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Santiago del Estero

The province of Santiago del Estero is located in the north of Argentina below Salta and Chaco. Its capital city, also called Santiago del Estero, is the oldest existing city in Argentina, founded by Francisco de Aguirre in 1553. Many tourists come to the city to see its colonial architecture such as the Basilic Cathedral which was built around 1570.

Also situated in Santiago del Estero province is the Copo National Park - with reddish quebracho making up much of the forest. The park is home to some interesting (and endangered) species such as the yaguareté (jaguar), oso hormiguero grande (giant anteater) and tatú carreta (type of armadillo).

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Central Argentina
General discussions on Santiago del Estero and other central provinces



Related links

Portal oficial de la Provincia de Santiago del Estero
Official government site of Santiago del Estero province