Balcarce, Buenos Aires

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San José de Balcarce
Skyline of San José de Balcarce
Coordinates: 37°49′S 58°15′W / 37.817°S 58.250°W / -37.817; -58.250
Country  Argentina
Province Buenos Aires province flag.png Buenos Aires
Partido Balcarce
Founded June 22, 1876
Elevation 97 m (318 ft)
Population (2010 census [INDEC])
 • Total 44,064
CPA Base B 7600
Area code(s) +54 2266
Climate Cfb
Website Official website

San José de Balcarce (shortened to Balcarce) is a city in Buenos Aires Province (Argentina) about 32 mi (51 km) west of Mar del Plata with a population of approx 44,064 (2010 census).[1] It is the cabecera (head town) of the Balcarce Partido (District of Balcarce). The UN/LOCODE is ARBCA.

The city is famous as the birthplace of Formula One legend Juan Manuel Fangio and today houses the Museo Juan Manuel Fangio ("Juan Manuel Fangio" Museum) and the Autódromo Juan Manuel Fangio, a motorsports circuit.

The town hall, cemetery portal and slaughterhouse were all designed by the architect, Francisco Salamone, and contain elements of Art Deco style. Built in the late 1930s, these buildings were some of the first examples of modern architecture in rural Argentina.

Museo del Automovilismo "Juan Manuel Fangio"[edit]

Located just a few blocks from where Fangio was born, the museum houses a collection of cars, trophies, photographs and other memorabilia.

Map of the Autódromo Juan Manuel Fangio, a race track nearby, named for Fangio.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Balcarce (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27.6
(81.7)
26.3
(79.3)
24.3
(75.7)
20.3
(68.5)
16.3
(61.3)
12.9
(55.2)
12.2
(54)
14.4
(57.9)
16.1
(61)
19.4
(66.9)
22.6
(72.7)
25.8
(78.4)
19.8
(67.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 20.9
(69.6)
20.0
(68)
18.3
(64.9)
14.6
(58.3)
11.3
(52.3)
8.4
(47.1)
7.6
(45.7)
9.2
(48.6)
10.6
(51.1)
13.5
(56.3)
16.2
(61.2)
19.0
(66.2)
14.1
(57.4)
Average low °C (°F) 14.1
(57.4)
13.6
(56.5)
12.3
(54.1)
9.0
(48.2)
6.3
(43.3)
3.8
(38.8)
3.1
(37.6)
4.0
(39.2)
5.0
(41)
7.7
(45.9)
9.9
(49.8)
12.2
(54)
8.4
(47.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 109.9
(4.327)
82.6
(3.252)
92.1
(3.626)
75.5
(2.972)
62.6
(2.465)
49.3
(1.941)
49.1
(1.933)
51.2
(2.016)
60.1
(2.366)
94.4
(3.717)
91.8
(3.614)
97.4
(3.835)
916.0
(36.063)
Average relative humidity (%) 70 74 77 79 82 84 84 80 78 76 73 70 77
Mean monthly sunshine hours 269.7 234.5 210.8 171.0 136.4 117.0 124.0 145.7 171.0 204.6 234.0 275.9 2,294.6
Percent possible sunshine 60.5 61.7 55.4 51.2 44.0 40.5 40.5 44.3 48.0 50.6 55.0 60.3 51.0
Source: Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria[2]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°50′44″S 58°15′28″W / 37.84556°S 58.25778°W / -37.84556; -58.25778

  1. ^ "Censo 2010 - Argentina". Censo 2010 - Argentina. INDEC. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Valores promedio (1981–2010) de Estación INTA–Balcarce (EMC)" (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria. Retrieved 14 June 2016.