Rawson, Chubut

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Rawson
City
Aerea Rawson.jpg
Flag of Rawson
Flag
Coat of arms of Rawson
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Rawson is located in Argentina
Rawson
Rawson
Location of Rawson in Argentina
Coordinates: 43°18′S 65°6′W / 43.300°S 65.100°W / -43.300; -65.100Coordinates: 43°18′S 65°6′W / 43.300°S 65.100°W / -43.300; -65.100
Country Argentina
Province Chubut
Department Rawson
Government
 • Mayor Rossana Artero
Elevation 4 m (13 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 26,306
Demonym(s) Rawsense
Time zone ART (UTC−3)
CPA base U9103
+54 0280
Climate BWk
Website Official website

Rawson (originally "Trerawson" from Welsh) is the capital of the Argentine province of Chubut, in Patagonia. It has about 26,000 inhabitants, and it is the chief town of the Rawson Department.

The city is named after Guillermo Rawson (1821–1890), Argentine Minister of the Interior, who supported the Welsh settlement in Argentina.[citation needed]

Rawson is located on National Route 3, about 1,360 km south of Buenos Aires, some 20 km from Trelew, and it is served by the Almirante Marco Andrés Zar Airport in Trelew. It is crossed by the Chubut River, over which the first bridge was built in 1889.[citation needed]

Fishing trawlers in Puerto Rawson

The city has a fishing port, Puerto Rawson, on the Atlantic coast, 5 km down the river.

History[edit]

First wooden bridge over the Chubut River

Rawson was the first town founded by Welsh emigrants who sailed on the clipper "Mimosa" in 1865.[1]

Map of the town

Twinned towns[edit]

Climate[edit]

Rawson experiences a borderline cool desert (Köppen BWk)/cool semi-arid (BSk) climate with hot summers, cool winters and low precipitation year round.

Climate data for Trelew/Rawson
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 41.3
(106.3)
40.4
(104.7)
39.5
(103.1)
35.3
(95.5)
29.5
(85.1)
27.7
(81.9)
24.8
(76.6)
27.4
(81.3)
31.3
(88.3)
36.4
(97.5)
38.3
(100.9)
41.2
(106.2)
41.3
(106.3)
Average high °C (°F) 29.3
(84.7)
28.5
(83.3)
24.6
(76.3)
20.3
(68.5)
15.7
(60.3)
12.1
(53.8)
12.3
(54.1)
14.6
(58.3)
17.6
(63.7)
20.9
(69.6)
25.7
(78.3)
27.9
(82.2)
20.8
(69.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 21.7
(71.1)
20.6
(69.1)
17.1
(62.8)
13.1
(55.6)
9.1
(48.4)
6.3
(43.3)
5.9
(42.6)
7.6
(45.7)
10.1
(50.2)
13.8
(56.8)
18.0
(64.4)
20.3
(68.5)
13.6
(56.5)
Average low °C (°F) 14.4
(57.9)
13.4
(56.1)
10.5
(50.9)
7.1
(44.8)
3.9
(39)
1.5
(34.7)
0.9
(33.6)
1.8
(35.2)
4.1
(39.4)
7.5
(45.5)
10.3
(50.5)
12.7
(54.9)
7.3
(45.1)
Record low °C (°F) 3.0
(37.4)
1.7
(35.1)
−1.4
(29.5)
−4.2
(24.4)
−10.7
(12.7)
−10.8
(12.6)
−10.8
(12.6)
−10.2
(13.6)
−8.0
(17.6)
−4.0
(24.8)
−1.0
(30.2)
1.0
(33.8)
−10.8
(12.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 13.9
(0.547)
11.3
(0.445)
21.4
(0.843)
28.3
(1.114)
21.6
(0.85)
23.4
(0.921)
20.9
(0.823)
13.5
(0.531)
12.5
(0.492)
20.9
(0.823)
10.1
(0.398)
12.3
(0.484)
210.1
(8.272)
Average precipitation days 4 4 6 6 7 9 7 7 7 7 4 5 73
Average relative humidity (%) 38.2 43.2 49.4 53.2 61.6 66.8 64.8 56.4 50.8 44.2 41.0 39.2 50.7
Mean monthly sunshine hours 310.0 271.2 260.4 198.0 155.0 135.0 136.4 173.6 195.0 244.9 285.0 294.5 2,649.7
Percent possible sunshine 67.0 69.3 65.3 60.3 51.3 50.0 47.3 53.7 55.0 59.7 65.0 55.3 58.3
Source #1: Servicio Meteorologico Nacional,[3]
Source #2: Secretaria de Mineria (extremes, humidity and sun 1941–1990)[4]
Homeowner and his Merino sheep.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Mimosa". Clwyd Family History Society. 24 March 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.cambrian-news.co.uk/news/i/48456/ | Patagonian dignitaries to visit for twinning.
  3. ^ "Statistical Data (1981-1990)" (in Spanish). National Meteorological Service of Argentina. Retrieved August 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Provincia de Chubut - Clima Y Meteorologia: Datos Meteorologicos Y Pluviometicos" (in Spanish). Secretaria de Mineria de la Nacion (Argentina). Archived from the original on January 19, 2015. Retrieved January 19, 2014. 
  • Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (Spanish)

External links[edit]

Rawson Civic Centre, the provincial parliament.