Lloró is a municipality and town in the Chocó Department, Colombia. It claims the second World record for highest average annual precipitation with 12,717 mm (501 in) after Lopez del Micay which holds the record with 12,892.4 mm (508 in). The rainfall data was measured in its Agricultural Farm, managed by the University of Bogota', between 1952 and 1989. 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.