Tucumán Province

province of Argentina

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.

Government building in San Miguel de Tucumán
Government building in San Miguel de Tucumán
Flag of Tucumán
Coat of arms of Tucumán

The Garden of the Republic
Location of Tucumán within Argentina
Location of Tucumán within Argentina
Coordinates: 26°56′S 65°20′W / 26.94°S 65.34°W / -26.94; -65.34
CapitalSan Miguel de Tucumán
Municipalities and rural communes112
 • GovernorOsvaldo Jaldo (PJ)
 • Provincial Legislature49
 • National Deputies
 • National Senators
 • Total22,524 km2 (8,697 sq mi)
 • Total1,448,188
 • Rank6th
 • Density64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−3 (ART)
ISO 3166 codeAR-T
HDI (2016)0.838 (14th)[2]

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:

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).[3]



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;[4] its population density is of 64.3 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Tucumán



There are four universities in Tucumán:

  1. Universidad Nacional de Tucumán (National University of Tucumán).
  2. Facultad Regional Tucumán, part of the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (National Technological University).
  3. Universidad del Norte Santo Tomás de Aquino (Saint Thomas Aquinas University of the North).
  4. Universidad San Pablo-T (Saint Paul-T University).

Political division


The province is divided into 17 departments (Spanish: departamentos).

Departments of Tucumán province
No. Department Capital Area[5]
1 Burruyacú Burruyacú 3,605 36,951 10.2
2 Capital San Miguel de Tucumán 91 548,866 6,031.5
3 Chicligasta Concepción 1,267 80,735 63.7
4 Cruz Alta Banda del Río Salí 1,255 180,499 143.8
5 Famaillá Famaillá 427 34,542 80.9
6 Graneros Graneros 1,678 13,551 8.1
7 Juan Bautista Alberdi Juan Bautista Alberdi 730 30,237 41.4
8 La Cocha La Cocha 917 19,002 20.7
9 Leales Bella Vista 2,027 54,949 27.1
10 Lules Lules 540 68,474 126.8
11 Monteros Monteros 1,169 63,641 54.4
12 Rio Chico Aguilares 585 56,847 97.2
13 Simoca Simoca 1,261 30,876 24.5
14 Tafí del Valle Tafí del Valle 2,741 14,933 5.4
15 Tafí Viejo Tafí Viejo 1,210 121,638 100.5
16 Trancas Trancas 2,862 17,371 6.1
17 Yerba Buena Yerba Buena 160 75,076 469.2


  1. "Censo 2010 Argentina resultados definitivos: mapas". Archived from the original on 2012-09-01. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
  2. "Información para el desarrollo sostenible: Argentina y la Agenda 2030" (PDF) (in Spanish). United Nations Development Programme. p. 155. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 August 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  3. "Tucuman, Argentina - Köppen Climate Classification". Weatherbase. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Argentina: Tucumán". City Population. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  5. "Superficie de partidos y departamentos según división político territorial" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 May 2017.

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