Tolhuin

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Tolhuin
Town
Centre Tolhuin.jpg
Coat of arms of Tolhuin
Coat of arms
Tolhuin is located in Argentina
Tolhuin
Tolhuin
Location of Tolhuin in Argentina
Coordinates: 54°30.65′S 67°11.73′W / 54.51083°S 67.19550°W / -54.51083; -67.19550Coordinates: 54°30.65′S 67°11.73′W / 54.51083°S 67.19550°W / -54.51083; -67.19550
Country Argentina
Province Tierra del Fuego
DepartmentTolhuin
Area
 • Total54 km2 (21 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total2,949
 • Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (ART)
CPA baseV9412
Dialing code+54 2901
ClimateET

Tolhuin is a town in the province of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. It has 2,949 inhabitants as per the 2010 census [INDEC]. It is located on the eastern shore of Lake Fagnano, in the southern part of the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego. It is the third largest settlement on the Argentine side of Tierra del Fuego after Ushuaia and Río Grande.

Tolhuin was founded on October 9, 1972. The word means "like a heart" in Selk'nam language.[1] It lies on National Route 3, and is the only town between the cities of Ushuaia (about 103 kilometres to the south) and Río Grande (about 133 kilometres to the north) on this motorway.

Attractions[edit]

Panadería La Unión is a bakery located near Tolhuin that has become famous in Argentina. Most buses going to Ushuaia stop here so their passengers can rest, have a coffee, and eat some baked goods. The walls are lined with signed photographs of celebrities, mostly Argentine, who have come here over the decades. [1]

Top Gear incident[edit]

In 2014 Tolhuin was the site of an attack on the film crew from the programme Top Gear. The crew was pelted with stones in a protest over the Falkland Islands conflict.[2]

Climate[edit]

Tolhuin has a tundra climate that borders closely on a subpolar oceanic climate

Climate data for Tolhuin (1991–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 24.8
(76.6)
26.6
(79.9)
22.8
(73)
21.3
(70.3)
13.0
(55.4)
9.8
(49.6)
9.3
(48.7)
11.8
(53.2)
18.3
(64.9)
17.8
(64)
22.4
(72.3)
23.4
(74.1)
26.6
(79.9)
Average high °C (°F) 14.1
(57.4)
13.9
(57)
12.0
(53.6)
8.9
(48)
5.4
(41.7)
2.7
(36.9)
2.5
(36.5)
4.3
(39.7)
6.9
(44.4)
9.9
(49.8)
11.9
(53.4)
13.2
(55.8)
8.8
(47.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 9.4
(48.9)
9.0
(48.2)
7.1
(44.8)
4.6
(40.3)
1.6
(34.9)
−0.9
(30.4)
−1.3
(29.7)
0.7
(33.3)
2.8
(37)
5.1
(41.2)
6.9
(44.4)
8.4
(47.1)
4.5
(40.1)
Average low °C (°F) 4.7
(40.5)
4.0
(39.2)
2.3
(36.1)
0.3
(32.5)
−2.2
(28)
−4.5
(23.9)
−5.0
(23)
−3.0
(26.6)
−1.4
(29.5)
0.3
(32.5)
2.0
(35.6)
3.6
(38.5)
0.1
(32.2)
Record low °C (°F) −2.5
(27.5)
−3.6
(25.5)
−7.0
(19.4)
−7.8
(18)
−12.7
(9.1)
−23.0
(−9.4)
−23.5
(−10.3)
−17.0
(1.4)
−18.6
(−1.5)
−7.4
(18.7)
−7.2
(19)
−6.0
(21.2)
−23.5
(−10.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 64.4
(2.535)
46.4
(1.827)
54.1
(2.13)
51.7
(2.035)
52.0
(2.047)
49.8
(1.961)
41.6
(1.638)
41.4
(1.63)
38.1
(1.5)
35.8
(1.409)
40.7
(1.602)
59.8
(2.354)
575.8
(22.669)
Source: Servicio Meteorológico Nacional[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historia de Tolhuin -Tierra del Fuego, VisitingArgentina.com, accessed 2007-02-09
  2. ^ "Jeremy Clarkson 'stoned' as Top Gear crew abandon cars and flee Argentina".
  3. ^ "Climatología general argentina" (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 May 2018.