Santa Rosa, La Pampa

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Santa Rosa
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Location of Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa is located in Argentina
Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa
Location of La Pampa in Argentina
Coordinates: 36°37′0″S 64°17′0″W / 36.61667°S 64.28333°W / -36.61667; -64.28333Coordinates: 36°37′0″S 64°17′0″W / 36.61667°S 64.28333°W / -36.61667; -64.28333
Country  Argentina
Province Flag of La Pampa province.png La Pampa
Department Capital
Founded 22 April 1892
Government
 • Intendant Luis Larrañaga
Area
 • City 1,500 km2 (600 sq mi)
Elevation 175 m (574 ft)
Population (2001)
 • City 96,920
 • Metro 110,640
Time zone ART (UTC−3)
Postal code L6300
Phone code +54 2954
Website (Spanish) www.santarosa.gov.ar

Santa Rosa (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈsanta ˈrosa]) is a city in the Argentine Pampas, and the capital of La Pampa Province, Argentina. It lies on the east of the province, on the shore of the Don Tomás Lagoon, at the intersection of National Routes 5 and 35. The city (94,340) and its surroundings hold 102,610 inhabitants (2001 census [INDEC]),Census-ar 2.010 hold 124.101 inhabitants the capital y Toay around a third of the population of the province. Its current mayor is Luis Larrañaga. Founded in 1892 by Tomás Mason, Santa Rosa did not develop into a relatively important agricultural centre until the second half of the 20th century. It is still one of the smallest provincial capitals of the country after Patagonian Rawson, Ushuaia and Viedma.

City sights include the Fitte neighbourhood (1930), the monument to San Martín, the Palace of Justice, the Teatro Español Theatre (1908), the Provincial Art Museum (with paintings by Raúl Soldi, Antonio Berni, Quinquela Martín and other important Argentine painters) and the Provincial Natural History Museum.

The Santa Rosa Airport (IATA: RSAICAO: SAZR) is located 2 kilometres from Santa Rosa on Route 35, and serves regular flights to Buenos Aires and Viedma.

Near Santa Rosa is the city of Toay.

Santa Rosa+Toay: Gran Santa Rosa

Geography[edit]

Santa Rosa was founded on the western edge of the Argentine Pampas, in the range of contact of two different natural environments: the end of the plain and the beginning of the land of the Pampas broken valley.

The town occupies part of a centripetal basin having their base in Don Tomás Lagoon, where to drain rainwater from the surrounding area. The floor area lies west of it, in hilly terrain where the highest elevations are in the east, with two small plateaus located 200 meters. This high turnover is also observed north, with heights up to 195 meters. From here the terrain descends to the west and south, with slopes that are steep in some areas, since more than 3%. The southwest sector is lower and less undulating area, descending to 167 masl.

Climate[edit]

Santa Rosa has a humid subtropical climate (Cwa, according the Köppen climate classification), with warm to hot summers and chilly, dry winters.

Climate data for Santa Rosa
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 42.1
(107.8)
40.4
(104.7)
38.8
(101.8)
33.4
(92.1)
30.9
(87.6)
25.9
(78.6)
27.2
(81)
28.9
(84)
33.8
(92.8)
36.3
(97.3)
37.8
(100)
42.8
(109)
42.8
(109)
Average high °C (°F) 31.0
(87.8)
30.1
(86.2)
26.2
(79.2)
22.1
(71.8)
17.7
(63.9)
14.5
(58.1)
14.0
(57.2)
16.8
(62.2)
18.9
(66)
22.9
(73.2)
26.5
(79.7)
30.1
(86.2)
22.6
(72.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 23.7
(74.7)
22.5
(72.5)
19.0
(66.2)
15.0
(59)
10.7
(51.3)
7.6
(45.7)
7.2
(45)
9.4
(48.9)
11.8
(53.2)
15.8
(60.4)
19.4
(66.9)
22.7
(72.9)
15.4
(59.7)
Average low °C (°F) 16.3
(61.3)
15.3
(59.5)
12.7
(54.9)
9.4
(48.9)
5.4
(41.7)
2.6
(36.7)
2.1
(35.8)
3.5
(38.3)
5.6
(42.1)
9.0
(48.2)
12.2
(54)
15.2
(59.4)
9.1
(48.4)
Record low °C (°F) 2.7
(36.9)
3.0
(37.4)
−0.7
(30.7)
−7.0
(19.4)
−8.6
(16.5)
−10.0
(14)
−11.3
(11.7)
−9.0
(15.8)
−8.8
(16.2)
−4.3
(24.3)
1.6
(34.9)
4.0
(39.2)
−11.3
(11.7)
Precipitation mm (inches) 94.0
(3.701)
64.0
(2.52)
95.6
(3.764)
69.0
(2.717)
37.3
(1.469)
9.2
(0.362)
32.0
(1.26)
28.6
(1.126)
53.0
(2.087)
57.0
(2.244)
96.5
(3.799)
90.0
(3.543)
726.2
(28.591)
Avg. precipitation days 10 6 9 7 6 4 5 3 6 9 8 8 81
 % humidity 60 63 71 75 76 77 77 69 67 64 60 56 68
Mean monthly sunshine hours 319.3 257.6 226.3 195.0 158.1 132.0 145.7 179.8 186.0 226.3 273.0 303.8 2,602.9
Percent possible sunshine 71 68 59 59 50 45 47 54 53 56 65 67 58
Source #1: Servicio Meteorologico Nacional[1]
Source #2: NOAA (extremes and sun 1961–1990)[2]

Sport[edit]

The city is home to football team, Club Atlético Santa Rosa, Club Atlético All Boys and Club Atlético Belgrano.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Datos Estadísticos (Período 1981-1990)" (in Spanish). National Meteorological Service of Argentina. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Santa Rosa Aero Climate Normals 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 

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