Concordia, Entre Ríos

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Concordia
City
Concordia, Entre Rios, Argentina.jpg
Concordia is located in Argentina
Concordia
Concordia
Location of Concordia in Argentina
Coordinates: 31°24′S 58°2′W / 31.400°S 58.033°W / -31.400; -58.033Coordinates: 31°24′S 58°2′W / 31.400°S 58.033°W / -31.400; -58.033
Country  Argentina
Province  Entre Ríos
Department Concordia
Founded November 29, 1831
Government
 • Mayor Gustavo Bordet (Justicialist Party)
Area
 • Total 3.259 km2 (1.258 sq mi)
Elevation 21 m (69 ft)
Population (2010 census)
 • Total 149,450
 • Density 46,000/km2 (120,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) concordiense
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base E3200
Dialing code +54 345
Website Official website

San Antonio de Padua de la Concordia (usually shortened to Concordia) is a city in the north-east of the province of Entre Ríos in the Argentine Mesopotamia. It had about 172,000 inhabitants at the 2001 census [INDEC], and is the head town of the department of the same name.

History[edit]

Geography[edit]

Concordia lies on the right-hand (western) shore of the Uruguay River, opposite the city of Salto in Uruguay. The two cities are joined by a road/railway link that is part of the Salto Grande Dam complex (starting on the Argentine side 18 km north from the center of Concordia).

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Concordia, Entre Ríos (1981–2010, extremes 1963–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 42.1
(107.8)
40.6
(105.1)
38.7
(101.7)
35.3
(95.5)
32.5
(90.5)
30.4
(86.7)
32.0
(89.6)
35.6
(96.1)
37.2
(99)
36.9
(98.4)
38.7
(101.7)
40.7
(105.3)
42.1
(107.8)
Average high °C (°F) 32.2
(90)
30.4
(86.7)
28.8
(83.8)
24.5
(76.1)
20.8
(69.4)
17.9
(64.2)
17.8
(64)
20.2
(68.4)
21.8
(71.2)
25.1
(77.2)
27.7
(81.9)
30.6
(87.1)
24.8
(76.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.8
(78.4)
24.4
(75.9)
22.8
(73)
18.8
(65.8)
15.3
(59.5)
12.7
(54.9)
12.2
(54)
14.1
(57.4)
15.7
(60.3)
19.1
(66.4)
21.7
(71.1)
24.2
(75.6)
18.9
(66)
Average low °C (°F) 19.4
(66.9)
18.8
(65.8)
17.3
(63.1)
13.8
(56.8)
10.5
(50.9)
8.2
(46.8)
7.4
(45.3)
8.6
(47.5)
10.1
(50.2)
13.2
(55.8)
15.4
(59.7)
17.7
(63.9)
13.4
(56.1)
Record low °C (°F) 8.6
(47.5)
7.4
(45.3)
4.9
(40.8)
−0.3
(31.5)
−2.7
(27.1)
−5.0
(23)
−4.8
(23.4)
−4.2
(24.4)
−3.0
(26.6)
1.4
(34.5)
3.1
(37.6)
4.9
(40.8)
−5.0
(23)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 133.9
(5.272)
145.7
(5.736)
156.5
(6.161)
163.4
(6.433)
99.7
(3.925)
82.4
(3.244)
52.2
(2.055)
58.7
(2.311)
85.6
(3.37)
136.9
(5.39)
140.8
(5.543)
121.0
(4.764)
1,376.8
(54.205)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 8.3 8.4 8.2 9.0 7.8 7.8 6.9 6.4 7.1 8.8 7.8 7.8 94.3
Average relative humidity (%) 63.5 70.1 72.4 77.5 79.8 81.0 78.0 73.9 71.4 70.4 67.1 63.7 72.4
Mean monthly sunshine hours 285.2 226.0 235.6 195.0 173.6 144.0 167.4 186.0 198.0 235.6 261.0 285.2 2,592.6
Mean daily sunshine hours 9.2 8.0 7.6 6.5 5.6 4.8 5.4 6.0 6.6 7.6 8.7 9.2 7.1
Percent possible sunshine 66.2 60.5 61.5 57.4 52.7 47.2 52.1 54.1 55.4 58.6 63.6 65.0 57.9
Source #1: Servicio Meteorológico Nacional[1][2]
Source #2: Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (sun 1969–2007)[3]

Nature[edit]

The city is known as the national capital of citrus production. El Palmar National Park, an important reserve for Yatay palm trees, lies 60 km south of the city.

Transport[edit]

The area is served by an airport (IATA: COC, ICAO: SAAC) located at 31°18′S 58°0′W / 31.300°S 58.000°W / -31.300; -58.000, but which is ostensibly not operational.

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Concordia's most architecturally significant residence, the Arruabarrena house.
Pedestrian Entre Ríos Street, Concordia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estadísticas Climatológicas Normales - período 1981-2010" (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Retrieved January 21, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Clima en la Argentina: Guia Climática por Concordia Aero". Caracterización: Estadísticas de largo plazo (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "ESTADÍSTICAS AGROCLIMÁTICAS MENSUALES EEA CONCORDIA INTA (Serie histórica 1969-2007)" (PDF) (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria. Retrieved February 5, 2015. 

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