Santiago del Estero Province

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Santiago del Estero
Province of Argentina
Government building in Santiago del Estero
Government building in Santiago del Estero
Flag of Santiago del Estero
Flag
Coat of arms of Santiago del Estero
Coat of arms
Location of Santiago del Estero within Argentina
Location of Santiago del Estero within Argentina
Coordinates: 27°47′0″S 64°16′0″W / 27.78333°S 64.26667°W / -27.78333; -64.26667Coordinates: 27°47′0″S 64°16′0″W / 27.78333°S 64.26667°W / -27.78333; -64.26667
Country Argentina
Capital Santiago del Estero
Departments 27
Municipalities 28
Government
 • Governor Claudia Ledesma Abdala[1]
Area
 • Total 136,351 km2 (52,645 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 874,006
 • Density 6.4/km2 (17/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Santiagueño
Time zone ART (UTC−3)
ISO 3166 code AR-G
Website www.sde.gov.ar

Santiago del Estero is a province in the north of Argentina. Its capital is the city of Santiago del Estero

Geography[change | change source]

The province of Santiago del Estero has an area of 136,351 km2 (52,645 sq mi); the province is in the northern part of the country and is surrounded by the provinces Salta, Chaco, Santa Fe, Córdoba, Catamarca and Tucumán.

Most of the province is in the Gran Chaco flat lands with some low places where some small lakes are formed. In some low places, there are wetlands that are known here as Esteros.

The main rivers of the province are the Dulce, that is known as Salí river in Tucumán, and the Salado.

Climate[change | change source]

Santiago del Estero has an arid climate, subtype Bsh in the Köppen climate classification.

The average temperature for the year in Santiago del Estero is 20.4 °C (68.7 °F). The warmest month, on average, is January with an average temperature of 26.9 °C (80.4 °F). The coolest month on average is June, with an average temperature of 12.3 °C (54.1 °F).

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Santiago del Estero is 546.1 mm (21.5 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is January with 104.1 mm (4.1 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is July with an average of 5.1 mm (0.2 in).[2]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Santiago del Estero are known, in Spanish, as Santiagueños (women: Santiagueñas).

The province of Santiago del Estero has a population, in 2010, of 874,006;[3] its population density is of 6.4 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Santiago del Estero

Political division[change | change source]

The province is divided into 27 departments (Spanish: departamentos).

No. Department Capital Area[4]
(km²)
Population[3]
(2010)
Density
1 Aguirre Pinto 3,692 7,610 2.1
2 Alberdi Department Campo Gallo 13,507 17,252 1.3
3 Atamisqui Villa Atamisqui 10,923 2,259 4.8
4 Avellaneda Herrera 3,902 20,763 5.3
5 Banda La Banda 3,597 142,279 39.6
6 Belgrano Bandera 3,314 9,243 2.8
7 Capital Santiago del Estero 2,116 267,125 126.2
8 Choya Frías 6,492 34,667 5.3
9 Copo Monte Quemado 12,604 31,404 2.5
10 Figueroa La Cañada 6,695 17,820 2.7
11 General Taboada Añatuya 6,040 38,105 6.3
12 Guasayán San Pedro de Guasayán 2,588 7,602 2.9
13 Jiménez Pozo Hondo 4,832 14,352 3.0
14 Juan Felipe Ibarra Suncho Corral 9,139 16,937 1.9
15 Loreto Loreto 3,337 20,036 6.0
16 Mitre Villa Unión 3,667 1,890 0.5
17 Moreno Quimilí 16,127 32,130 2.0
18 Ojo de Agua Villa Ojo de Agua 6,269 14,008 2.2
19 Pellegrini Nueva Esperanza 7,330 20,514 2.8
20 Quebrachos Sumampa 3,507 10,568 3.0
21 Río Hondo Termas de Río Hondo 2,124 54,867 25.8
22 Rivadavia Selva 3,402 5,015 1.5
23 Robles Fernández 1,424 44,415 31.2
24 Salavina Los Telares 3,562 11,217 3.1
25 San Martín Brea Pozo 2,097 9,831 4.7
26 Sarmiento Garza 1,549 4,607 3.0
27 Silípica Arraga 1,179 7,712 6.5

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gobernador". Gobierno de la Provincia de Santiago del Estero. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  2. "Santiago del Estero, Argentina - Köppen Climate Classification". Weatherbase. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Argentina: Santiago del Estero". City Population. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  4. "Superficie de partidos y departamentos según división político territorial" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 30 May 2017. 

Other websites[change | change source]

Provinces of Argentina Flag of Argentina
Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires Province | Catamarca | Chaco | Chubut | Córdoba | Corrientes | Entre Ríos | Formosa | Jujuy | La Pampa | La Rioja | Mendoza | Misiones | Neuquen | Río Negro | Salta | San Juan | San Luis | Santa Cruz | Santa Fe | Santiago del Estero | Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica, and South Atlantic Islands | Tucumán