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Cities in Tucumán, Argentina
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Aguilares3 Lules3
Alderetes2 Monteros2
Banda del Río Salí5 San Miguel de Tucumán364
Concepción22 Tafi del Valle1
El Manantial2 Tafí Viejo8
Juan B. Alberdi1 Yerba Buena76
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San Miguel de Tucumán (usually referred to as simply Tucumán) is the largest city in north Argentina, with a population of 525,853 per the 2001 census [INDEC]. The metropolitan area totals 806,000, making it the fifth-largest in the country. It is the capital of the province of Tucumán. It was founded in 1565 by Spanish Diego de Villarroel travelling south from Peru and was moved to the present site in 1685. The city is bordered on the north by Las Talitas (Tafí Viejo), on the east by Banda del Río Salí and Alderetes (Cruz Alta), on the west by the city of Yerba Buena, and on the south by Lules. The city sits on the slopes of the Aconquija mountains, the easternmost mountain range before the large Chaco-Pampean flats. It is the commercial center of an irrigated area that produces large quantities of sugarcane, rice, tobacco, and fruit, and provides the province with its nickname, the Garden of the Republic. The National University of Tucumán (1914) and the Saint Thomas Aquinas University of the North (1965) are in the city. On July 9, 1816 a congress gathered in Tucumán declared the independence from Spain, which did not officially recognize it until 1862. The meeting place of the congress, the House of Tucumán, has been reconstructed as a national monument.

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Edited by: t0ma5 on 27.11.2007
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ionale wrote:

Many partys, many green mountains (Forest), most important historical places, important archeological place (natives), etc etc

veve wrote:

many many maní

antonella wrote:

Mounains, Valleys, lakes, but the best landscape is the jungle in this mountains. Archeologic and Antropologic places, aborigen comunitys and museums (aren't so far away).

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