Tame, Arauca

Tame is a town and municipality in the Arauca Department, Colombia. The municipality has a total area of around 1,060 square kilometres or 410 square miles.

Tame, Arauca
Municipality and town
Flag of Tame, Arauca
Official seal of Tame, Arauca
Location of the municipality and town of Tame, Arauca in the Arauca Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Tame, Arauca in the Arauca Department of Colombia
Country Colombia
DepartmentArauca Department
FoundedJune 12, 1628
Government
 • MayorHernan Dario Camacho Sarmiento
Area
 • Municipality and town1,064 km2 (410.813 sq mi)
Elevation
340 m (1,115.49 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Municipality and town52,768
 • Density49.59/km2 (128.45/sq mi)
 • Urban
20,011
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)
ClimateAm

HistoryEdit

The region was explored by the German conquistador Jorge de Espira in 1536. There he encountered several Indian tribes from the Arawakan and the Goajiboan language families; Arauca, Caquetio, Lucalia, Girara, Chiricoa, Cuiba, Guahibo and Achagua. The Girara people lived at the exact location of the modern town (or closest to).

Tame was founded by Alonso Pérez de Guzmán on June 12, 1628. He also founded "Espinosa de las Palmas" nearby, for civilian Spaniards. The village was destroyed a few years later by the natives in confrontations in which Pérez de Guzmán and his soldiers were killed by the Girara Indians of Tame in revenge for the slavery treatment.

GeographyEdit

The municipality of Arauca borders to the north with the municipality of Fortul, to the northeast with the municipality of Arauquita, to the east with the municipality of Puerto Rondón, to the south with the Casanare Department and to the west with the Boyacá Department.

ClimateEdit

Tame has a tropical monsoon climate (Köppen Am) with moderate to little rainfall from December to March and heavy to very heavy rainfall from April to November.

Climate data for Tame town
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31.4
(88.5)
32.3
(90.1)
32.0
(89.6)
30.7
(87.3)
30.0
(86.0)
28.9
(84.0)
29.0
(84.2)
29.8
(85.6)
30.4
(86.7)
30.5
(86.9)
31.0
(87.8)
30.9
(87.6)
30.6
(87.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.5
(77.9)
26.3
(79.3)
26.4
(79.5)
25.8
(78.4)
25.2
(77.4)
24.5
(76.1)
24.3
(75.7)
24.8
(76.6)
25.1
(77.2)
25.2
(77.4)
25.5
(77.9)
25.4
(77.7)
25.3
(77.6)
Average low °C (°F) 19.7
(67.5)
20.3
(68.5)
20.8
(69.4)
20.9
(69.6)
20.5
(68.9)
20.1
(68.2)
19.7
(67.5)
19.8
(67.6)
19.9
(67.8)
20.0
(68.0)
20.1
(68.2)
19.9
(67.8)
20.1
(68.2)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 36
(1.4)
60
(2.4)
106
(4.2)
315
(12.4)
398
(15.7)
484
(19.1)
370
(14.6)
359
(14.1)
320
(12.6)
309
(12.2)
179
(7.0)
87
(3.4)
3,023
(119.1)
Source: Climate-Data.org[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Climate: Tame". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved August 22, 2020.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 6°28′N 71°44′W / 6.467°N 71.733°W / 6.467; -71.733