L'Ajoupa-Bouillon

L'Ajoupa-Bouillon
The Church of the Immaculate Conception, in L'Ajoupa-Bouillon
The Church of the Immaculate Conception, in L'Ajoupa-Bouillon
Location of the commune (in red) within Martinique
Location of the commune (in red) within Martinique
Location of L'Ajoupa-Bouillon
Coordinates: 14°49′N 61°07′W / 14.82°N 61.12°W / 14.82; -61.12Coordinates: 14°49′N 61°07′W / 14.82°N 61.12°W / 14.82; -61.12
CountryFrance
Overseas region and departmentMartinique
ArrondissementLa Trinité
IntercommunalityCA Pays Nord Martinique
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Maurice Bonté[1]
Area
1
12.30 km2 (4.75 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
1,756
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−04:00 (AST)
INSEE/Postal code
97201 /97216
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

L'Ajoupa-Bouillon (French pronunciation: ​[laʒupa bujɔ̃]; Martinican Creole: Lajoupabouyon), commonly known as L'Ajoupa (Lajoupa), is a commune and town in the French overseas department and region, and island, of Martinique.

Geography

Climate

L'Ajoupa-Bouillon has a tropical rainforest climate (Köppen climate classification Af). The average annual temperature in L'Ajoupa-Bouillon is 24.4 °C (75.9 °F). The average annual rainfall is 3,795.0 mm (149.41 in) with November as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in September, at around 25.7 °C (78.3 °F), and lowest in February, at around 22.8 °C (73.0 °F). The highest temperature ever recorded in L'Ajoupa-Bouillon was 34.1 °C (93.4 °F) on 7 April 1998; the coldest temperature ever recorded was 14.2 °C (57.6 °F) on 3 February 2005.

Climate data for L'Ajoupa-Bouillon (1991–2020 averages, extremes 1978−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 30.1
(86.2)
32.8
(91.0)
31.6
(88.9)
34.1
(93.4)
32.1
(89.8)
32.3
(90.1)
32.1
(89.8)
33.0
(91.4)
33.5
(92.3)
33.6
(92.5)
33.1
(91.6)
31.6
(88.9)
34.1
(93.4)
Average high °C (°F) 26.1
(79.0)
26.1
(79.0)
26.4
(79.5)
27.3
(81.1)
28.0
(82.4)
27.9
(82.2)
28.0
(82.4)
28.8
(83.8)
29.3
(84.7)
28.8
(83.8)
27.8
(82.0)
26.7
(80.1)
27.6
(81.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 22.9
(73.2)
22.8
(73.0)
23.0
(73.4)
23.9
(75.0)
24.8
(76.6)
25.0
(77.0)
25.1
(77.2)
25.5
(77.9)
25.7
(78.3)
25.3
(77.5)
24.6
(76.3)
23.6
(74.5)
24.4
(75.9)
Average low °C (°F) 19.8
(67.6)
19.4
(66.9)
19.7
(67.5)
20.5
(68.9)
21.5
(70.7)
22.1
(71.8)
22.1
(71.8)
22.3
(72.1)
22.0
(71.6)
21.8
(71.2)
21.4
(70.5)
20.5
(68.9)
21.1
(70.0)
Record low °C (°F) 15.4
(59.7)
14.2
(57.6)
15.0
(59.0)
15.2
(59.4)
18.4
(65.1)
19.5
(67.1)
18.0
(64.4)
18.5
(65.3)
18.4
(65.1)
18.0
(64.4)
17.0
(62.6)
14.9
(58.8)
14.2
(57.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 249.5
(9.82)
172.9
(6.81)
187.9
(7.40)
276.4
(10.88)
274.1
(10.79)
288.3
(11.35)
354.2
(13.94)
381.4
(15.02)
390.1
(15.36)
405.9
(15.98)
486.9
(19.17)
327.4
(12.89)
3,795
(149.41)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 24.5 20.0 19.6 19.1 19.8 22.5 26.0 25.9 22.4 24.1 25.0 23.3 272.2
Source: Météo-France[3]

Tourism

Nature aficionados can enjoy the L'Ajoupa Gardens, with a great variety of plants and flowers. Furthermore, a long walk called "Gorges De La Falaise", starting from the commune centre, lead the interested people to the core of the tropical forest, with some marked halts at cascades and important points.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1967 1,855—    
1974 1,864+0.07%
1982 1,731−0.92%
1990 1,739+0.06%
1999 1,761+0.14%
2007 1,659−0.74%
2012 1,788+1.51%
2017 1,874+0.94%
Source: INSEE[4]

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.
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE

External links

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


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