Villa O'Higgins

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Villa O'Higgins
Villa O'Higgins
Town
Villa O'Higgins at dawn
Villa O'Higgins at dawn
Villa O'Higgins is located in Chile
Villa O'Higgins
Villa O'Higgins
Coordinates: 48°28.1′S 72°33.6′W / 48.4683°S 72.5600°W / -48.4683; -72.5600Coordinates: 48°28.1′S 72°33.6′W / 48.4683°S 72.5600°W / -48.4683; -72.5600
CountryChile
RegionAysen
ProvinceCapitán Prat
CommuneO'Higgins
Population
(2012)
 • Total612
ClimateCfb
Websitehttp://www.municipalidadohiggins.cl/

Villa O'Higgins is a small town in the Aysén Region of southern Chile, located 220 km south of Cochrane and 550 km south of Coyhaique. Founded in 1966 and named after the Chilean independence hero Bernardo O'Higgins, it is the capital of the O'Higgins commune of Capitán Prat Province.

Villa O'Higgins is connected to the rest of Chile by the Carretera Austral (Southern Highway) – the final 120 km of which were completed southwards from Puerto Yungay in 2000 – and is the gateway to the Southern Patagonian Ice Field.

Facilities[edit]

The town has an airport, several guesthouses, a radio station, and a number of shops. In the summer (Dec-Feb) a regular boat service takes passengers from Villa O'Higgins across the O'Higgins / San Martín Lake to Candelario Mancilla, from where it is possible to cross the border into Argentina via a footpath (no road).

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Villa O'Higgins (1993–2008)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 16.7
(62.1)
18.2
(64.8)
15.4
(59.7)
11.1
(52)
8.3
(46.9)
5.4
(41.7)
5.2
(41.4)
7.2
(45)
9.8
(49.6)
12.0
(53.6)
13.8
(56.8)
15.7
(60.3)
11.6
(52.9)
Average low °C (°F) 7.9
(46.2)
7.9
(46.2)
6.1
(43)
3.9
(39)
1.1
(34)
−0.7
(30.7)
−0.8
(30.6)
0.3
(32.5)
1.8
(35.2)
3.6
(38.5)
5.5
(41.9)
7.0
(44.6)
3.6
(38.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 69
(2.7)
42
(1.7)
79
(3.1)
95
(3.7)
85
(3.3)
92
(3.6)
89
(3.5)
60
(2.4)
60
(2.4)
77
(3)
69
(2.7)
72
(2.8)
887
(34.9)
Source: Atlas Agroclimatico de Chile[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atlas Agroclimático de Chile–Estado Actual y Tendencias del Clima (Tomo VI: Regiones de Aysén y Magallanes" (in Spanish). Universidad de Chile. 2017. pp. 122–131. Retrieved 23 April 2018.

External links[edit]

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