Tucumán

Tucumán Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms


Geografical Location


Tucumán Map

Area: 22.524 Km2


Population: 1.338.523 habitantes (Censo 2001).


Capital City: San Miguel de Tucumán - 527.607 habitantes (censo 2001).

Main City: San Miguel de Tucumán, Banda del Río Salí, Tafí Viejo , Aguilares, Concepción, Monteros, Simoca, El Siambón, San Javier, San Pedro de Colalao, Yerba Buena, Tafí del Valle.


The province of Tucumán, northwestern Argentina, is bounded by the province of Salta on the north; the province of Santiago del Estero on the east; and the province of Catamarca on the south and west.

It has an area of 22,524 square kilometers (0.6% of the national total). In spite of its size, the geographic location and the very contrasting relief give the territory a great variety of landscapes, encompassing from the plains covered with thorny montes to the forests of the hillsides, and from the wide plains to the snowcapped summits.

With abundant water resources, coming down through collectors from the west and the east, the Tucumán prairie is crossed by the Salí river. This abundance of water, and the numerous irrigation works made Tucumán «the garden of the Republic». Near the northern fringe of these lands is located San Miguel de Tucumán, which is one of the earlier settlements of the country.

Average annual temperature is 18°C/65°F, while total annual precipitation amounts to nearly 1,000 mm.

San Miguel de Tucumán Cathedral
Weather Forecast fore Tucumán

Weather Conditions in Tucumán City

Weather:

Warm subtropical weather with a dry season in winter.

During the October-March period, rains over 39 inches (1,000 mm) per year are frequent. The annual maximum average temperature is 77º F (25º C) with a minimum of 55º F (13º C).

The province has different microclimates owing to the variation in its relief height.

Political Organization and Demographic Structure

This province, whose capital is San Miguel de Tucumán, is divided into 11 departments, with separate political and administrative powers.

Annual average growth rate is 15.3‰, while density comes up to 51 inhabitants per square kilometer. Urban population amounts to 82%. (2001).

Quilmes Ruins

Amaicha del Valle

Economic Structure:

In 1993, the primary sector contributed 11% to the value added of the total supply of goods and services. The secondary sector generated 31%, while the 58% of the global economic activity corresponds to the supply of financial, transport and communications, commerce, tourism, and government services.

Tucumán’s economy is still strongly based on the sugar agroindustry; yet, it is fairly diversified. Citriculture is highly developed (principally lemon and the processing of juice and essence), with important volumes sold in foreign markets. Outstanding within the industrial sector are trucks, passenger transport vehicles and parts, sporting footwear and textiles.

Places to Visit

Campo de los Alisos National Park