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Encyclopedia > San Luis Province
San Luis


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Capital San Luis
Area 76,748 km²
Population 367,933 (2001)
Density 4.8/km²
Governor Alberto Rodríguez Saá
Demonym Puntano
ISO 3166-2 AR-D


San Luis is a province of Argentina located near the geographical center of the country (on the 32º South parallel). Neighboring provinces are, from the north clockwise, La Rioja, Córdoba, La Pampa, Mendoza and San Juan. San Luis is a city in the Cuyo region of Argentina, and the capital of San Luis Province, at the feet of the Sierras Grandes, on the Río Chorrillos River. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Alberto José Rodríguez Saá Páez Montero (born 1949) is an Argentine Peronist politician, governor of San Luis Province. ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... ISO 3166-2:AR is an ISO standard which defines geocodes: it is the subset of ISO 3166-2 which applies to Argentina. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 310 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (520 × 1004 pixel, file size: 13 KB, MIME type: image/png) Provincia de San Luis, Argentina A map highlighting San Luis Province, Argentina. ... Argentina is subdivided in 23 provinces (Spanish: provincias, singular - provincia) and 1 federal district (capital federal). ... The Clockwise direction A clockwise motion is one that proceeds like the clocks hands: from the top to the right, then down and then to the left, and back to the top. ... La Rioja is a one of the provinces of Argentina and is located in the west of the country. ... Córdoba is a province of Argentina, located in the center of the country. ... Categories: Argentina geography stubs | Argentine provinces ... Mendoza is one of the 23 provinces of Argentina, located in the western central part of the country in the Cuyo region. ... San Juan is a province of Argentina, located in the westen part of the country. ...

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History

The present area of the San Luis Province was inhabited by different aboriginal tribes: Michilingües, Calchaquíes, Ranqueles, Puelches, and Pehuenches. The Calchaqui were a tribe of South American Indians, now extinct, who formerly occupied northern Argentina. ... The Puelche are an extinct tribe of South American Indians. ...


The city of San Luis was founded in 1594 by Luis Jufré de Loaysa y Meneses, to be later abandoned after repeated attacks of the natives, and then again by Martín García Onez de Loyola in 1596 under the name San Luis de Loyola Nueva Medina de Río Seco. San Luis is a city in the Cuyo region of Argentina, and the capital of San Luis Province, at the feet of the Sierras Grandes, on the Río Chorrillos River. ... Events February 27 - Henry IV is crowned King of France at Rheims. ... Events February 5 - 26 catholics crucified in Nagasaki, Japan. ...


In 1712 the city was severely damaged in an attack of the aboriginal malones and had to be rebuilt, along with a series of fortresses in that area. // Events Treaty of Aargau signed between Catholic and Protestants. ...


Shortly after the creation of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata in 1776, the province was taken under the intendency of Córdoba and, in 1813, to the intendency of Cuyo. On March 1820 the province declared its autonomy, and its constitution in 1855. Created in 1776, the Viceroyalty of La Plata (in Spanish, Virreinato del Río de la Plata) was the last and most shortlived viceroyalty created by Spain. ... Year 1776 (MDCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1813 (MDCCCXIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... Cuyo is the name given to the wine-producing, mountainous area of north-west Argentina, comprising the provinces of San Juan, San Luis and Mendoza. ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1855 (MDCCCLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


The railway system reached San Luis in the year 1875, which led to the founding of small towns on its path, such as Villa Mercedes and Santa Rosa. 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


During the 1930s' crisis there was a massive exodus of almost half of the population of the province. It was reversed and stabilised after a tax reduction given to the province to encourage industrial development. Face The 1930s (years from 1930–1939) were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known in Europe as the World Depression. ...


Since the return of Argentina to democratic rule in 1983 (and as of 2005) the Rodríguez Saá family has managed to have a member on the governor's seat. This situation is usually explained by the opposition by long dated use of nepotism and propaganda of social welfare acts. In the last week of 2001, Adolfo Rodríguez Saá was interim president of Argentina for 7 days, during the social instability of December 2001. Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Soviet Propaganda Poster during the World War II. The text reads Red Army Fighter, SAVE US! Chinese propaganda poster from during the Cultural Revolution. ... ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Adolfo Rodríguez Saá Páez Montero (born July 25, 1947) is an Argentine politician of Peronist beliefs. ... Ad interim (ad int) is Latin for temporarily or in the meantime. It also refers to a diplomatic officer who acts in place of an ambassador, as in the term chargé daffaires ad interim. Examples from classic literature: No; but she has become queen of Paris, ad interim, and... Current President Néstor Kirchner The President of Argentina (full title: President of the Argentine Nation, Spanish: Presidente de la Nación Argentina) is the head of state of Argentina. ... The December 2001 riots were a period of civil unrest and rioting in Argentina, which took place during December 2001, with the most violent incidents taking place on December 19 and December 20 in the capital, Buenos Aires. ...


Geography and climate

Brush landscape, near Chosmes
Brush landscape, near Chosmes

The province has low sierras on the north neighboring the Pampas, and another such system on the west with the Guayaguas, Cantanal, Quijadas and Alto Pencoso Sierras, typical of the Cuyo region. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 465 pixelsFull resolution (1550 × 900 pixel, file size: 195 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 465 pixelsFull resolution (1550 × 900 pixel, file size: 195 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The pampas (from Quechua for plain) are the fertile lowlands that extend across c. ... Cuyo is the name given to the wine-producing, mountainous area of north-west Argentina, comprising the provinces of San Juan, San Luis and Mendoza. ...


On the central and souther part of the province predominate flatlands, and the Pampa de las Salinas great salt lake at the centre depression. For various uses of the term Flatlander, see Flatlander (disambiguation) Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a 1884 novella by Edwin Abbott Abbott, still popular among mathematics and computer science students, and considered useful reading for people studying topics such as the concept of other dimensions. ... This article needs to be wikified. ...


Even though the weather of the province is temperate-arid, there are numerous areas with milder microclimates, such as Villa de Merlo, where the land is fertile and the air less dry as the eastern slope retains the humidity of the Atlantic Ocean. In geography, temperate latitudes of the globe lie between the tropics and the polar circles. ... Tree ferns thrive in a protected dell at Heligan Gardens, in Cornwall, England, latitude 50° 15N A microclimate is a local atmospheric zone where the climate differs from the surrounding area. ... Villa de Merlo lies 796 meters above sea level at 32º 36 00 South, 66º 07 60 West, in the Department of Junín, Province of San Luis, Argentina, a small city administered by an intendant, presently Sergio Luis Guardia, FJpSL. The demotic for Merlo is merlino or merlina. Merlo...


The main rivers of the provinces are the Conlara and Quinto, and the border rivers of Desaguadero River and Salado River. The Desaguadero River is the general name of a river in western Argentina that receives a number of different names on its path of 1,515 kilometres, being its most important section named that way. ... The Salado River (in Spanish Río Salado, literally Salty River) is a river that crosses several provinces of Argentina, flowing 1,500 kilometres from its source in the Salta Province to end in the Paraná River, in the Santa Fe Province. ...


Economy

Before the tax reduction for the industry applied in the province in 1982, its economy was based almost exclusively on agriculture (mainly maize), and cattle, which is still very important specially related to diaries, meat plants, and tanneries. Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... “Corn” redirects here. ... cow and ox, see Cow (disambiguation) and Ox (disambiguation). ... == c programming[[a--203. ... Tanned leather in Marrakech This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Of the industries installed in San Luis after the tax reform, mainly in the city of San Luis and in Villa Mercedes, it is worth mentioning the production of home appliances, textiles, ceramics, plastics, and paper/cardboard articles. Corrugated cardboard. ...


Mining is concentrated on construction materials such as limestone and marble, but also extracted are tungsten, uranium and salt.-1... Venus de Milo, front. ... General Name, Symbol, Number tungsten, W, 74 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 6, 6, d Appearance grayish white, lustrous Standard atomic weight 183. ... General Name, Symbol, Number uranium, U, 92 Chemical series actinides Group, Period, Block n/a, 7, f Appearance silvery gray metallic; corrodes to a spalling black oxide coat in air Standard atomic weight 238. ... For other uses, see Salt (disambiguation). ...


Tourism

Even though San Luis is not common destination for international tourism, it receives a lot of Argentinians searching for the oxygen-rich mild-weather sierras that produce the well known microclimate around Villa de Merlo. Other destinations include the capital city, the Sierra de las Quijadas National Park, Valle del Conlara, Potrero de los Funes, El Trapiche, and the artificial lake of the La Florida dam. Villa de Merlo lies 796 meters above sea level at 32º 36 00 South, 66º 07 60 West, in the Department of Junín, Province of San Luis, Argentina, a small city administered by an intendant, presently Sergio Luis Guardia, FJpSL. The demotic for Merlo is merlino or merlina. Merlo... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Political division

The province is divided into nine departments (departamentos).

Department Capital
Ayacucho San Francisco de Monte de Oro
Belgrano Villa General Roca
Capital San Luis
Chacabuco Concarán
Coronel Pringles La Toma
General Pedernera Villa Mercedes
Gobernador Dupuy Buena Esperanza
Junín Santa Rosa
Libertador General San Martín Libertador General San Martín

San Luis is a city in the Cuyo region of Argentina, and the capital of San Luis Province, at the feet of the Sierras Grandes, on the Río Chorrillos River. ...

External links


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