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San Miguel de Tucumán

Administration
Full nameSan Miguel de Tucumán
Official nameSan Miguel de Tucumán
CountryArgentina
Established1565, 1682
Government
IntendantDomingo Amaya
Geography
Total Area34.88 sq mi (90.3 km2)
Metro Area209.3 sq mi (542.1 km2)
Elevation1300 ft (396.2 m)
Demography
Total Population527607 (2009 est.)
Metro (pop.)830000

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San Miguel de Tucumán (usually referred to as simply Tucumán) is the capital of the Tucumán Province, located in northern Argentina at 1311 km (814.6 mi) from Buenos Aires. It is the fifth biggest city of Argentina after Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Rosario and Mendoza, and it is also the most important city of Northern Argentina. It was founded in 1565 by Spanish Conquistador Diego de Villarroel during an expedition from Peru, and was moved to its present site in 1685.


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