General Güemes, Salta
Güemes (yellow dot) within the homonymous department (red) and Salta Province
|Elevation||295 m (968 ft)|
|Time zone||ART (UTC-3)|
|Dialing code||+54 387|
General Güemes, sometimes shortened in Güemes, is a town in the center of the province of Salta, Argentina. It has 47,348 inhabitants as per the 2010 census [INDEC], and is the head town of the General Güemes Department.
It lies about 45 km west-northwest from the provincial capital Salta, on National Route 9. Its name is an homage to caudillo Martín Miguel de Güemes (1785–1821), hero of the Argentine War of Independence.
- Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (Spanish)
- General Güemes at the Chamber of Deputies of Salta.
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