Geometry in the Real World

Geometry in the Real World: Chimbote Main Square, Plaza de Armas, Peru, Golden Rectangle

Successive Golden Rectangles dividing a Golden Rectangle into squares (logarithmic spiral known as the golden spiral).


Chimbote, Santa, Ancash, Peru, Main Square, Plaza de Armas
Chimbote is the largest city in the Ancash Region of Peru, and the capital of both Santa Province and Chimbote District. The city is located on the coast in Chimbote Bay, 260 mi north of Lima.

The territory that now stands on Chimbote has been populated by cultures Moche, Wari, Recuay, Chimu and Inca. In Chimbote you can visit the archaeological sites of Punkurí, Pañamarca, Huaca San Pedro, El Castillo, and San José de Moro, among others. Source: Wikipedia: Chimbote.

Golden rectangle
A golden rectangle is a rectangle whose side lengths are in the golden ratio, one-to-phi, that is, approximately 1:1.618. A distinctive feature of this shape is that when a square section is removed, the remainder is another golden rectangle, that is, with the same proportions as the first. Square removal can be repeated infinitely, which leads to an approximation of the golden or Fibonacci spiral.
 

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Chimbote Main Square, Plaza de Armas, Peru, Golden Rectangles

 

 

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