San Miguel de Tucumán facts for kids
|San Miguel de Tucumán
From top, left to right: San Miguel de Tucumán Cathedral, Historical House of Independence, Basilica of San Francisco, Ninth of July Park, National University of Tucumán, Tucumán Government Palace, view of Barrio Norte and the house of Bishop Colombres.
|• City||90 km2 (34.88 sq mi)|
|• Metro||480 km2 (209.3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||431 m (1,300 ft)|
|Population (2010 census)|
|Time zone||ART (UTC−3)|
San Miguel de Tucumán is the capital of the Tucumán Province, located in northern Argentina 1,311 kilometres (815 mi) from Buenos Aires. It is the fifth-largest city of Argentina after Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Rosario and Mendoza and the most important of the northern region. The Spanish Conquistador Diego de Villarroel founded the city in 1565 in the course of an expedition from present-day Peru. Tucumán moved to its present site in 1685.
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