Andalgalá

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Andalgalá
City
Aerial view
Aerial view
Andalgalá is located in Argentina
Andalgalá
Andalgalá
Location of Andalgalá in Argentina
Coordinates: 27°36′S 66°19′W / 27.600°S 66.317°W / -27.600; -66.317Coordinates: 27°36′S 66°19′W / 27.600°S 66.317°W / -27.600; -66.317
Country  Argentina
Province Catamarca
Department Andalgalá
Elevation 960 m (3,150 ft)
Population
 • Total 14,068
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base K4740
Dialing code +54 3835

Andalgalá is a city in the west-center of the province of Catamarca, Argentina, located in a valley near the Sierra de Aconquija, 260 km from the provincial capital San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca. It has about 14,000 inhabitants as per the 2001 census [INDEC]. It is the head town of the department of the same name. The Andalgalá River, which flows nearby, supports a hydroelectric power plant.

Andalgalá was founded as a fort on 12 July 1658, and only became a city in 1952. Its name is of Quechua origin and means either "Lord of the Hare" or "Lord of the High Mountain".

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Andalgalá has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[1] Precipitation is mainly concentrated from November to March with 80% of the annual precipitation occurring in these months.[2]

Climate data for Andalgalá (1901–1960)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 43.4
(110.1)
43.1
(109.6)
39.9
(103.8)
38.7
(101.7)
36.3
(97.3)
35.3
(95.5)
37.2
(99)
39.3
(102.7)
39.9
(103.8)
42.2
(108)
41.9
(107.4)
43.3
(109.9)
43.4
(110.1)
Average high °C (°F) 33.7
(92.7)
32.3
(90.1)
30.1
(86.2)
26.2
(79.2)
21.7
(71.1)
18.3
(64.9)
18.7
(65.7)
21.5
(70.7)
25.5
(77.9)
28.9
(84)
31.9
(89.4)
33.7
(92.7)
26.9
(80.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.1
(77.2)
24.0
(75.2)
21.9
(71.4)
17.9
(64.2)
13.7
(56.7)
9.9
(49.8)
10.0
(50)
12.7
(54.9)
16.7
(62.1)
20.1
(68.2)
22.9
(73.2)
25.0
(77)
18.3
(64.9)
Average low °C (°F) 18.4
(65.1)
17.7
(63.9)
15.7
(60.3)
11.3
(52.3)
7.2
(45)
3.7
(38.7)
3.3
(37.9)
5.2
(41.4)
8.9
(48)
12.3
(54.1)
15.4
(59.7)
17.4
(63.3)
11.4
(52.5)
Record low °C (°F) 8.7
(47.7)
9.1
(48.4)
4.8
(40.6)
−1.8
(28.8)
−3.1
(26.4)
−4.7
(23.5)
−6.2
(20.8)
−5.7
(21.7)
−2.5
(27.5)
1.7
(35.1)
2.1
(35.8)
4.9
(40.8)
−6.2
(20.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 75.5
(2.972)
64.8
(2.551)
45.7
(1.799)
15.8
(0.622)
8.4
(0.331)
4.4
(0.173)
5.4
(0.213)
5.2
(0.205)
4.8
(0.189)
13.7
(0.539)
18.7
(0.736)
35.3
(1.39)
297.5
(11.713)
 % humidity 53.0 60.2 62.8 64.2 64.3 63.5 55.2 48.2 46.7 50.0 50.2 51.7 55.8
Source: Secretaria de Mineria[2]

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