Concordia, Entre Ríos

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Concordia
City
Concordia, Entre Rios, Argentina.jpg
Concordia is located in Argentina
Concordia
Concordia
Location of Concordia in Argentina
Coordinates: 31°24′S 58°2′W / 31.400°S 58.033°W / -31.400; -58.033Coordinates: 31°24′S 58°2′W / 31.400°S 58.033°W / -31.400; -58.033
Country  Argentina
Province  Entre Ríos
Department Concordia
Founded November 29, 1831
Government
 • Mayor Gustavo Bordet (Justicialist Party)
Area
 • Total 3.259 km2 (1.258 sq mi)
Elevation 21 m (69 ft)
Population (2010 census)
 • Total 149,450
 • Density 46,000/km2 (120,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) concordiense
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base E3200
Dialing code +54 345
Website Official website

San Antonio de Padua de la Concordia (usually shortened to Concordia) is a city in the north-east of the province of Entre Ríos in the Argentine Mesopotamia. It had about 172,000 inhabitants at the 2001 census [INDEC], and is the head town of the department of the same name.

History[edit]

Geography[edit]

Concordia lies on the right-hand (western) shore of the Uruguay River, opposite the city of Salto in Uruguay. The two cities are joined by a road/railway link that is part of the Salto Grande Dam complex (starting on the Argentine side 18 km north from the center of Concordia).

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen climate classification, Concordia has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).[1]:8 Mean monthly temperatures range from 12.5 °C (54.5 °F) in July, the coldest month, to 25.3 °C (78 °F) in January, the warmest month.[1]:8 Concordia receives a mean annual precipitation of 1,372.9 mm (54 in).[1]:11 Fall (March to May) is the wettest season while winter (June to August) is the driest season.[1]:11 However, there is great year to year variability in annual precipitation.[1]:12 The frost free period is 10 months long and in an average year, there are 8.6 days with frost.[1]:9


Nature[edit]

The city is known as the national capital of citrus production. El Palmar National Park, an important reserve for Yatay palm trees, lies 60 km south of the city.

Transport[edit]

The area is served by an airport (IATA: COC, ICAO: SAAC) located at 31°18′S 58°0′W / 31.300°S 58.000°W / -31.300; -58.000, but which is ostensibly not operational.

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Concordia's most architecturally significant residence, the Arruabarrena house.
Pedestrian Entre Ríos Street, Concordia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Ramos, Sergio; De Ruyver, Roberto; Gattinoni, Natalia; Garín, Rubén; Garran, Sergio. "Estación agrometeorológica del INTA Concordia 50 años de servicio a la comunidad" (PDF) (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria. Retrieved 24 July 2018. 
  2. ^ "Estadísticas Climatológicas Normales - período 1981-2010" (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Retrieved January 21, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Clima en la Argentina: Guia Climática por Concordia Aero". Caracterización: Estadísticas de largo plazo (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 

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