Los Antiguos

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Los Antiguos
Town
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Los Antiguos is located in Argentina
Los Antiguos
Los Antiguos
Location in Argentina
Coordinates: 46°32′50″S 71°37′50″W / 46.54722°S 71.63056°W / -46.54722; -71.63056Coordinates: 46°32′50″S 71°37′50″W / 46.54722°S 71.63056°W / -46.54722; -71.63056
Country  Argentina
Province Santa Cruz
Department Lago Buenos Aires
Population (2010 census [INDEC])
 • Total 3,363
Area code(s) +54

Los Antiguos is a town in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, located on the south shore of Lago Buenos Aires. It lies 2 km from the border with Chile, and 8 km from the Chilean town of Chile Chico. It is connected to Perito Moreno and Caleta Olivia on the Atlantic coast by a paved road.

The town is an agricultural oasis, where small farms produce fruit crops. It was founded as the Leandro Alem Agricultural Colony in 1921, and was formally designated as a municipality in 1970. The area was covered by dust from the 1991 eruption of Mount Hudson, but it has since recovered.

The name of Los Antiguos is a translation of the Tehuelche name, I-Keu-khon, meaning "Place of the Elders."

In the 2001 census the town had a population of 2,047.[1]

Climate[edit]

Los Antiguos has a borderline semi-arid climate/Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification BSk/Csb) with warm, sunny summers and cold, snowy winters.

Climate data for Los Antiguos
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 15.0
(59)
14.6
(58.3)
12.0
(53.6)
8.6
(47.5)
5.2
(41.4)
2.6
(36.7)
2.0
(35.6)
3.5
(38.3)
6.2
(43.2)
9.1
(48.4)
12.2
(54)
14.1
(57.4)
8.8
(47.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 11.8
(0.465)
6.9
(0.272)
15.8
(0.622)
24.7
(0.972)
47.1
(1.854)
40.1
(1.579)
52.3
(2.059)
38.9
(1.531)
23.9
(0.941)
13.1
(0.516)
9.6
(0.378)
10.2
(0.402)
294.4
(11.591)
Avg. precipitation days 2.2 1.9 3.2 5.1 6.7 6.3 6.6 5.8 4.5 3.7 2.8 3.2 52.0
 % humidity 51.5 53.4 58.2 65.1 72.9 75.1 75.0 71.5 65.4 57.7 52.2 51.9 62.5
Percent possible sunshine 51.8 58.2 53.6 49.2 43.1 42.2 44.7 49.0 53.3 54.8 56.4 55.9 51.0
Source: Weatherbase[2]

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