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La Rumorosa, Baja California
Autopista la Rumorosa.jpg
Country  Mexico
State Mexico stateflags Baja California.png Baja California
Municipality Tecate
Elevation 4,042 ft (1,232 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,615
Time zone PST (UTC−8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
Area code(s) 686

La Rumorosa is a town in the municipality of Tecate, Baja California, Mexico.

It lies on the highest point on the road between Mexicali and Tecate. It is directly across the international border from Jacumba Hot Springs, California. However, no official border crossing exists, the nearest official crossing is in Tecate. The La Rumorosa area contains Native American cave paintings which are the primary tourist draw.

Geographic location

The town is located at 32º32'06" N by 116º03'00" W; the town is at 1232m altitude with the highest peak at 1333m.

Demographics

La Rumorosa is located at 32 º 32'06 "N and 116 ° 03'00" W; immediately south of the US border; the altitude of 1232 meters above sea level is populated. The 1980 census recorded a population of 531 inhabitants in 1990, rose to 1387 inhabitants, and, during the 1995 count, there was a decrease in population, to 1246 inhabitants.

During the 2000 census, the population stood at 2,033 inhabitants. In 2005, INEGI registered a population of 1615 inhabitants.

El Vallecito artifacts

In the town of La Rumorosa is the archaeological site "El Vallecito", a collection of native paintings that are a true portrait of the native American heritage of Baja California.

The sites also contain pottery scattered on guards and a lot of mortars. To date, in El Vallecito more than 18 sets of paintings have been identified, important ones are: the "Rooted Man" group, the "Indian Cave," "The Imp" group, the "Wittinñur" group and "The Shark".

Summer fiesta of 2008

The inaugural event was attended by the delegate of tourism in Tecate: Eva Raquel Garcia Rocha, the delegate of La Rumorosa: Rafael Padilla Quintor Adam Martin Arellano Ramos FIARUM, CESPTE director: Patricia Ramirez and promoter Mario Gonzalez Olguin, president of the Association of Tourism of La Rumorosa (APROTUR).

The festivities included rides, selling Mexican snacks, recreational youth rally, competition and crowning of the queen of the village, as well as horse racing, and the "first state contest steam taco eaters", and the "first bread eaters contest ", both typical food of La Rumorosa.

To promote the rescue of historical sites in the town of La Rumorosa, FIARUM in coordination with the Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and Camino Real Missionary Foundation of the Californias, carried out the rehabilitation of the property in the twenties housed military barracks in the area, to prevent deterioration and give a practical use.

Over time, this became the Alaska Field Site Museum, a project that promises to be an important historical and cultural center for the Rumorosa and giving a great development opportunity for the community.

States also in this project are the Institute of Culture of Baja California, who has joined in order to use the property to provide cultural resources to the community, along with the Ministry of Tourism of the State, which seek to give the promotion as a tourism in our state.

Among the works by the FIARUM include the rehabilitation of the building, electricity supply, rehabilitation of hits and pointing.

The Alaskan field camp was built between 1924-1927 Alaska during the administration of General Abelardo L. Rodriguez, as governor of the Northern District of California.

In the words of General Rodriguez, the extremes of the hot season of the year, between the months of June to October, originated the custom of moving government offices annually, from Mexicali to another population of the district, where a mild climate disfrutase, although practice was perfectly justified from the standpoint of bureaucratic kept cause disturbances, mainly in the rapid release of the various businesses and government affairs.

Taking this into account, the executive in charge of General Rodríguez determined seize the site today known as Alaska field (which is nestled in the Sierra de Picachos, the Rumorosa, where lush vegetation is admired and enjoyed, even more rigorous in the summer, a balmy temperature) to lift a masonry building consisting of eight rooms and corridor, equipped with all the services to build the Government House, which later became Tuberculosis Hospital.

In rural Alaska is also built Elementary School Agustina Rodriguez Ramirez and a Federal headquarters was later the madhouse that was also known as the Insane Pavilion.

The draft Historic-Cultural Center Alaska also has the function adapt in a library or library fort, in elementary school and set up a gallery in the House of Government Tuberculosis Hospital or a House of Culture.

Alaska Field is on track to become the next tourist resort town of La Rumorosa resurface again prevailed after the abandonment and destruction of this historic area.

Climate

Owing to its relatively high altitude, La Rumurosa has a cool semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk), just above an arid climate (BWk). During the winter season can occur with prolonged cold periods of significant snowfall, with January being the month with the most snow. The area is subject to sporadic summer thunderstorms known as monsoons, whilst in winter snow storms occasionally affect the region. The average temperature of La Rumorosa in the coldest month (January) is 7.3 °C (45.1 °F) and the hottest month (July) 25.3 °C (77.5 °F). The area has strong winds, facilitating development of wind power.

Climate data for La Rumorosa (1951–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 27.0
(80.6)
28.0
(82.4)
31.0
(87.8)
33.0
(91.4)
38.0
(100.4)
45.0
(113)
42.0
(107.6)
40.0
(104)
40.0
(104)
39.0
(102.2)
35.0
(95)
30.0
(86)
45.0
(113)
Average high °C (°F) 12.8
(55)
13.5
(56.3)
15.5
(59.9)
19.0
(66.2)
23.1
(73.6)
28.9
(84)
32.5
(90.5)
31.7
(89.1)
28.4
(83.1)
22.9
(73.2)
17.1
(62.8)
13.6
(56.5)
21.6
(70.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 7.3
(45.1)
7.9
(46.2)
9.5
(49.1)
12.2
(54)
15.8
(60.4)
21.2
(70.2)
25.3
(77.5)
24.7
(76.5)
21.5
(70.7)
16.3
(61.3)
11.1
(52)
7.9
(46.2)
15.1
(59.2)
Average low °C (°F) 1.9
(35.4)
2.4
(36.3)
3.4
(38.1)
5.4
(41.7)
8.5
(47.3)
13.5
(56.3)
18.1
(64.6)
17.8
(64)
14.5
(58.1)
9.7
(49.5)
5.1
(41.2)
2.2
(36)
8.5
(47.3)
Record low °C (°F) -20.0
(-4)
-18.0
(-0.4)
-9.0
(15.8)
-5.0
(23)
-3.0
(26.6)
1.0
(33.8)
4.0
(39.2)
6.0
(42.8)
0.0
(32)
-4.0
(24.8)
-18.0
(-0.4)
-12.0
(10.4)
-20.0
(-4)
Precipitation mm (inches) 24.8
(0.976)
17.7
(0.697)
20.7
(0.815)
10.3
(0.406)
2.0
(0.079)
0.8
(0.031)
9.6
(0.378)
12.8
(0.504)
8.8
(0.346)
12.8
(0.504)
15.1
(0.594)
20.6
(0.811)
156.0
(6.142)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 3.3 2.7 2.8 1.5 0.4 0.2 1.0 1.4 1.0 1.1 1.7 2.4 19.5
Source: Servicio Meteorologico Nacional

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