Jujuy Province

Jujuy Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms


Geografical Situation


Jujuy Province Map

Area: 53,219 KM2

Population: 611,484 (2001).

Capital City: San Salvador de Jujuy.

Main Cities: San Salvador de Jujuy, San Pedro, Libertador General San Martín, La Quiaca, Tilcara.


The province of Jujuy, northwestern Argentina, is bounded by the Republic of Bolivia, on the north; the province of Salta, on the east and south; and the republics of Chile and Bolivia, on the west.


It has an area of 53,219 square kilometers (1.4% of the country total), stretching in a highly irregular shape; the relief is dominated by the Puna de Atacama, which is an elevated plateau of medium height, exceeding 11,480 feet above sea level, conforming an ambient of peneplain. Outstanding in this landscape are highlands and volcanic massifs.

Political Organization and Demographic Structure:

This province, having San Salvador de Jujuy as its capital city, is divided into 16 departments, with separate political and administrative powers.

Annual growth rate is 21.6‰, while density amounts to 10 inhabitants per square kilometer. Urban population represents 84%. (2001).

Tilcara Church


Alpacas and Vicuñas are a part of the Jujuy Landscape

Weather Forecast Salvador de Jujuy

Weather Conditions at San Salvador de Jujuy

Weather:

It has an area of 53,219 square kilometers (1.4% of the country total), stretching in a highly irregular shape; the relief is dominated by the Puna de Atacama, which is an elevated plateau of medium height, exceeding 11,480 feet above sea level, conforming an ambient of peneplain. Outstanding in this landscape are highlands and volcanic massifs.

Economic Structure:

In 1993, the primary sector of the province contributed 23% to the value added of the total supply of goods and services. The secondary sector generated 40%, and the remaining 37% of the global economic activity corresponds to the supply of financial, transport and communication, commerce, tourism, and government services.

An outstanding characteristic of Jujuy’s economy is the high relative weight of its industrial sector. Other distinctive aspects consist in a high concentration of its productive activities in a few agroindustries (basically tobacco and sugar, citrus and related products), siderurgy, cellulose and paper industry and mining, especially metalliferous minerals. Oil and gas production is also to be mentioned, since considerable reserves are expected from new explorations in progress.

Tourism:

Tourist attractiveness is chiefly based on its landscape plenty of mountains and deep valleys as well as its rich indigenous tradition. Tourists should visit Quebrada de Humahuaca and all the small town in that region: Humahuaca, Tilcara, Tumbaya, Miamará, Purmamaraca, Laguna de los Pozuelos National Monument, Calilegua National National Park.

Places to Visit

Calilegua Nat. Park

Laguna de los Pozuelos