San Antonio de los Cobres
|San Antonio de los Cobres|
A panoramic view of the town, as seen from
the Tren de las Nubes train station
San Antonio (yellow dot) within Los Andes Department (red) and Salta Province
|• Mayor||Guzmán Viveros|
|Elevation||3,775 m (12,385 ft)|
|Time zone||ART (UTC−3)|
The town is known for its high elevation of approximately 3,775 meters (12,385 feet) above sea level, being one of the highest elevations of any city or town in Argentina. It is located approximately 160 kilometers (99 mi) from the city of Salta and 2,000 kilometers (1,200 mi) from the capital, Buenos Aires.
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San Antonio de las Cobres takes its name from the nearby Sierra de Cobre, or Copper Mountain, which is rich in that mineral. Economic activity in the town is based on mining of the mineral-rich surrounding mountains, and weaving using local llama fibers. The town is also a stop along the Tren a las Nubes (Train of the Clouds), on the Salta-Antofagasta rail line.
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- "San Antonio de los Cobres". (Spanish language). Powersite. Retrieved February 10, 2009.
- "Salta: San Antonio de los Cobres". Enjoy Travel Argentina. Enjoy Corporation SA. 2009. Retrieved February 10, 2009.
Media related to San Antonio de los Cobres at Wikimedia Commons
- (Spanish) San Antonio de los Cobres website
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