Pinamar

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Pinamar
City
Aerial view of the city
Aerial view of the city
Pinamar is located in Argentina
Pinamar
Pinamar
Location in Argentina
Coordinates: 37°06′S 56°51′W / 37.100°S 56.850°W / -37.100; -56.850Coordinates: 37°06′S 56°51′W / 37.100°S 56.850°W / -37.100; -56.850
Country Argentina
ProvinceBandera Buenos Aires.svg Buenos Aires
PartidoPinamar
FoundedFebruary 14, 1943
Elevation
17 m (56 ft)
Population
(2001 census)
 • Total20,000
CPA Base
B 7167
Area code(s)+54 2254
WebsiteOfficial website

Pinamar is an Argentine coastal resort city located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Buenos Aires Province. It has about 20,000 inhabitants as per the 2001 census [INDEC].

Located less than 400 km (249 mi) south of Buenos Aires, it is one of several small seaside communities that line the coast. Since Pinamar's main attraction is the ocean, it is a fairly quiet town during the winter months. Tourism fuels the economy during the summer. Several other coastal towns are right beside Pinamar. If you move south, you will have the towns of Ostende, Valeria del Mar, and finally Cariló.

Two facts set Pinamar apart from most of the other Argentine beach cities: it is a planned city with a very strict building code, and it has been artificially turned from wild sand dunes into a forest (mostly of pine trees, which explains the "pina" in the town's name).

City planning, as defined by founding architect Jorge Bunge and maintained by elected authorities ever since, translates into a city mostly made up of residential houses with open gardens; that, together with the pine forest, combine to make the city a very nice setting. That explains why it has been chosen as the summer resort for many well-to-do Argentinians, in particular those living in Buenos Aires.

Pine planting was originally started in Cariló -- a town nearby Villa Gesell and copied in Pinamar, although the city plan for Villa Gesell was not as carefully laid out or kept through the years.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Pinamar
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 25.8
(78.4)
25.0
(77)
23.6
(74.5)
20.4
(68.7)
17.0
(62.6)
13.6
(56.5)
13.3
(55.9)
14.3
(57.7)
16.1
(61)
18.8
(65.8)
21.7
(71.1)
25.0
(77)
19.6
(67.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 20.4
(68.7)
20.1
(68.2)
18.9
(66)
15.3
(59.5)
12.4
(54.3)
9.1
(48.4)
8.6
(47.5)
9.3
(48.7)
11.4
(52.5)
13.8
(56.8)
16.1
(61)
19.4
(66.9)
14.6
(58.3)
Average low °C (°F) 15.8
(60.4)
15.5
(59.9)
14.6
(58.3)
10.6
(51.1)
8.5
(47.3)
5.3
(41.5)
4.8
(40.6)
4.9
(40.8)
6.9
(44.4)
9.3
(48.7)
11.1
(52)
14.4
(57.9)
10.1
(50.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 136
(5.35)
54
(2.13)
86
(3.39)
69
(2.72)
90
(3.54)
46
(1.81)
57
(2.24)
50
(1.97)
54
(2.13)
62
(2.44)
72
(2.83)
119
(4.69)
895
(35.24)
Average precipitation days 10 8 9 9 10 9 9 9 8 10 10 10 111
Average relative humidity (%) 70 72 74 76 79 79 81 76 77 73 69 70 75
Source: Servicio Meteorológico Nacional[1]


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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Datos Estadísticos (Período 1971–1980)" (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "Interactive City Directory". Sister Cities International. Retrieved 11 March 2014.

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