Londres, Catamarca

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Londres
Town
Londres is located in Argentina
Londres
Londres
Location of Londres in Argentina
Coordinates: 27°43′00″S 67°07′00″W / 27.71667°S 67.11667°W / -27.71667; -67.11667Coordinates: 27°43′00″S 67°07′00″W / 27.71667°S 67.11667°W / -27.71667; -67.11667
Country  Argentina
Province Catamarca
Department Belén
Government
 • Mayor Gilberto Santillán (FJ)
Elevation 1,184 m (3,885 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 2,134
Demonym londrino
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base K4753
Dialing code +54 03835

Londres is a small tourist town in the Belén departamento of Catamarca Province, Argentina. It is situated at 1,170 m (3,839 ft) above sea level alongside the Ruta Nacional 40. It is at the foot of Shincal mountains, near the Quimivil river and is divided into two parts, "Upper" and "Lower."

The name[edit]

The city was named Londres (Spanish for London) in honor of the fact that Philip II, King of Spain at time of its founding, was married to Mary Tudor (Mary I of England).

Tourism[edit]

The Church of the Immaculate Conception, National Historical Monument is in Londres.[1]

The ruins of the Shincal de Quimivil are located 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Londres. These are 30 hectares where reconstructions of parts of an urban settlement inhabited by the indigenous population of the area in the 15th and 16th centuries.

This city, known as "The birthplace of the nut" is home to the provincial nut festival, celebrated every year in January.

Population[edit]

The 2001 census records a population of 2,134 inhabitants (INDEC 2001) which represents an increase of 15.7% over the 1,844 inhabitants recorded in the previous census (INDEC 1991)

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