Tucumán Province

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Province of Argentina
Government building in San Miguel de Tucumán
Government building in San Miguel de Tucumán
Flag of Tucumán
Coat of arms of Tucumán
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): The Garden of the Republic
Location of Tucumán within Argentina
Location of Tucumán within Argentina
Coordinates: 27°0′0″S 65°30′0″W / 27°S 65.5°W / -27; -65.5Coordinates: 27°0′0″S 65°30′0″W / 27°S 65.5°W / -27; -65.5
Country Argentina
Capital San Miguel de Tucumán
Departments 17
Municipalities 112
 • Governor Juan Luis Manzur[1]
 • Total 22,524 km2 (8,697 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,448,188
 • Density 64.2953/km2 (166.524/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Tucumano
Time zone ART (UTC−3)
ISO 3166 code AR-T
Website www.tucuman.gov.ar

Tucumán is the smallest of the provinces of Argentina. It is in the northwest of the country and its capital is San Miguel de Tucumán, often shortened to Tucumán.

The province has the nickname El Jardín de la República (The Garden of the Republic), as it is a highly productive agricultural area.

Geography[change | change source]

The province of Tucumán has an area of 22,524 km2 (8,697 sq mi) and is surrounded by the provinces:

Tucumán has two main different geographical regions. The east is associated with the Gran Chaco flat lands, while the west presents a mixture of the Sierras of the Pampas to the south and the canyons of the Argentine Northwest to the north.

The highest peak in the province is the Cerro del Bolsón near the border with the Catamarca province. It has an elevation of 5,550 m (18,209 ft).

The main river of the province is the Dulce that flows through the province where is known as the Salí river.

Climate[change | change source]

San Miguel de Tucumán, with an elevation of 449 m (1,473 ft), has a humid subtropical climate (subtype Cfa in the Köppen climate classification).

The average temperature for the year in San Miguel de Tucumán is 19.3 °C (66.7 °F). The warmest month, on average, is January with an average temperature of 25.3 °C (77.5 °F). The coolest month on average is July, with an average temperature of 12.1 °C (53.8 °F).

The average amount of precipitation for the year in San Miguel de Tucumán is 1,013.5 mm (39.9 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is January with 210.8 mm (8.3 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is July with an average of 10.2 mm (0.4 in).[2]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Tucumán are known, in Spanish, as Tucumanos (women: Tucumanas).

The province of Tucumán has a population, in 2010, of 1,448,188;[3] its population density is of 64.3 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Tucumán

Education[change | change source]

There are four universities in Tucumán:

  1. Universidad Nacional de Tucumán (National University of Tucumán).
  2. Facultad Regional Tucumán, part of the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (National Technological University).
  3. Universidad del Norte Santo Tomás de Aquino (Saint Thomas Aquinas University of the North).
  4. Universidad San Pablo-T (Saint Paul-T University).

Political division[change | change source]

The province is divided into 17 departments (Spanish: departamentos).

Departments of Tucumán province
No. Department Capital Area[4]
1 Burruyacú Burruyacú &&&&&&&&&&&03605.&&&&&03,605 &&&&&&&&&&036951.&&&&&036,951 10.2
2 Capital San Miguel de Tucumán &&&&&&&&&&&&&091.&&&&&091 &&&&&&&&&0548866.&&&&&0548,866 6,031.5
3 Chicligasta Concepción &&&&&&&&&&&01267.&&&&&01,267 &&&&&&&&&&080735.&&&&&080,735 63.7
4 Cruz Alta Banda del Río Salí &&&&&&&&&&&01255.&&&&&01,255 &&&&&&&&&0180499.&&&&&0180,499 143.8
5 Famaillá Famaillá &&&&&&&&&&&&0427.&&&&&0427 &&&&&&&&&&034542.&&&&&034,542 80.9
6 Graneros Graneros &&&&&&&&&&&01678.&&&&&01,678 &&&&&&&&&&013551.&&&&&013,551 8.1
7 Juan Bautista Alberdi Juan Bautista Alberdi &&&&&&&&&&&&0730.&&&&&0730 &&&&&&&&&&030237.&&&&&030,237 41.4
8 La Cocha La Cocha &&&&&&&&&&&&0917.&&&&&0917 &&&&&&&&&&019002.&&&&&019,002 20.7
9 Leales Bella Vista &&&&&&&&&&&02027.&&&&&02,027 &&&&&&&&&&054949.&&&&&054,949 27.1
10 Lules Lules &&&&&&&&&&&&0540.&&&&&0540 &&&&&&&&&&068474.&&&&&068,474 126.8
11 Monteros Monteros &&&&&&&&&&&01169.&&&&&01,169 &&&&&&&&&&063641.&&&&&063,641 54.4
12 Rio Chico Aguilares &&&&&&&&&&&&0585.&&&&&0585 &&&&&&&&&&056847.&&&&&056,847 97.2
13 Simoca Simoca &&&&&&&&&&&01261.&&&&&01,261 &&&&&&&&&&030876.&&&&&030,876 24.5
14 Tafí del Valle Tafí del Valle &&&&&&&&&&&02741.&&&&&02,741 &&&&&&&&&&014933.&&&&&014,933 5.4
15 Tafí Viejo Tafí Viejo &&&&&&&&&&&01210.&&&&&01,210 &&&&&&&&&0121638.&&&&&0121,638 100.5
16 Trancas Trancas &&&&&&&&&&&02862.&&&&&02,862 &&&&&&&&&&017371.&&&&&017,371 6.1
17 Yerba Buena Yerba Buena &&&&&&&&&&&&0160.&&&&&0160 &&&&&&&&&&075076.&&&&&075,076 469.2

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