Santiago del Estero

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Santiago del Estero
City
(From top to bottom; from left to right) Aerial view of the city; Santiago del Estero Cathedral; Plaza Libertad; Santiago del Estero Cultural Complex and Monument to Belgrano
(From top to bottom; from left to right) Aerial view of the city; Santiago del Estero Cathedral; Plaza Libertad; Santiago del Estero Cultural Complex and Monument to Belgrano
Coat of arms of Santiago del Estero
Coat of arms
Country Argentina
Province Santiago del Estero
Founded 1553
Government
 • Intendant Hugo Orlando Infante
Area
 • Total 2,116 km2 (817 sq mi)
Elevation 182 m (597 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 252,192
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone ART (UTC-03)
Website Official website

Santiago del Estero is the capital of the Santiago del Estero Province in northern Argentina. It is at a distance of 1,042 km (647 mi) north-northwest from Buenos Aires.

Francisco de Aguirre founded the city in its present location on 23 December 1553; he named the city Santiago after Saint James and Estero because it was close to a lagoon near the Dulce river.

Geography[change | change source]

The city is along the Dulce river in a region with esteros (wetlands). The altitude of the city is 182 m (597 ft) above sea level.

Santiago del Estero has an area of 2,116 km2 (817 sq mi) and a population of 252,192, in 2010, for a population density of 119 inhabitants/km2.

Climate[change | change source]

Santiago del Estero has an arid climate, subtype Bsh in the Köppen climate classification.

The average temperature for the year in Santiago del Estero is 20.4 °C (68.7 °F). The warmest month, on average, is January with an average temperature of 26.9 °C (80.4 °F). The coolest month on average is June, with an average temperature of 12.3 °C (54.1 °F).

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Santiago del Estero is 546.1 mm (21.5 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is January with 104.1 mm (4.1 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is July with an average of 5.1 mm (0.2 in).[2]

Climate data for Santiago del Estero, Argentina
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 33.9
(93)
32.6
(90.7)
30.1
(86.2)
26.1
(79)
23.2
(73.8)
19.7
(67.5)
20.5
(68.9)
24.0
(75.2)
26.0
(78.8)
30.7
(87.3)
31.7
(89.1)
33.8
(92.8)
27.69
(81.85)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.9
(80.4)
25.7
(78.3)
23.6
(74.5)
20.0
(68)
16.3
(61.3)
12.3
(54.1)
12.4
(54.3)
15.4
(59.7)
18.1
(64.6)
22.7
(72.9)
24.6
(76.3)
26.7
(80.1)
20.39
(68.71)
Average low °C (°F) 20.4
(68.7)
19.9
(67.8)
18.0
(64.4)
14.6
(58.3)
10.5
(50.9)
6.3
(43.3)
5.6
(42.1)
7.6
(45.7)
10.0
(50)
15.0
(59)
17.6
(63.7)
20.1
(68.2)
13.8
(56.84)
Rainfall mm (inches) 100
(3.94)
90
(3.54)
90
(3.54)
30
(1.18)
10
(0.39)
--- --- --- 10
(0.39)
30
(1.18)
60
(2.36)
80
(3.15)
540
(21.26)
Source: Weatherbase

Places of interest[change | change source]

Some interesting places in San Miguel de Tucumán are:

  • Plaza Independencia ("Independence square")
  • Casa de Gobierno de Tucumán ("Tucumán Government Palace")
  • Catedral de San Miguel de Tucumán ("San Miguel de Tucumán cathedral")
  • Basilica of San Francisco ("Saint Francis Basilica")
  • Casa de Tucumán ("Tucumán House" or "Independence House")

Twin towns[change | change source]

Santiago del Estero is twinned with:

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Argentina: Santiago del Estero". City Population. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  2. "Santiago del Estero, Argentina - Köppen Climate Classification". Weatherbase. Retrieved 31 May 2017. 

Other websites[change | change source]