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San Miguel de Tucumán

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.
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.
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Country  Argentina
Province  Tucumán
Department Capital
Established 1565, 1685
Area
 • City 90 km2 (34.88 sq mi)
 • Metro
480 km2 (209.3 sq mi)
Elevation
431 m (1,300 ft)
Population
 (2010 census)
 • Urban
548,866
 • Metro
830,000
Time zone UTC−3 (ART)
Climate Cwa
Website https://www.smt.gob.ar/

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 [es] 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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