Dolores, Buenos Aires

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Dolores
Plaza Castelli, central square of Dolores
Plaza Castelli, central square of Dolores
Dolores coat arms.png
Seal
Coordinates: 36°19′S 57°40′W / 36.317°S 57.667°W / -36.317; -57.667Coordinates: 36°19′S 57°40′W / 36.317°S 57.667°W / -36.317; -57.667
Country  Argentina
Province Buenos Aires province flag.png Buenos Aires
Partido Dolores
Founded 21 August 1817
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 24,120
CPA Base B 7100
Area code(s) +54 2245

Dolores is a town in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. It is the administrative centre for Dolores Partido. The town settlement was officially founded by Ramón Lara on 21 August 1817.

2008 March train disaster[edit]

On March 9, 2008 an intercity bus from the company El Rápido Argentino collided with a Ferrobaires passenger train with 250 passengers on board at a level crossing on the Provincial Highway 63 on the outskirts of Dolores, killing seventeen people and injuring at least twenty-five. The bus driver disregarded the railroad crossing signals, which at the time of the accident were operating properly.[1]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Dolores, Buenos Aires (1961–1990, extremes 1970–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 40.0
(104)
36.8
(98.2)
38.2
(100.8)
33.0
(91.4)
29.7
(85.5)
25.7
(78.3)
30.2
(86.4)
31.5
(88.7)
31.7
(89.1)
31.7
(89.1)
34.7
(94.5)
39.7
(103.5)
40.0
(104)
Average high °C (°F) 28.7
(83.7)
27.7
(81.9)
25.4
(77.7)
21.9
(71.4)
18.3
(64.9)
14.4
(57.9)
14.2
(57.6)
15.7
(60.3)
17.8
(64)
20.6
(69.1)
23.9
(75)
27.0
(80.6)
21.3
(70.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 21.6
(70.9)
20.7
(69.3)
18.5
(65.3)
15.0
(59)
11.6
(52.9)
8.6
(47.5)
8.2
(46.8)
9.4
(48.9)
11.6
(52.9)
14.4
(57.9)
17.4
(63.3)
20.2
(68.4)
14.8
(58.6)
Average low °C (°F) 14.8
(58.6)
14.3
(57.7)
12.4
(54.3)
8.9
(48)
5.7
(42.3)
3.6
(38.5)
3.0
(37.4)
3.9
(39)
6.1
(43)
8.8
(47.8)
11.4
(52.5)
13.8
(56.8)
8.9
(48)
Record low °C (°F) 3.6
(38.5)
1.9
(35.4)
0.8
(33.4)
−4.2
(24.4)
−5.6
(21.9)
−8.0
(17.6)
−7.2
(19)
−6.9
(19.6)
−5.8
(21.6)
−2.7
(27.1)
−2.4
(27.7)
−0.6
(30.9)
−8.0
(17.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 106.7
(4.201)
91.9
(3.618)
89.2
(3.512)
73.0
(2.874)
61.6
(2.425)
41.0
(1.614)
60.3
(2.374)
54.1
(2.13)
66.0
(2.598)
92.8
(3.654)
86.8
(3.417)
86.0
(3.386)
909.4
(35.803)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 8 10 9 9 100
Average relative humidity (%) 73 76 79 80 81 83 83 80 78 78 76 73 78
Mean monthly sunshine hours 266.6 214.7 186.0 177.0 142.6 105.0 114.7 158.1 171.0 204.6 237.0 248.0 2,225.3
Mean daily sunshine hours 8.6 7.6 6.0 5.9 4.6 3.5 3.7 5.1 5.7 6.6 7.9 8.0 6.1
Source #1: Deutscher Wetterdienst[2]
Source #2: Oficina de Riesgo Agropecuario (record highs and lows),[3] Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (precipitation days 1961–1990)[4]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "18 killed when bus and train collide". Herald Sun. 2008-03-10. Retrieved 2008-03-31. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Klimatafel von Dolores, Prov. Buenos Aires / Argentinien" (PDF). Baseline climate means (1961-1990) from stations all over the world (in German). Deutscher Wetterdienst. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Dolores, Buenos Aires". Estadísticas meteorológicas decadiales (in Spanish). Oficina de Riesgo Agropecuario. Retrieved October 26, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Valores Medios de Temperatura y Precipitación-Buenos Aires: Dolores" (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 

External links[edit]

Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (Spanish)