Tucumán Province facts for kids
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The Garden of the Republic
Location of Tucumán within Argentina
|Capital||San Miguel de Tucumán|
|Municipalities and rural communes||112|
|• Total||22,524 km2 (8,697 sq mi)|
|• Density||64.2953/km2 (166.524/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−3 (ART)|
|ISO 3166 code||AR-T|
|HDI (2016)||0.838 (14th)|
Tucumán is the smallest of the provinces of Argentina. It is in the northwest of the country and its capital is San Miguel de Tucumán, often shortened to Tucumán.
The province has the nickname El Jardín de la República (The Garden of the Republic), as it is a highly productive agricultural area.
The province of Tucumán has an area of 22,524 km2 (8,697 sq mi) and is surrounded by the provinces:
- Salta to the north;
- Santiago del Estero to the east; and
- Catamarca to the south and west.
Tucumán has two main different geographical regions. The east is associated with the Gran Chaco flat lands, while the west presents a mixture of the Sierras of the Pampas to the south and the canyons of the Argentine Northwest to the north.
The highest peak in the province is the Cerro del Bolsón near the border with the Catamarca province. It has an elevation of 5,550 m (18,209 ft).
The main river of the province is the Dulce that flows through the province where is known as the Salí river.
San Miguel de Tucumán, with an elevation of 449 m (1,473 ft), has a humid subtropical climate (subtype Cfa in the Köppen climate classification).
The average temperature for the year in San Miguel de Tucumán is 19.3 °C (66.7 °F). The warmest month, on average, is January with an average temperature of 25.3 °C (77.5 °F). The coolest month on average is July, with an average temperature of 12.1 °C (53.8 °F).
The average amount of precipitation for the year in San Miguel de Tucumán is 1,013.5 mm (39.9 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is January with 210.8 mm (8.3 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is July with an average of 10.2 mm (0.4 in).
The inhabitants of Tucumán are known, in Spanish, as Tucumanos (women: Tucumanas).
The province of Tucumán has a population, in 2010, of 1,448,188; its population density is of 64.3 inhabitants/km2.
Evolution of the population in Tucumán
There are four universities in Tucumán:
- Universidad Nacional de Tucumán (National University of Tucumán).
- Facultad Regional Tucumán, part of the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (National Technological University).
- Universidad del Norte Santo Tomás de Aquino (Saint Thomas Aquinas University of the North).
- Universidad San Pablo-T (Saint Paul-T University).
The province is divided into 17 departments (Spanish: departamentos).
|2||Capital||San Miguel de Tucumán||91||548,866||6,031.5|
|4||Cruz Alta||Banda del Río Salí||1,255||180,499||143.8|
|7||Juan Bautista Alberdi||Juan Bautista Alberdi||730||30,237||41.4|
|8||La Cocha||La Cocha||917||19,002||20.7|
|14||Tafí del Valle||Tafí del Valle||2,741||14,933||5.4|
|15||Tafí Viejo||Tafí Viejo||1,210||121,638||100.5|
|17||Yerba Buena||Yerba Buena||160||75,076||469.2|
San Martín theatre, San Miguel de Tucuman.
|Provinces 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|
Images for kids
Ruins of the Quilmes civilization, a Diaguita culture in the area
Mercedes Sosa, a folk singer from Tucumán
- In Spanish: Provincia de Tucumán