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Encyclopedia > Santiago del Estero Province
Santiago del Estero
Capital Santiago del Estero
Area 136,351 km²
Population 804,457 (2001)
Density 5.9/km²
Governor Dr. Gerardo Zamora
Demonym Santiagueño

Santiago del Estero is a province of Argentina, located in the north of the country. Neighbouring provinces are from the north clockwise Salta, Chaco, Santa Fe, Córdoba, Catamarca and Tucumán. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Santiago del Estero is a town in northern Argentina, capital of Santiago del Estero Province, on the Dulce 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 is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (520x1004, 13 KB) Provincia de Santiago del Estero, Argentina A map highlighting Santiago del Estero Province, Argentina. ... Argentina consists of 23 provinces (provincias, singular - provincia), and 1 federal district (Capital Federal *). Capital Federal * Buenos Aires Catamarca Chaco Chubut Córdoba Corrientes Entre Ríos Formosa Jujuy La Pampa La Rioja Mendoza Misiones Neuquén Río Negro Salta San Juan San Luis Santa Cruz Santa Fe Santiago... Salta is a province of Argentina, located in the northwest of the country. ... Map of Argentina highlighting the province Chaco Province is in the north of Argentina, near the border of Paraguay. ... Santa Fe is a province of Argentina, located in the north of the country. ... Córdoba is a province of Argentina, located in the centre of the country. ... Map of Argentina highlighting the province Catamarca is a province of Argentina, located in the northwest of the country. ... Map of Argentina highlighting the province Tucumán is a province of Argentina, located in the northwest of the country. ...

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History

The autochthonous inhabitants of these lands where the Juríes-Tonocotés, Sanavirones and other tribes.


Diego de Rojas first reached this lands in 1542. Francisco de Aguirre founded in 1553 the city of Santiago del Estero as the only northern city founded by Spanish conquistadores coming from the Pacific Ocean. Spanish conqueror of century XVI. The first encounter of the Spaniards with the natives who lived in the present Argentine territory, one took place when the entrance of Diego de Rojas, shortly after the conquest of Peru by Francisco Pizarro. ... Santiago del Estero is a town in northern Argentina, capital of Santiago del Estero Province, on the Dulce River. ... Conquistador (meaning Conqueror in the Spanish language) is the term used to refer to the soldiers, explorers, and adventurers who brought much of the Americas under Spanish rule between the 15th and 17th centuries. ...


Santiago then belonged to different governments, passing from the intendency of Tucumán to the Audiencia de Charcas, then again to Tucumán, to be later be named capital of it. Map of Argentina highlighting the province Tucumán is a province of Argentina, located in the northwest of the country. ...


But the bishop moved to Córdoba in 1699 and the government moved to Salta 2 years later. What's more, the silver route between Buenos Aires and the Viceroyalty of Peru passed though Tucumán rather than thought Santiago. All this facts drastically reduced the importance of the city, and the territory. By the beginning of the 19th century the city had hardly 5,000 inhabitants. Avenida Colón, Córdoba Córdoba is a city located in the foothills of the Sierra Chica mountains on the Suquía river, the center of Argentinas most productive agricultural area. ... Salta is a city in Argentina and the capital of Salta Province. ... Buenos Aires (Good Airs in Spanish, originally meaning Fair Winds) is the capital of Argentina and its largest city and port, as well as one of the largest cities in South America. ... Created in 1542, the Viceroyalty of Peru (in Spanish, Virreinato del Perú) contained most of Spanish-ruled South America until the creation of the separate viceroyalties of New Granada (now Colombia, Ecuador, Panamá and Venezuela, the last-named previously in the Viceroyalty of New Spain) in 1717 and Río...


With the creation of the intendency of Salta, Santiago del Estero was moved to the new intendency of Tucumán. In the middle of the national conflict, Santiago del Estero separates from Tucumán in 1820. In 1856 the provincial constitution was formulated.


At the beginning of the 20th century Santiago del Estero acquired part of the lands disputed with the Chaco Province. By that time the province had 4 cities and 35,000 inhabitans, most of which lived in precarious conditions. The construction of the Los Quiroga dam in 1950 permitted increase the productivity of the arid land by irrigation. Map of Argentina highlighting the province Chaco Province is in the north of Argentina, near the border of Paraguay. ...


Geography and climate

The province is located almost completely in the flat lands of the Gran Chaco, with some depressions that. Its in these depression that some lagoons form, mainly at Bañado de Figueroa, Bañado de Añatuya, and those near the basin of the Salado River and Dulce River. The Sumampa and Ambargasta sierras are the result of the influence of the Pampas at the southwest. Landscape in the Gran Chaco, Paraguay The Gran Chaco (Quechua chaqu, hunting land), dubbed by some as the last South American frontier, is an arid, sparsely populated, very hot, semi-desertic, lowland region of the River Plate basin, divided between Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina and a small portion in Brazil called... 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. ... The pampas (from Quechua for plain) are the fertile lowlands that extend across c. ...


The soil, rich in lime and salt, is arid and presents semi-deserts and steppes. The predominant weather is sub-tropical with dry season and high temperatures during the entire year; the annual average is 21.5°C, with maximums of up to 47°C and minimums of -5°C. The dry season, during the winter, receives an average of 120 mm of precipitation, but the annual average is 700 mm. A steppe in Western Kazakhstan in early spring In physical geography, a steppe (from Russian step) is a plain without trees (apart from those near rivers and lakes); it is similar to a prairie, although a prairie is generally reckoned as being dominated by tall grasses, while short grasses are...


Economy

The economy of the province is based on the primary production, specially on the agriculture, which is centred on the basins of the Salado River and Dulce River. The main crops include cotton (20% of the national production), soybean, maize and onion. 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. ... Dulce River (Spanish:Río Dulce, Quechua: Misky Mayu) is the most important river in the Argentine province] of Santiago del Estero. ... Cotton is a soft fibre that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant, a shrub native to the tropical and subtropical regions of both the Old World and the New World. ... Binomial name Glycine max Merr. ... Binomial name Zea mays L. Maize (Zea mays ssp. ... Binomial name Allium cepa L. Onion in the general sense can be used for any plant in the Genus Allium but used without qualifiers usually means Allium cepa L., also called the garden onion. ...


Cattle is also important, mainly on the east, were there weather conditions makes it possible, but goats, with 15% of the national production, adapt better to the rest of the province. Species See Species and subspecies A goat is an mammal in the genus Capra, which consists of nine species: the Ibex, the West Caucasian Tur, the East Caucasian Tur, the Markhor, and the Wild Goat. ...


The wood industry of quebracho and algarrobo has also added implanted species totaling an annual average of over 300 thousand tons, of which around 100 thousand tons are used for timber and the rest for firewood and vegetal coal. Quebracho is one of the common names, in Spanish, of at least three similar species of trees that grow in the Gran Chaco region of South America: Schinopsis lorentzii (quebracho colorado santiagueño), of the family Anacardiaceae; Schinopsis balansae (quebracho colorado chaqueño), of the same family; Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco... Algarrobo is the Spanish common name for several tree species, such as: The European carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua) South American trees of genus Prosopis: algarrobo blanco (Prosopis alba) algarrobo negro (Prosopis nigra) This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ...


There is little mining, and only small sized industrial enterprises centred mainly on food, textiles and leather.


Tourism is somewhat developed, but only around the main tourist attractions. Tourist visit Santiago del Estero (the oldest city in Argentina) and its historical buildings and museums, Termas de Río Hondo and the Río Hondo hot springs with its 200 hotels, and the Frontal dam where water sports are practiced. Santiago del Estero is a town in northern Argentina, capital of Santiago del Estero Province, on the Dulce River. ... Green Dragon Spring at Norris Geyser A hot spring is a place where warm or hot groundwater issues from the ground on a regular basis for at least a predictable part of the year, and is significantly above the ambient ground temperature (which is usually around 55~57 F or...


The province is home to the Copo National Park, and 4 protected areas: Bañados de Figueroa, Sierras de Ambargasta, Sierra de Guasayan and Sierras de Sumampa. The Copo National Park is a national park of Argentina, located in the Copo Department, province of Santiago del Estero. ...


Political division

The province is divided into 27 departments (Spanish: departamentos). The word department has a number of meanings: It can mean an administrative sector of the government. ...


Department (Capital)

  1. Aguirre (Villa General Mitre)
  2. Alberdi (Campo Gallo)
  3. Atamisqui (Villa Atamisqui)
  4. Avellaneda (Herrera)
  5. Banda (La Banda)
  6. Belgrano (Bandera)
  7. Capital (Santiago del Estero)
  8. Choya (Frías)
  9. Copo (Monte Quemado)
  10. Figueroa (La Cañada)
  11. General Taboada (Añatuya)
  12. Guasayán (San Pedro de Guasayán)
  13. Jiménez (Pozo Hondo)
  14. Juan Felipe Ibarra (Suncho Corral)
  15. Loreto (Loreto)
  16. Mitre (Villa Unión)
  17. Moreno (Quimilí)
  18. Ojo de Agua (Villa Ojo de Agua)
  19. Pellegrini (La Fragua)
  20. Quebrachos (Sumampa)
  21. Río Hondo (Termas de Río Hondo)
  22. Rivadavia (Selva)
  23. Robles (Fernández)
  24. Salavina (Los Telares)
  25. San Martín (Brea Pozo)
  26. Sarmiento (Garza)
  27. Silípica (Arraga)

The name Aguirre can refer to: Former NBA player Mark Aguirre. ... Santiago del Estero is a town in northern Argentina, capital of Santiago del Estero Province, on the Dulce River. ...

External links

  • Historia de Santiago del Estero
  • Official site: Santiago del Estero Province (in Spanish)


Provinces of Argentina Flag of Argentina
Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires Province | Catamarca | Chaco | Chubut | Córdoba | Corrientes | Entre Ríos | Formosa | Jujuy | La Pampa | La Rioja | Mendoza | Misiones | Neuquen | Río Negro | Salta | San Juan | San Luis | Santa Cruz | Santa Fe | Santiago del Estero | Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica, and South Atlantic Islands | Tucumán

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