town of Totana is situated in the south-east of
the Iberian Peninsula. Its exact location is in
the south-eastern quadrant of the province of
Murcia and it covers an area of 287.67 square
kilometres. Its boundary is rectangular shaped
and inclines to the north-west and the south-east,
with a narrow extension towards the centre on
the eastern side. It borders on Lorca, Mazarron
Alhama de Murcia, Mula and Aledo.
Totana forms part of a region which has a
dry Mediterranean climate with an average year-round
temperature of 17.8ºC. There are approximately
100 days a year when the temperature exceeds
30ºC and only about 6 days a year when
the temperature falls below 0ºC.
The average annual rainfall is 321mm, although this
varies greatly from year to year, as a period of dry
years can be followed by several years of wet weather.
Rainfall can be unexpected and often heavy, leading
to floods. Autumn is usually when it rains most, whilst
the summer is practically dry.
The average relative humidity is of the order of 64.2%.
Winds are light to moderate, but strongest in spring
and of least note in winter.
Totana enjoys almost 3,000 hours of sunshine per year
which bestows upon the region a tremendous feeling
of well-being and benefits both environmental and
agricultural conditions, and although the latter is
obviously limited by the lack of rainfall, this can
be compensated for through effective irrigation.
Totana has a population of approximately 25,000
inhabitants, who live in the town centre and the eight
outlying areas of Paretón, Raiguero, Lébor,
Ñorica, Mortí, Huerta, Viñas
de Lébor and Sierra.