About Lloro

Lloró is a municipality and town in the Chocó Department, Colombia. It holds the world record for highest average annual precipitation, estimated at 523.6 inches (13,300 mm). If accurate, that would make it the wettest place in the world. The Spanish verb llorar "to cry" can also be used as a metaphor for rain, and so lloró can mean "It rained". However, this is not the origin of the name; the town is named for Gioró, a pre-Columbian indigenous chief