Category:Populated lakeshore places in Argentina
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The following 10 pages are in this category, out of 10 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 10 pages are in this category, out of 10 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Bariloche – San Carlos de Bariloche, usually known as Bariloche, is a city in the province of Río Negro, Argentina, situated in the foothills of the Andes on the southern shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake. It is located within the Nahuel Huapi National Park, after development of extensive public works and Alpine-styled architecture, the city emerged in the 1930s and 1940s as a major tourism centre with skiing, trekking and mountaineering facilities. In addition, it has restaurants, cafés, and chocolate shops. The city has a permanent population of 108,205 according to the 2010 census, the name Bariloche comes from the Mapudungun word Vuriloche meaning people from behind the mountain. The Poya people used the Vuriloche pass to cross the Andes, Nahuel Huapi lake was known to Spaniards since the times of the Conquest of Chile. Francisco de Villagra crossed the Andes through Mamuil Malal Pass and headed south until reaching Limay River in the vicinity of Nahuel Huapi Lake, another early Spaniard to visit the zone of Nahuel Huapi Lake was the Jesuit priest Diego de Rosales. A new mission at the shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake was established in 1703, backed financially from Potosí, historians disagree if the mission belonged to the jurisdiction of Valdivia or Chiloé. According to historic documents, the Poya of Nahuelhuapi requested the mission to be reestablished, following the 1712 Huilliche rebellion in Chiloé Archipelago some insurgents sought refuge with Father Manuel del Hoyo in the mission. The mission was destroyed in 1717 by the Poya following their disagreement with the superior of the mission and he had refused to give them a cow. Soon thereafter authorities learned that four or five people travelling to Concepción had been killed by the Poya, the colonists assembled a punitive expedition in Calbuco and Chiloé. Composed of both Spaniards and indios reyunos, the expedition did not find any Poya and it thought the area was a natural expansion of the Viedma colony, and the Andes were the natural frontier to Chile. In the 1881 border treaty between Chile and Argentina, the Nahuel Huapi area people decided to be recognized as a province of Argentina, the modern settlement of Bariloche developed from a shop established by Carlos Wiederhold. The German immigrant had first settled in the area of Lake Llanquihue in Chile, Wiederhold crossed the Andes and established a little shop called La Alemana. A small settlement developed around the shop, and its site is the city center. By 1895 the settlement was made up of German-speaking immigrants, Austrians, Germans, and Slovenians, as well as Italians from the city of Belluno. A local legend says that the name came from a letter addressed to Wiederhold as San Carlos instead of Don Carlos. Most of the commerce in Bariloche related to goods imported and exported at the seaport of Puerto Montt in Chile. In 1896 Perito Moreno wrote that it took three days to reach Puerto Montt from Bariloche, but traveling to Viedma on the Atlantic coast of Argentina took one month or more
2. El Calafate – El Calafate is a city in Patagonia, Argentina. It is situated in the border of Lake Argentino, in the southwest part of the Santa Cruz Province. El Calafate is an important tourist destination as the hub to visit different parts of the Los Glaciares National Park, including the Perito Moreno Glacier, the history of El Calafate began in the first decades of the twentieth century. Originally, it was simply a place for wool traders. The 220 kilometers separating Calafate from El Chaltén on the side of the Lake Argentino in the national park are paved. The town is served by El Calafate International Airport located some 20 km east of the village, in the last census 6,143 permanent residents were counted. This represents a 20. 1% increase compared with the 1991 census, however, due to the expansion of tourism, the population was estimated at 20,000 people in 2014. Flamingos are regularly visible from El Calafate congregating in the waters of Lago Argentino, El Calafate experiences a cold semi-arid climate with cool to warm, very dry summers and cool to cold, slightly wetter winters. The citys extremes of cold and heat are moderated by the influence of the large lake. The waterfront of the city is located on a shallow bay that is often frozen in the winter. The highest temperature recorded was 30.7 °C while the lowest recorded temperature was −17.0 °C on July 27,2016, El Calafate is the location of the Glaciarium, a museum that focuses on ice and glaciers, especially in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. The gliding altitude record of 50,722 feet was set near El Calafate on 30 August 2006 by Steve Fossett and this record has been certified by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. The town was on the path of the solar eclipse of July 11,2010. El Calafate was featured in the Top Gear Patagonia Special, in which the presenters drove from Bariloche to Ushuaia, elcalafate. gov. ar, Official government site Glaciarium Website
3. Los Antiguos – Los Antiguos is a town in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, located on the south shore of Lago Buenos Aires. It lies 2 km from the border with Chile, and 8 km from the Chilean town of Chile Chico and it is connected to Perito Moreno and Caleta Olivia on the Atlantic coast by a paved road. The town is an oasis, where small farms produce fruit crops. It was founded as the Leandro Alem Agricultural Colony in 1921, the area was covered by dust from the 1991 eruption of Mount Hudson, but it has since recovered. The name of Los Antiguos is a translation of the Tehuelche name, I-Keu-khon, in the 2010 census the town had a population of 3,363. Los Antiguos has a mediterranean climate with warm, sunny summers and cold. Los Antiguos website Lonely Planet Diarios de Los Antiguos
4. Santa Rosa, La Pampa – Santa Rosa is a city in the Argentine Pampas, and the capital of La Pampa Province, Argentina. It lies on the east of the province, on the shore of the Don Tomás Lagoon, the city and its surroundings hold 102,610 inhabitants, Census-ar 2.010 hold 124.101 inhabitants the capital y Toay around a third of the population of the province. Its current mayor is Leandro Altolaguirre, founded in 1892 by Tomás Mason, Santa Rosa did not develop into a relatively important agricultural centre until the second half of the 20th century. It is still one of the smallest provincial capitals of the country after Patagonian Rawson, Ushuaia, city sights include the Fitte neighbourhood, the monument to San Martín, the Palace of Justice, the Teatro Español Theatre, the Provincial Art Museum and the Provincial Natural History Museum. The Santa Rosa Airport is located 2 kilometres from Santa Rosa on Route 35, near Santa Rosa is the city of Toay, together both cities form the Gran Santa Rosa metropolitan area. The town occupies part of a centripetal basin having their base in Don Tomás Lagoon, the floor area lies west of it, in hilly terrain where the highest elevations are in the east, with two small plateaus located 200 meters. This high turnover is also observed north, with heights up to 195 meters, from here the terrain descends to the west and south, with slopes that are steep in some areas, since more than 3%. The southwest sector is lower and less undulating area, descending to 167 masl, Santa Rosa has a humid subtropical climate, with warm to hot summers and chilly, dry winters. The highest temperature recorded was 45.7 °C on January 6,1955 while the low is −12.7 °C on June 13,1967. The city is home to football team, Club Atlético Santa Rosa, Club Atlético All Boys, Santa Rosa Municipality Department of Transportation Municipal information, Municipal Affairs Federal Institute, Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina
5. Villa Carlos Paz – Villa Carlos Paz is a city in the center-north of the province of Córdoba, Argentina, in the south of the Punilla Valley, lying on the western slope of the Sierras Chicas. It has a population of about 56,000 as per the 2001 census, popular tourist activities include bathing in one of the many rivers, fishing, evening shows, kite surfing, windsurfing, hiking and mountain biking. Villa Carlos Paz is located on the shore of the San Roque Lake. It is crossed by the San Antonio River and the Los Chorrillos Stream, the city was founded by the rancher Carlos Nicandro Paz in 1913. The Hang suspension bridges road was built in 1918 to link the town to the Valley Traslasierra and this was replaced in the 1950s by the Camino de las Altas Cumbres. This was compounded by the fact that the family had never brought the dog to the graveyard, the municipal cemetery’s director, Héctor Baccega, said that the first time he saw the dog, he arrived at the cemetery alone. The dog then did a couple of laps around the place before finding his master’s grave — all on his own and he arrives each day at 6,00 p. m. The town has used many times as the base of the Rally Argentina. It was also a stage of the 2015 and 2016 Dakar Rally, Municipal information, Municipal Affairs Federal Institute, Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. Complete Tourist Guide website Official website News Tourism Carlos Paz from abroad
6. Villa La Angostura – Villa La Angostura is a village located in the Los Lagos Department in the south of the Argentine province of Neuquén, on the northwest shore of the Nahuel Huapi Lake. The town is located nearby Cardenal Antonio Samoré Pass that links it with Osorno in Chile, the elevation of the city centre is about 790 m, the lake is at 765 m. Surrounding mountains range from 1,500 m to about 2,000 m, the areas climate is with marked alpine characteristics despite relatively low altitudes. Summers are known for being sunny and pleasant, with temperatures usually between 18 °C and 25 °C, but with cold nights between 2 °C and 9 °C. Temperatures will reach 30 °C only a couple of every year. Rainfall in the summer averages 70 mm to 85 mm per month, with a high variability from one year to another. March brings more frequent frost, but also stretches of sunny weather. The average high temperature is 19 °C, the low is 4 °C, occasionally 30 °C can be reached, the average high is 14 °C, the low is 2 °C or 35 Fand by late April any cloudless night will be frosty. May is known for being extremely rainy, with an amount of 434 mm. It is also often the month of the first significant snowfall, in September, the storminess diminishes slightly, and high temperatures reach an average of 11 °C, although low temperatures only increase to -1 °C. By the end of the month, there might be stretches of pleasant weather and comfortable temperatures, average highs are 14 °C, lows are 1 °C, and precipitation reaches 121 mm. November brings springlike weather, much lower precipitation but strong winds, storminess might be a bit higher as in November, with an average of 90 mm of rain. On the whole, Villa La Angosturas climate is noted for being among the rainiest in Argentina, for having no frost-free periods whatsoever, areas west of the city are much rainier, with over 3,000 mm over Brazo Rincon. Nearby La Angostura is the Cerro Bayo and its ski centre, the resorts base, at only 250 m higher than the city, usually only sees sufficient snow cover for a few weeks in midwinter, following large storms. However, slopes above the altitude of 1,200 m offer reliable snow cover, the view from the top is impressive, especially toward the west, across Nahuel Huapi lake, with the majestic, heavily glaciated Cerro Tronador, clearly visible. La Angostura is considered among the attractions of Argentinas Andean Patagonia not only because of the wooden town itself. On its west side is the Nahuel Huapi Lake, and to the east, both lakes are connected by the Correntoso River, which, with 200 meters of length, is one of the sport fishing destinations around La Angostura. The architecture of the town follows a stylized Alpine wooden style similar to that of Bariloches city centre, there are shops and restaurants of artisanal products such as chocolate, beer and trout