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Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world and there are many cities to discover. Enjoy our description of seven more Argentine cities and start dreaming of your stay abroad.
La Plata (The Silver) is the capital city of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It has a population of 894,253 inhabitants.
The city was developed and erected to serve as the provincial capital after the city of Buenos Aires was federalized in 1880. It was officially founded by Governor Dardo Rocha in 1882 who also included a university into his city plans. Today, the “National University of La Plata” is one of the most renowned universities in Argentina, and has over 75,000 regular students.
The University City La Plata resembles Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires when it comes to architecture and parks serving recreational purposes. But compared to its “big sister”, the city has several advantages: everything is conveniently accessible on foot; it offers a vibrant nightlife and cultural variety! Curious about other cities in Argentina? Have a look at Córdoba!
Paraná is the capital city of the province of Entre Ríos, located on the eastern banks of the Paraná River.
During the 16th century, inhabitants of the city of Santa Fe settled also at the other side of the river. Today, the two cities, Paraná and Santa Fe are connected via a tunnel.
Paraná has a population of 250.000 and is an important river port for the transhipment of cereals, cattle, fish, and lumber from the surrounding region. The principal industries installed are the manufacture of cement, furniture, and ceramics.
The city centre gathers colonial churches, European styles (such as that of the Government House), mixed styles (such as the city’s Cathedral) and modern towers like those near the Parque Urquiza. Curious about other cities in Argentina? have a look at Buenos Aires!
Jujuy is located in the north of Argentina close to the Andes, at the junction of the Río Grande de Jujuy and the Xibi Xibi River, 1,238 meters above sea level.
The city is the province‘s cultural and financial centre and home to the provincial government. Most administrative offices related to economic activities of the province are located here. These activities include petroleum extraction and pre-processing, sugarcane and sugar industry, tobacco, steel, citrus, and fruit and vegetable production.
San Salvador de Jujuy has a colonial city centre including the Cathedral and the Cabildo – and colourful Andean carnivals. The population of the province has a much more aboriginal character than the rest of the country, reflected in the predominant Quechua, Chiriguano, and Aymara cultures and people.
Tourist destinations not far from the city are Tilcara (84 km), Humahuaca (126 km), Salta (120 km) and the Calilegua National Park (111 km). Curious about other cities in Argentina? Have a look at Bariloche!
This city San Luis lies at the feet of the Sierras Grandes, along the Chorrillos River, and is set in a Dry Pampas plateau around 730 m above sea level.
The city was founded in 1594, by Luis Jufré de Loaysa. The settlement was later abandoned and was reestablished in 1632 by Martín García Oñez de Loyola. In 1882 the Argentine Great Western Railway reached the city on its way to Chile.
Points of interest in the city include the Park of the Nations, the neoclassical cathedral, a number of museums including the Dora Ochoa De Masramón Provincial Museum, and the colonial architecture. A number of landmarks honour the Argentine War of Independence, as well.
In the last years, San Luis has been working hard on its image as a modern city: All over the city there’s free Wi-fi available and the first ecological government-house of Argentina is placed in San Luis.
Fishing in the nearby Lake Potrero de los Funes, and other locations are also popular. The Sierra de las Quijadas National Park is located 122 kilometres from the city. The city’s climate is dry, with July average temperature between 3 and 15 °C and January average between 18 and 31 °C. Curious about other cities in Argentina? Have a look at Salta!
Father Roque González de Santa Cruz established a town called Anunciación in 1615, but ten years later the settlement was moved to the other side of the Paraná River to the present location of Encarnación, Paraguay. The first settlement (today Posadas) was not completely abandoned, and in 1867, during the Paraguayan War, the Brazilians set up a military base there. Following the end of the war, Paraguay renounced all claims to the area, and in 1879, the town was renamed after Antonio de Posadas, the Supreme Director of the Argentine Confederation.
Today, Posadas is the capital city of the Argentine province of Misiones. It is located some 1,300 kilometres from Buenos Aires, at the banks of the Paraná River, opposite to Encarnación (Paraguay) and connected with it by a bridge. The city has an area of 965 km² and a population of 324,756.
It is the provincial centre of the government, the economy, and culture. Food, furniture, textile, tobacco, and construction are its most important industries. Other important economic activities are services and commerce. The port of Posadas was once of great economic importance, today it is used only for a carrier of passengers, sports vessels, and boats for sand transport. Curious about other cities in Argentina? Have a look at Mendoza!
Neuquén is the capital city of the province bearing the same name. The word “Neuquén” comes from the Mapuche expression for “fast-flowing” as the river Limay flows with its plentiful volume at the south of the city.
The city is both an important agricultural centre, surrounded by fertile lands, thanks to the waters of the Neuquén and Limay rivers, and a petrochemical industrial centre that receives oil extracted from several points of the province. Also, Neuquén belongs economically and geographically to the Alto Valle region that produces apples, pears, and other fruits.
With the discovery of the “Vaca Muerta” oil fields (the 3rd largest shale gas & oil reserves in the world), the city has experienced a boom in construction and real estate. It is expected that over the next years the city will continue to experience strong growth as it is the only significant city in the region (it has an airport, office space and institutions to become the centre of the operations of the gas and oil gas companies, as well as for their suppliers).
Rawson (originally Welsh: “Trerawson”) is the capital of the Argentine province of Chubut (Patagonia) and has today about 26.000 inhabitants.
The city is located about 1,360 kilometres south of Buenos Aires and has a fishing port (Puerto Rawson) on the Atlantic coast, 5 km down the river. Provincial administration and the port are the main economic activities in the city.
The city became the provincial capital in 1957 when Chubut was constituted as a province. Despite this administrative function, its population is smaller than that of other cities in Chubut: Comodoro Rivadavia, Trelew, Puerto Madryn and Esquel.
Rawson’s climate is dry, with temperatures in the range of 0 C to 15 C in winter, and 10 C to 20 C in spring and autumn, with peaks of up to 38 C in summer.