Río Cuarto, Córdoba

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Río Cuarto
City
Centro de Río Cuarto.jpg
Flag of Río Cuarto
Flag
Coat of arms of Río Cuarto
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Río Cuarto is located in Argentina
Río Cuarto
Río Cuarto
Location of Río Cuarto in Argentina
Coordinates: 33°8′S 64°21′W / 33.133°S 64.350°W / -33.133; -64.350Coordinates: 33°8′S 64°21′W / 33.133°S 64.350°W / -33.133; -64.350
Country Argentina
Province Córdoba
Department Río Cuarto
Government
 • Mayor Juan Jure (Civic and Social Front)
Area
 • Total 64.25 km2 (24.81 sq mi)
Elevation 452 m (1,483 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 159,706
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,400/sq mi)
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base X5800
Dialing code +54 358
Website Official website

Río Cuarto is a city in the province of Córdoba, Argentina. Located in the south of the province, it has about 144,000 inhabitants (2001 census [INDEC]) and is an important commercial and agricultural hub. It was founded on November 11, 1786, as "Villa de la Concepción del Río Cuarto," by the then-Governor Rafael de Sobremonte.

Río Cuarto River flows through the province of Córdoba; its central location in the Humid Pampas favored the city's development as a transport hub for much of the surrounding agriculture, and numerous abbatoirs and food processing plants opened in Río Cuarto during the twentieth century.

The National University of Río Cuarto, established in 1971, is located here. The city's football teams include Estudiantes and Atenas.

Río Cuarto hosted the International Biology Olympiad in 2006. The Río Cuarto craters, a group of geologically unusual impact craters, are located nearby. The city's UN/LOCODE is ARRCU.

Climate[edit]

The climate is temperate, typical of the humid Pampas, with four marked seasons. Summers are warm with frequent thunderstorms; however, the heat is often "cut" by periods of southerly winds, so that the average high is a comfortable 29°C, despite the fact that it can reach 38°C. Fall arrives slowly in March, and winter arrives in May with the first frosts. During the very dry winters, temperatures vary according to wind patterns: northwesterly, downsloping winds can bring temperatures of 25°C (but with cool nights) even in midwinter, whereas southerly winds can leave daytime highs around 6°C. Temperatures descend to -5°C sometimes, and snow is uncommon, but not extremely so: in 2007, over 15 cm of snow covered the city, and temperatures plummeted to -11°C, reaching highs of only 0°C on one occasion. Spring brings violent thunderstorms and wide temperature swings, with heat waves followed by frost or cool periods. On some years, the normal winter drought extends into the spring, posing a threat to agriculture; however, at 846 mm, Rio Cuarto´s climate is generally favourable for crops.

University Studies[edit]

The National University of Río Cuarto, was created on 1 May 1971 by decree of the Executive within a compliance program in university teaching Argentina By its nature multidisciplinary center simultaneously in its scope a wide variety of activities. Conferences, congresses, seminars, graduate courses, they call continuously in their classrooms and work desks for teachers and researchers from multiple domestic and foreign branches of knowledge and various specialties, making this task through the epicenter of educational, cultural, scientific and intellectual center of the vast region south of Cordoba. Through the operation of 42 graduate and fourth-level racing term (PhD, Masters and Professional), contributes to the scientific and technical training, vocational training, scientific research and development of culture.

Climate data for Rio Cuarto
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 39.6
(103.3)
39.7
(103.5)
36.7
(98.1)
32.4
(90.3)
31.6
(88.9)
29.5
(85.1)
30.6
(87.1)
34.3
(93.7)
36.4
(97.5)
38.6
(101.5)
40.0
(104)
42.9
(109.2)
42.9
(109.2)
Average high °C (°F) 29.4
(84.9)
28.6
(83.5)
26.0
(78.8)
22.8
(73)
19.4
(66.9)
15.6
(60.1)
15.3
(59.5)
18.3
(64.9)
19.9
(67.8)
24.0
(75.2)
26.6
(79.9)
28.4
(83.1)
22.9
(73.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 23.2
(73.8)
22.4
(72.3)
19.8
(67.6)
16.4
(61.5)
12.8
(55)
9.5
(49.1)
8.9
(48)
11.2
(52.2)
13.2
(55.8)
17.5
(63.5)
20.1
(68.2)
22.4
(72.3)
16.5
(61.7)
Average low °C (°F) 17.8
(64)
17.1
(62.8)
14.9
(58.8)
11.8
(53.2)
8.0
(46.4)
4.7
(40.5)
4.2
(39.6)
5.9
(42.6)
7.7
(45.9)
11.6
(52.9)
14.4
(57.9)
16.8
(62.2)
11.2
(52.2)
Record low °C (°F) 8.5
(47.3)
6.7
(44.1)
3.3
(37.9)
−1.9
(28.6)
−2.0
(28.4)
−5.4
(22.3)
−6.4
(20.5)
−4.8
(23.4)
−1.7
(28.9)
−0.5
(31.1)
3.7
(38.7)
4.5
(40.1)
−6.4
(20.5)
Precipitation mm (inches) 140
(5.51)
88
(3.46)
119
(4.69)
51
(2.01)
24
(0.94)
9
(0.35)
19
(0.75)
13
(0.51)
48
(1.89)
71
(2.8)
132
(5.2)
132
(5.2)
846
(33.31)
Avg. precipitation days 10 8 10 6 4 2 4 3 5 7 9 11 79
 % humidity 68 69 75 75 71 71 71 64 62 62 64 66 68.2
Percent possible sunshine 53.2 54.0 53.0 54.6 52.3 49.8 48.8 55.7 54.0 50.4 51.2 51.5 52.38
Source #1: Servicio Meteorologico Nacional,[1] NOAA (extremes)[2]
Source #2: Secretaria de Mineria (sun)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Datos Estadisticos-Turismo". Servicio Meteorologico Nacional. 
  2. ^ "Río Cuarto Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Provincia de Córdoba - Clima Y Meteorologia: Datos Meteorologicos Y Pluviometicos" (in Spanish). Secretaria de Mineria de la Nacion (Argentina). Retrieved January 20, 2014. 

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