It is still not clear where its name comes from, some believe that it was baptized as Caleta, in reference to the geographical feature similar to a small crescent-shaped bay and Olivia, in homage to the only lady who traveled on the navy ship National Guard who discovered the area during the installation of the telegraph line from Buenos Aires to Cabo Vírgenes. On the other hand, it is believed that its name comes from the olive color that the sea had at that time and that it was observed by foreign crew members, and in the telegram sent by Captain Guttero to Buenos Aires, the name of the place was detailed as Coleté Olivié (in French), which was later translated as Caleta Olivia.
On November 16, 1901, the telegram arrived in Buenos Aires in which the creation of the Telegraph and Post Office was announced, after this, the date was associated with the inauguration of the city, leaving November 20 of every year as the day of celebration.
After the discovery of oil, the city of Caleta Olivia began to experience a revolution, causing this town to rapidly transform itself into a settlement area for new immigrants. Since then Caleta Olivia went from being a simple intermediary port to a city with its own movement.
On September 29 of 1946, the Caleta Olivia oil deposit was officially inaugurated, which includes the Cañadón Seco area. This generated an appreciable change in the population of this city, pier and commercial head of the Santa Cruz oil region, which began to grow vigorously.
Regarding the climate, the city of Caleta Olivia has a maritime type with low humidity, in the plateau area the climate is more rigorous since it is characterized by its aridity, however the average temperature of the city varies between 4 ° C and 26 ° C.
The tourist activity in Caleta Olivia begins in the downtown area, the geographical accident the "cove", which due to its historical significance, refers to the arrival of the National Guard ship, also the construction of the telegraphic line, the settlement of the first settlers, mostly Europeans, and a description of the dwellings that remain intact there.
In addition to that, you can see the Caleta Olivia Pier, Las Roquitas Beach, the Monument to the Oil Worker, the Natural Tourist Circuit, among other tourist attractions.
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