Waingapu

Waingapu is the largest town on the island of Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. It is the capital town of the Regency of Sumba Timur. The town (a district of the regency) had a population of about 35,900 inhabitants at the 2020 Census.[2]

Waingapu
View of Waingapu, Sumba
View of Waingapu, Sumba
Waingapu is located in Sumba
Waingapu
Waingapu
Location in Indonesia
Waingapu is located in Indonesia
Waingapu
Waingapu
Waingapu (Indonesia)
Coordinates: Coordinates: 09°39′S 120°16′E / 9.650°S 120.267°E / -9.650; 120.267
CountryIndonesia
RegionLesser Sunda Islands
ProvinceEast Nusa Tenggara
RegencyEast Sumba
Area
 • Total191 km2 (73.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 Census)
 • Total35,900
 [1]
Time zoneUTC+8 (WITA / UTC)

TransportationEdit

Sumba Timur's Waingapu Airport 'Umbu Mehang Kunda' (IATA: WGP - ICAO: WRRW) is located in Waingapu, and the town is served by ferries from nearby islands.

ClimateEdit

Waingapu has a hot semi-arid climate (Köppen BSh) with relatively cooler dry season and hotter wet season. It has high humidity year round. It is the driest place in Indonesia with only 810 millimetres (32 in) of rain yearly.

Climate data for Waingapu
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.0
(89.6)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
32
(90)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
31.9
(89.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 28
(82)
28
(82)
28
(82)
27.5
(81.5)
27
(81)
26
(79)
25.5
(77.9)
25.5
(77.9)
26.5
(79.7)
28
(82)
28.5
(83.3)
28.5
(83.3)
27.3
(81.0)
Average low °C (°F) 24.0
(75.2)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
21
(70)
20
(68)
20
(68)
21
(70)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
22.6
(72.5)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 170
(6.7)
160
(6.3)
145
(5.7)
70
(2.8)
35
(1.4)
25
(1.0)
10
(0.4)
5
(0.2)
5
(0.2)
10
(0.4)
40
(1.6)
135
(5.3)
810
(32)
Source: Climates To Travel[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  2. ^ Badan Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2021.
  3. ^ "Climate - Sumba". Retrieved January 8, 2020.

External linksEdit