Partido de Laprida
location of Laprida Partido in Buenos Aires Province
|Established||September 16, 1889|
|• Mayor||Susana Haydée Iglesias, UCR|
|• Total||3 km2 (1 sq mi)|
|• Density||3,200/km2 (8,400/sq mi)|
The provincial subdivision has a population of about 9,600 inhabitants in an area of 3,340 km2 (1,290 sq mi). Its capital city is Laprida, located 480 km (298 mi) from Buenos Aires on the Ferrocarril General Roca railway line to Olavarría and on provincial routes RP 51, RP 75, RP 76 and RP 86. It sits on fertile pampas land and its main economy is agriculture.
Laprida's climate is humid-template, with an average temperature of 22 °C (72 °F) in summer (average max. 30 °C (86 °F)), and 6 °C (43 °F) in winter (average min. 1 °C (33.8 °F)), with an annual mean of 14 °C (57 °F).
Relative humidity is 60%, with the most humid month being July with 67%, and the driest in December at 50%.
The area is catalogued as subhumid-dry, with a measured maximum (until 2006), in 1980 at 1,268 mm (49.9 in), annual media of 88 mm (3.5 in) with a tendency to reach 900 mm (35.4 in) (858 mm (33.8 in) in 1996).
During the dry season (summer) March is the wettest at 106 mm (4.2 in). The wet season is at the end of spring (October and November). The driest month on record is August with an average of 32 mm (1.3 in).
Laprida Partido is on an extended plain with low wavy terrain in areas, and no rivers or streams, but with a few small lakes and no flooding areas. Soil is mainly alkaline of low permeability, and low vegetation, and apt for agriculture.
Basque presence in Laprida
Towns and settlements
- (Spanish) Orígenes del Centro Vasco Laprida