Los Antiguos

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Los Antiguos
Town
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Los Antiguos is located in Argentina
Los Antiguos
Los Antiguos
Location in Argentina
Coordinates: 46°32′50″S 71°37′50″W / 46.54722°S 71.63056°W / -46.54722; -71.63056Coordinates: 46°32′50″S 71°37′50″W / 46.54722°S 71.63056°W / -46.54722; -71.63056
Country  Argentina
Province Santa Cruz
Department Lago Buenos Aires
Population (2010 census [INDEC])
 • Total 3,363
Area code(s) +54
Climate Csb

Los Antiguos is a town in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, located on the south shore of Lago Buenos Aires. It lies 2 km from the border with Chile, and 8 km from the Chilean town of Chile Chico. It is connected to Perito Moreno and Caleta Olivia on the Atlantic coast by a paved road.

The town is an agricultural oasis, where small farms produce fruit crops. It was founded as the Leandro Alem Agricultural Colony in 1921, and was formally designated as a municipality in 1970. The area was covered by dust from the 1991 eruption of Mount Hudson, but it has since recovered.

The name of Los Antiguos is a translation of the Tehuelche name, I-Keu-khon, meaning "Place of the Elders."

In the 2010 census the town had a population of 3,363.[1]

Climate[edit]

Los Antiguos has a warm-summer mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csb) with warm, sunny summers and cold, snowy winters.

Climate data for Los Antiguos (2000–2015)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 33.4
(92.1)
32.1
(89.8)
28.9
(84)
24.6
(76.3)
22.2
(72)
19.4
(66.9)
17.8
(64)
19.6
(67.3)
22.5
(72.5)
26.0
(78.8)
29.0
(84.2)
30.6
(87.1)
33.4
(92.1)
Average high °C (°F) 21.9
(71.4)
21.7
(71.1)
18.7
(65.7)
15.7
(60.3)
11.7
(53.1)
8.9
(48)
8.3
(46.9)
10.0
(50)
13.2
(55.8)
16.2
(61.2)
18.3
(64.9)
20.6
(69.1)
15.4
(59.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 15.9
(60.6)
15.3
(59.5)
12.6
(54.7)
9.8
(49.6)
6.5
(43.7)
4.5
(40.1)
3.4
(38.1)
4.7
(40.5)
7.4
(45.3)
10.0
(50)
12.2
(54)
14.6
(58.3)
9.7
(49.5)
Average low °C (°F) 9.7
(49.5)
8.8
(47.8)
6.5
(43.7)
3.9
(39)
1.6
(34.9)
0.0
(32)
−1.1
(30)
−0.3
(31.5)
1.7
(35.1)
3.6
(38.5)
5.9
(42.6)
8.3
(46.9)
4.0
(39.2)
Record low °C (°F) −0.5
(31.1)
−1.9
(28.6)
−2.4
(27.7)
−4.0
(24.8)
−8.5
(16.7)
−10.8
(12.6)
−11.6
(11.1)
−7.7
(18.1)
−6.0
(21.2)
−4.2
(24.4)
−3.4
(25.9)
−2.1
(28.2)
−11.6
(11.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 6.4
(0.252)
10.8
(0.425)
10.5
(0.413)
14.6
(0.575)
31.2
(1.228)
32.8
(1.291)
24.6
(0.969)
27.4
(1.079)
13.4
(0.528)
10.8
(0.425)
7.9
(0.311)
6.5
(0.256)
196.9
(7.752)
Average relative humidity (%) 48.6 52.7 56.1 59.6 63.3 62.5 63.3 61.3 54.7 50.4 48.2 47.9 55.7
Source: Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Síntesis agrometeorológica de la localidad de Los Antiguos (Santa Cruz) 2000–2015" (PDF) (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria. Retrieved September 24, 2017. 

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