Caleta Olivia

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Caleta Olivia
City
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Caleta Olivia is located in Argentina
Caleta Olivia
Caleta Olivia
Location of Caleta Olivia in Argentina
Coordinates: 46°26′S 67°32′W / 46.433°S 67.533°W / -46.433; -67.533Coordinates: 46°26′S 67°32′W / 46.433°S 67.533°W / -46.433; -67.533
Country  Argentina
Province Santa Cruz
Department Deseado
Founded November 20, 1901
Founded by Exequiel Guttero
Government
 • Mayor Jose Manuel Cordoba
Area
 • Total 55 km2 (21 sq mi)
Elevation 13 m (43 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 70,304
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base Z9011
Dialing code +54 297
Website Official website

Caleta Olivia is a city located at the northeast of the Argentine province of Santa Cruz, on the San Jorge Gulf by the Atlantic Ocean. It has a population of 70,304 in habitants (2010 census [INDEC]). It is the second most important city of the province after Rio Gallegos, and the most populated of the Deseado Department.

The city was founded on November 20, 1901 by Navy Lieutenant Exequiel Guttero, captain of the Guardia Nacional, a ship which was transporting cables, equipment and workers for the construction of a telegraph line south of Comodoro Rivadavia. The settlement was given the name of his wife Olivia (caleta means "small bay", "inlet").

The main economic activities around the city are the petroleum, sheep and fishing. Its port serves both as a fishing centre, and as an exportation point for other locally produced goods.

Among the monuments of the city, probably the most characteristic is that of "El Gorosito", build to honour the petroleum industry worker.

Climate[edit]

In spite of the southern position of the city, it has moderate temperatures due to the regulation of the ocean, with beaches visited during sunny days in summer, where different water and sand sports are practiced. It has a cold semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSk) with warm summers and cold winters. Precipitation is sparse, averaging 200.7 mm a year.

Climate data for Caleta Olivia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 18.3
(64.9)
17.8
(64)
15.6
(60.1)
12.4
(54.3)
8.6
(47.5)
5.7
(42.3)
5.5
(41.9)
7.0
(44.6)
9.3
(48.7)
12.1
(53.8)
15.2
(59.4)
17.1
(62.8)
12.1
(53.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 13.8
(0.543)
13.9
(0.547)
17.8
(0.701)
19.7
(0.776)
26.1
(1.028)
21.4
(0.843)
23.1
(0.909)
19.6
(0.772)
10.5
(0.413)
12.0
(0.472)
10.3
(0.406)
12.5
(0.492)
200.7
(7.902)
Avg. precipitation days 3.8 3.7 3.6 4.7 6.2 5.6 5.4 5.6 4.4 4.4 3.9 5.0 56.3
 % humidity 41.8 44.0 48.0 52.3 61.2 64.2 63.3 58.5 52.5 47.3 42.7 41.0 51.4
Percent possible sunshine 50.4 54.3 48.6 45.5 42.9 41.9 41.9 44.4 45.7 49.2 51.3 48.6 47.1
Source: Weatherbase[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Caleta Olivia". Weatherbase. Retrieved March 8, 2014.