Puerto Aysén

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Puerto Aisén
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Coat of arms of Puerto Aisén
Coat of arms
Location of the commune of Aisén in Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region
Location of the commune of Aisén in Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region
Location in Chile
Location in Chile
Puerto Aisén
Location in Chile
Coordinates: 45°24′S 72°41′W / 45.400°S 72.683°W / -45.400; -72.683Coordinates: 45°24′S 72°41′W / 45.400°S 72.683°W / -45.400; -72.683
Region Aisén
Province Aisén
Municipalidad Aisén
Comuna Aisén
Government
 • Type Municipalidad
 • Alcade Óscar Catalán Sánchez
Population (2002 census [1])
 • Total 16,936
Time zone CLT (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) CLST (UTC−3)
Area code(s) Country + town = 56 + 67

Puerto Aisén (Pronounced: /sɛn/ EYE-ssen) is a city of Chile located in the Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region, 4 kilometres (2 mi) above the head of Aisén Fjord in the country's extreme south. Puerto Aisén, which is the capital city of both the Aysén Province and the commune of Aisén is located 65 kilometres (40 mi) far from the Regional Capital of Coyhaique, and 15 kilometres (9 mi) far from the port of Puerto Chacabuco, main entry point to Puerto Aisén by sea. The main tourist attraction is Lagoon San Rafael.

Originally settled around 1914, it was officially recognized as a city on January 28, 1928. It numbers around 17,000 inhabitants.

Climate[edit]

Puerto Aisén has an oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification: Cfb) with high and evenly distributed rainfall throughout the year.

Climate data for Puerto Aisén
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 33.9
(93)
28.9
(84)
21.1
(70)
20.0
(68)
20.0
(68)
13.9
(57)
12.2
(54)
15.0
(59)
21.1
(70)
22.2
(72)
27.8
(82)
30.0
(86)
33.9
(93)
Average high °C (°F) 17.9
(64.2)
17.8
(64)
16.0
(60.8)
12.9
(55.2)
9.7
(49.5)
7.2
(45)
6.9
(44.4)
8.6
(47.5)
11.0
(51.8)
13.5
(56.3)
15.4
(59.7)
17.2
(63)
12.8
(55)
Daily mean °C (°F) 13.6
(56.5)
13.2
(55.8)
11.5
(52.7)
9.2
(48.6)
6.7
(44.1)
4.3
(39.7)
3.9
(39)
5.1
(41.2)
6.9
(44.4)
9.1
(48.4)
11.4
(52.5)
12.9
(55.2)
9.0
(48.2)
Average low °C (°F) 10.0
(50)
9.6
(49.3)
8.3
(46.9)
6.5
(43.7)
4.7
(40.5)
2.4
(36.3)
1.8
(35.2)
2.8
(37)
3.8
(38.8)
5.6
(42.1)
7.7
(45.9)
9.1
(48.4)
6.0
(42.8)
Record low °C (°F) −1.1
(30)
1.1
(34)
2.2
(36)
−2.2
(28)
−2.8
(27)
−6.1
(21)
−6.1
(21)
−6.1
(21)
−7.8
(18)
−1.1
(30)
1.1
(34)
2.2
(36)
−7.8
(18)
Precipitation mm (inches) 195.7
(7.705)
158.9
(6.256)
165.8
(6.528)
239.0
(9.409)
320.1
(12.602)
283.1
(11.146)
280.0
(11.024)
257.6
(10.142)
209.1
(8.232)
162.8
(6.409)
167.5
(6.594)
207.5
(8.169)
2,647.1
(104.216)
 % humidity 83 84 86 89 91 92 91 90 87 84 82 81 86.7
Source #1: Meteorología Interactiva[1]
Source #2: World Climate Charts (humidity),[2] Sistema de Clasificación Bioclimática Mundial (records)[3]
MS LECHSTEIN - 1960

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