Tinogasta

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Tinogasta
City
Tinogasta is located in Argentina
Tinogasta
Tinogasta
Location of Tinogasta in Argentina
Coordinates: 28°4′S 67°34′W / 28.067°S 67.567°W / -28.067; -67.567Coordinates: 28°4′S 67°34′W / 28.067°S 67.567°W / -28.067; -67.567
Country  Argentina
Province  Catamarca
Department Tinogasta
Government
 • Mayor Hugo Ávila (Justicialist Party)
Elevation 1,500 m (4,900 ft)
Population (2001 census)
 • Total 14,509
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base K5340
Dialing code +54 3837

Tinogasta (Spanish pronunciation: [tinoˈɣasta]) is a city in the west of the province of Catamarca, Argentina, on the right-hand shore of the Abaucán River, about 280 km from the provincial capital San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca. It had about 14,500 inhabitants at the 2001 census [INDEC]. It is the head town of the department of the same name. The name of the city comes from the Kakana words tino ("meeting") and gasta ("town").

Tinogasta is a tourist site. It has access to the mountains for adventure tourism, hot springs, and archaeological museums. The basis of the local economy is agriculture, focused on vine.

Climate[edit]

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "BSk". (Tropical and Subtropical Steppe Climate).[1]

Climate data for Tinogasta (1981–2010, extremes 1961–2016)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 44.0
(111.2)
44.8
(112.6)
40.5
(104.9)
39.2
(102.6)
37.6
(99.7)
36.0
(96.8)
39.2
(102.6)
38.4
(101.1)
40.0
(104)
41.5
(106.7)
42.5
(108.5)
43.5
(110.3)
44.8
(112.6)
Average high °C (°F) 33.5
(92.3)
32.4
(90.3)
30.9
(87.6)
26.9
(80.4)
22.6
(72.7)
19.9
(67.8)
19.8
(67.6)
23.1
(73.6)
25.7
(78.3)
30.2
(86.4)
32.5
(90.5)
33.9
(93)
27.6
(81.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.6
(78.1)
24.4
(75.9)
22.9
(73.2)
18.3
(64.9)
13.5
(56.3)
10.3
(50.5)
10.0
(50)
13.2
(55.8)
16.2
(61.2)
21.3
(70.3)
23.9
(75)
25.9
(78.6)
18.8
(65.8)
Average low °C (°F) 18.7
(65.7)
17.3
(63.1)
16.0
(60.8)
10.1
(50.2)
4.5
(40.1)
0.8
(33.4)
0.2
(32.4)
2.5
(36.5)
5.9
(42.6)
11.2
(52.2)
15.1
(59.2)
17.9
(64.2)
10.0
(50)
Record low °C (°F) 6.1
(43)
4.4
(39.9)
2.2
(36)
−2.6
(27.3)
−6.5
(20.3)
−9.7
(14.5)
−10.6
(12.9)
−9.9
(14.2)
−6.3
(20.7)
0.0
(32)
2.4
(36.3)
5.3
(41.5)
−10.6
(12.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 63
(2.48)
46
(1.81)
21
(0.83)
13
(0.51)
1
(0.04)
1
(0.04)
2
(0.08)
2
(0.08)
1
(0.04)
4
(0.16)
5
(0.2)
24
(0.94)
183
(7.2)
Average precipitation days 9 6 5 2 0.4 0.7 0.4 0.9 0.8 1 2 5 33.2
Average relative humidity (%) 56.9 58.3 60.8 61.6 63.2 60.0 55.4 47.7 47.3 46.5 48.6 51.6 54.8
Source: Servicio Meteorologico Nacional (precipitation 1971–1980)[2][3][4]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Climate Summary for Tinogasta
  2. ^ "Datos Estadísticos (Período 1971-1980)" (in Spanish). National Meteorological Service of Argentina. Retrieved August 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Estadísticas Climatológicas Normales - período 1981-2010" (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Retrieved January 20, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Clima en la Argentina: Guia Climática por Tinogasta". Caracterización: Estadísticas de largo plazo (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Retrieved 4 October 2017.