Famaillá

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Famaillá
City
Aerial view of Famaillá
Aerial view of Famaillá
Famaillá is located in Argentina
Famaillá
Famaillá
Location of Famaillá in Argentina
Coordinates: 27°03′S 65°24′W / 27.050°S 65.400°W / -27.050; -65.400Coordinates: 27°03′S 65°24′W / 27.050°S 65.400°W / -27.050; -65.400
Country  Argentina
Province Tucumán
Department Famaillá
Elevation 750 m (2,460 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 24,397
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base T4132
Dialing code +54 3863
Website Official website

Famaillá is a city in the province of Tucumán, Argentina, located 30 km south from the provincial capital San Miguel de Tucumán. It has 30,951 inhabitants as per the 2001 census [INDEC], and is the head town of the Famaillá Department.

The city is called the "National Capital of the Empanada". It hosts a festival dedicated to it every September.

The area hosts an experimental agricultural station of the National Institute of Agro-Technology (Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, INTA). Its economy is based on exports of sugar and strawberry.

Famaillá was the site of the Battle of Monte Grande in 1841, between the forces loyal to Juan Manuel de Rosas commanded by Manuel Oribe and the League of the North, led by Juan Lavalle.

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