Villa Ángela

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Villa Ángela
City
Villa Ángela is located in Argentina
Villa Ángela
Villa Ángela
Location of Villa Ángela in Argentina
Coordinates: 27°35′S 60°43′W / 27.583°S 60.717°W / -27.583; -60.717Coordinates: 27°35′S 60°43′W / 27.583°S 60.717°W / -27.583; -60.717
Country  Argentina
Province Chaco
Department Mayor L. J. Fontana
Founded 1910
Elevation 70 m (230 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 42,584
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base H3540
Dialing code +54 3735
Climate Cwa
Website Official website

Villa Ángela is a city in the province of Chaco, Argentina, 186 km west of the provincial capital Resistencia. It is on the Gran Chaco, a lowland region of the Río de la Plata basin. It has 43,511 inhabitants as per the 2001 census [INDEC], making it the third largest in the province.

History[edit]

In 1908, Carlos Gruneisen y Julio Ulises Martin (Swiss, b. 31 de julio 1862, creator of the Yerbatera Martin, in Rosario), acquired the land that would become the jurisdiction of Villa Angela. He had the tannin factory,La Chaqueña S.A., built and the adjacent areas immediately began to be settled.

Punta de rieles and km 95 were the names it first received when it was no more than a hamlet. In 1910, as a tribute to the centennial of the May Revolution and the 24th of May, they decided to found a village and give it the name Villa Ángela. It was named after Ángela Joostens, the wife of Julio Ulises Martin, one of its two founders.

The city boasts one of the major Carnavals of the country. This popular festival extends from mid-January to mid-February since 1950.

Weather[edit]

The city's weather is subtropical, dry in winter and very wet and hot in the summer.

  • Record high: 46 °C
  • Record low: -6 °C
  • Average annual precipitation: 1,100 mm
Climate data for Villa Ángela (1941–1950)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 43.8
(110.8)
44.4
(111.9)
42.3
(108.1)
36.9
(98.4)
34.1
(93.4)
33.4
(92.1)
33.4
(92.1)
40.9
(105.6)
42.6
(108.7)
44.4
(111.9)
44.1
(111.4)
44.2
(111.6)
44.4
(111.9)
Average high °C (°F) 36.3
(97.3)
35.1
(95.2)
31.5
(88.7)
28.3
(82.9)
24.3
(75.7)
21.6
(70.9)
21.4
(70.5)
25.7
(78.3)
28.1
(82.6)
30.6
(87.1)
32.7
(90.9)
35.6
(96.1)
29.3
(84.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 27.2
(81)
26.4
(79.5)
23.3
(73.9)
20.2
(68.4)
17.4
(63.3)
14.5
(58.1)
13.6
(56.5)
16.6
(61.9)
19.2
(66.6)
22.0
(71.6)
24.3
(75.7)
26.9
(80.4)
21.0
(69.8)
Average low °C (°F) 19.9
(67.8)
19.8
(67.6)
17.6
(63.7)
14.7
(58.5)
11.6
(52.9)
9.1
(48.4)
7.7
(45.9)
9.2
(48.6)
12.4
(54.3)
14.3
(57.7)
16.5
(61.7)
18.5
(65.3)
14.3
(57.7)
Record low °C (°F) 8.8
(47.8)
9.0
(48.2)
7.0
(44.6)
2.6
(36.7)
−1.6
(29.1)
−4.0
(24.8)
−5.6
(21.9)
−4.1
(24.6)
−0.3
(31.5)
1.1
(34)
8.4
(47.1)
8.9
(48)
−5.6
(21.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 116
(4.57)
143
(5.63)
126
(4.96)
99
(3.9)
44
(1.73)
33
(1.3)
32
(1.26)
15
(0.59)
48
(1.89)
73
(2.87)
98
(3.86)
75
(2.95)
902
(35.51)
Source: Sistema de Clasificación Bioclimática Mundial[1]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Villa Angela (Argentina)" (PDF). Centro de Investigaciones Fitosociológicas. Retrieved January 31, 2016.