Batopilas, Chihuahua

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Batopilas
Toun
Batopilas is locatit in Mexico
Batopilas
Batopilas
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 27°1′36″N 107°44′22″W / 27.02667°N 107.73944°W / 27.02667; -107.73944
Kintra Mexico
StateChihuahua
MunicipalityBatopilas
Population
 (2005)
 • Tot1,210

Batopilas is a smaw toun, an seat o the surrounding municipality o the same name, in the Mexican state o Chihuahua, locatit alang the Batopilas River at the bottom o ane o the canyons that mak up the Copper Canyon. It haes a population o fewer than 2,000 fowk.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Batopilas wis established bi Spainyie conquistadores stairtin in 1632 as a centre for siller minin. Ower the centuries scores o hugely productive siller mines hae been dug in the area; ane estimate (Wilson an Panczner) is that mines in the aurie hae producit seiven times as much siller as come frae the famous silver mine of Kongsberg, Norawa. Little minin is nou done.

Lairge fortunes wur made, maist visibly reflectit in a castle-like hame that Alexander Robey Shepherd, the last govrenor o Washington, D.C., haed built efter leavin the Unitit States in 1875. It staunds athort the river frae the centre o the veelage an haes lang been in ruins. As o 2006 it is occupeed bi a nummer o local faimilies that give tours tae visitors for a smaw fee.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The main connection tae the ootside warld is a five-oor bus connection tae Creel, hauf o which occurs on an unpavit muntain road.

The Satevo mission, featurin a lairge kirk built fower centuries ago wi a mysterious past, is 8 kilometres frae Batopilas, alang the Batopilas River.

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Climate data for Batopilas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record heich °C (°F) 34.5
(94.1)
39.0
(102.2)
40.0
(104.0)
44.5
(112.1)
46.5
(115.7)
47.0
(116.6)
46.0
(114.8)
42.0
(107.6)
45.0
(113.0)
43.5
(110.3)
40.0
(104.0)
34.0
(93.2)
47.0
(116.6)
Average heich °C (°F) 25.0
(77.0)
27.5
(81.5)
30.0
(86.0)
34.4
(93.9)
37.7
(99.9)
39.6
(103.3)
35.6
(96.1)
35.1
(95.2)
35.4
(95.7)
33.9
(93.0)
29.6
(85.3)
25.3
(77.5)
32.4
(90.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 17.5
(63.5)
19.5
(67.1)
22.1
(71.8)
26.2
(79.2)
29.3
(84.7)
31.7
(89.1)
29.1
(84.4)
28.5
(83.3)
28.4
(83.1)
26.2
(79.2)
21.7
(71.1)
18.0
(64.4)
24.9
(76.8)
Average law °C (°F) 10.0
(50.0)
11.6
(52.9)
14.1
(57.4)
18.1
(64.6)
20.8
(69.4)
23.9
(75.0)
22.6
(72.7)
21.9
(71.4)
21.5
(70.7)
18.5
(65.3)
13.8
(56.8)
10.8
(51.4)
17.3
(63.1)
Record law °C (°F) −10.0
(14.0)
5.0
(41.0)
5.5
(41.9)
5.0
(41.0)
10.0
(50.0)
17.5
(63.5)
19.0
(66.2)
19.0
(66.2)
16.5
(61.7)
11.0
(51.8)
6.5
(43.7)
4.5
(40.1)
−10.0
(14.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 45.3
(1.78)
27.6
(1.09)
20.8
(0.82)
9.3
(0.37)
12.9
(0.51)
56.6
(2.23)
167.8
(6.61)
151.7
(5.97)
84.4
(3.32)
41.0
(1.61)
30.5
(1.20)
52.4
(2.06)
700.3
(27.57)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 3.9 2.5 1.5 1.2 1.5 6.7 17.5 15.6 9.5 3.8 2.8 4.3 70.8
Average snawy days 0.31 0.41 0.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.03 0.95
Source #1: Servicio Meteorologico Nacional[1]
Source #2: Colegio de Postgraduados[2]

Sources[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Wendell E. Wilson, Christopher S. Panczner, "Famous Mineral Localities: the Batopilas District, Chihuahua, Mexico," The Mineralogical Record, 17(1):61-80, 1986 January-February.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. NORMALES CLIMATOLÓGICAS 1971-2000, National Meteorological Service of Mexico. Retrieved July 31, 2012 .
  2. "Normales climatológicas para el Estado de Chihuahua" (in Spanish). Colegio de Postgraduados. Retrieved November 20, 2012.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)

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