Basse-Pointe

Basse-Pointe
Housing in Pécoul, classified as historical monuments
Housing in Pécoul, classified as historical monuments
Location of the commune (in red) within Martinique
Location of the commune (in red) within Martinique
Location of Basse-Pointe
Coordinates: 14°52′N 61°07′W / 14.87°N 61.12°W / 14.87; -61.12Coordinates: 14°52′N 61°07′W / 14.87°N 61.12°W / 14.87; -61.12
CountryFrance
Overseas region and departmentMartinique
ArrondissementLa Trinité
IntercommunalityCA Pays Nord Martinique
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Marie-Thérèse Casimirius[1]
Area
1
27.95 km2 (10.79 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
2,823
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
DemonymPointois.e
Time zoneUTC−04:00 (AST)
INSEE/Postal code
97203 /97218
Elevation0–1,279 m (0–4,196 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Basse-Pointe (French pronunciation: ​[bɑs pwɛ̃t]; Martinican Creole: Baspwent) is a town and commune in the French overseas department and region, and island of Martinique.

Geography

Climate

Basse-Pointe has a tropical rainforest climate (Köppen climate classification Af). The average annual temperature in Basse-Pointe is 26.5 °C (79.7 °F). The average annual rainfall is 2,636.0 mm (103.78 in) with November as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 27.6 °C (81.7 °F), and lowest in February, at around 24.1 °C (75.4 °F). The highest temperature ever recorded in Basse-Pointe was 36.3 °C (97.3 °F) on 1 October 2019; the coldest temperature ever recorded was 16.3 °C (61.3 °F) on 21 September 1978.

Climate data for Basse-Pointe (1991–2020 averages, extremes 1971−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 32.4
(90.3)
33.2
(91.8)
33.1
(91.6)
35.2
(95.4)
34.0
(93.2)
33.5
(92.3)
34.6
(94.3)
34.1
(93.4)
35.6
(96.1)
36.3
(97.3)
33.1
(91.6)
32.4
(90.3)
36.3
(97.3)
Average high °C (°F) 28.7
(83.7)
28.8
(83.8)
29.2
(84.6)
29.8
(85.6)
30.5
(86.9)
30.6
(87.1)
30.8
(87.4)
31.2
(88.2)
31.4
(88.5)
31.1
(88.0)
30.3
(86.5)
29.4
(84.9)
30.1
(86.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.2
(77.4)
25.1
(77.2)
25.4
(77.7)
26.1
(79.0)
26.9
(80.4)
27.4
(81.3)
27.5
(81.5)
27.6
(81.7)
27.4
(81.3)
27.2
(81.0)
26.6
(79.9)
25.8
(78.4)
26.5
(79.7)
Average low °C (°F) 21.7
(71.1)
21.4
(70.5)
21.6
(70.9)
22.3
(72.1)
23.3
(73.9)
24.1
(75.4)
24.1
(75.4)
24.0
(75.2)
23.4
(74.1)
23.2
(73.8)
22.9
(73.2)
22.2
(72.0)
22.9
(73.2)
Record low °C (°F) 17.2
(63.0)
16.7
(62.1)
16.8
(62.2)
16.5
(61.7)
18.2
(64.8)
20.9
(69.6)
20.2
(68.4)
20.8
(69.4)
16.3
(61.3)
20.0
(68.0)
18.2
(64.8)
17.0
(62.6)
16.3
(61.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 158.2
(6.23)
94.9
(3.74)
111.4
(4.39)
192.9
(7.59)
199.6
(7.86)
195.0
(7.68)
238.5
(9.39)
279.5
(11.00)
269.1
(10.59)
313.2
(12.33)
363.0
(14.29)
220.7
(8.69)
2,636
(103.78)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 20.8 15.6 14.8 15.8 16.1 18.4 21.5 22.3 20.0 21.8 22.0 20.2 229.3
Source: Météo-France[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French). data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 4 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Fiche Climatologique Statistiques 1991-2020 et records" (PDF) (in French). Météo-France. Retrieved August 27, 2022.

External links

  • Base Mérimée: Search for heritage in the commune, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)


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