tides.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Supe
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 25.8
(78.4)
26.8
(80.2)
26.4
(79.5)
25
(77)
22.6
(72.7)
21.2
(70.2)
20.6
(69.1)
20
(68)
20.2
(68.4)
21.1
(70.0)
22.6
(72.7)
24.4
(75.9)
23.1
(73.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 21.4
(70.5)
22.4
(72.3)
22
(72)
20.7
(69.3)
18.6
(65.5)
17.5
(63.5)
16.9
(62.4)
16.3
(61.3)
16.4
(61.5)
17.1
(62.8)
18.4
(65.1)
19.8
(67.6)
19.0
(66.1)
Average low °C (°F) 17.1
(62.8)
18
(64)
17.6
(63.7)
16.4
(61.5)
14.7
(58.5)
13.8
(56.8)
13.3
(55.9)
12.7
(54.9)
12.7
(54.9)
13.2
(55.8)
14.2
(57.6)
15.2
(59.4)
14.9
(58.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1.0
(0.04)
1.0
(0.04)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
1.0
(0.04)
1.0
(0.04)
1.0
(0.04)
1.0
(0.04)
1.0
(0.04)
1.0
(0.04)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.7
(0.03)
Source: climate-data.org[2]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipalidad Distrital de Supe Puerto. Municipalidad Distrital de Supe Puerto. Retrieved February 28, 2008
  2. ^ climate-data.org (ed.). "Clima: Supe". Retrieved August 8, 2017.

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