Le Vauclin

Le Vauclin
The fruit and vegetable market in Le Vauclin
The fruit and vegetable market in Le Vauclin
Location of the commune (in red) within Martinique
Location of the commune (in red) within Martinique
Location of Le Vauclin
Coordinates: 14°32′40″N 60°50′20″W / 14.5444°N 60.8389°W / 14.5444; -60.8389Coordinates: 14°32′40″N 60°50′20″W / 14.5444°N 60.8389°W / 14.5444; -60.8389
CountryFrance
Overseas region and departmentMartinique
ArrondissementLe Marin
IntercommunalityCA Espace Sud de la Martinique
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Georges Cléon[1]
Area
1
39.06 km2 (15.08 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
8,619
 • Density220/km2 (570/sq mi)
DemonymVauclinois·e (French)
Time zoneUTC−04:00 (AST)
INSEE/Postal code
97232 /97280
Elevation0–504 m (0–1,654 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Le Vauclin (French pronunciation: ​[lə voklɛ̃]; Martinican Creole: Voklen) is a commune and town in the French overseas department and region, and island of Martinique.

Geography

Located in the southeast of the island, its neighboring towns are Le François, Saint-Esprit, Rivière-Pilote and Le Marin.

Climate

Le Vauclin has a tropical monsoon climate (Köppen climate classification Am) closely bordering on a tropical savanna climate (Aw). The average annual temperature in Le Vauclin is 27.3 °C (81.1 °F). The average annual rainfall is 1,229.7 mm (48.41 in) with November as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in September, at around 28.2 °C (82.8 °F), and lowest in February, at around 25.9 °C (78.6 °F). The highest temperature ever recorded in Le Vauclin was 34.6 °C (94.3 °F) on 31 August 2010; the coldest temperature ever recorded was 18.7 °C (65.7 °F) on 17 December 1992.

Climate data for Le Vauclin (1991−2020 normals, extremes 1992−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 30.8
(87.4)
32.1
(89.8)
31.9
(89.4)
33.3
(91.9)
33.5
(92.3)
33.2
(91.8)
33.3
(91.9)
34.6
(94.3)
34.0
(93.2)
33.0
(91.4)
32.8
(91.0)
31.7
(89.1)
34.6
(94.3)
Average high °C (°F) 27.8
(82.0)
27.8
(82.0)
28.2
(82.8)
29.0
(84.2)
29.7
(85.5)
29.8
(85.6)
29.9
(85.8)
30.3
(86.5)
30.7
(87.3)
30.3
(86.5)
29.4
(84.9)
28.5
(83.3)
29.3
(84.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.0
(78.8)
25.9
(78.6)
26.3
(79.3)
27.0
(80.6)
27.8
(82.0)
28.0
(82.4)
28.0
(82.4)
28.2
(82.8)
28.2
(82.8)
27.9
(82.2)
27.3
(81.1)
26.6
(79.9)
27.3
(81.1)
Average low °C (°F) 24.2
(75.6)
24.0
(75.2)
24.3
(75.7)
25.1
(77.2)
25.9
(78.6)
26.2
(79.2)
26.1
(79.0)
26.1
(79.0)
25.8
(78.4)
25.5
(77.9)
25.2
(77.4)
24.8
(76.6)
25.3
(77.5)
Record low °C (°F) 19.9
(67.8)
19.2
(66.6)
19.4
(66.9)
20.2
(68.4)
20.9
(69.6)
22.1
(71.8)
22.2
(72.0)
21.0
(69.8)
21.8
(71.2)
21.8
(71.2)
21.2
(70.2)
18.7
(65.7)
18.7
(65.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 54.6
(2.15)
43.0
(1.69)
45.2
(1.78)
85.0
(3.35)
86.9
(3.42)
99.4
(3.91)
114.2
(4.50)
137.4
(5.41)
143.3
(5.64)
160.6
(6.32)
181.9
(7.16)
78.2
(3.08)
1,229.7
(48.41)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 12.5 9.2 9.4 9.0 10.9 13.0 16.8 16.1 14.2 15.8 16.1 13.3 156.3
Source: Météo-France[3]

Population

Its inhabitants are known in French as Vauclinois (masculine) and Vauclinoises (feminine).

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1967 7,732—    
1974 7,711−0.04%
1982 6,950−1.29%
1990 7,741+1.36%
1999 7,778+0.05%
2007 8,818+1.58%
2012 9,140+0.72%
2017 8,844−0.66%
Source: INSEE[4]

History

The dwelling of the Lord of Vauquelin has left its name to the quarter introduced as commune in 1837.

Sports

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 September 7, 2022.
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  5. ^ http://kite.ffvl.fr/node/2488 Link to French Kitesurf federation official spots list

External links

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


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