Acheral

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Acheral
Map of Tucuman Province.svg
Country  Argentina
Province Tucumán Province
Government
 • Commissioner Victor Hugo Cardozo
Population (2001)
 • Total 3,913
Postal code 4134
Area code(s) 03863

Acheral is a settlement in Tucumán Province in the Monteros Department in northern Argentina in proximity to the Pre-Cordilleras of the Andes. It is accessed from the provincial capital city by Ruta Nacional 38 to the south.

It is a rural community with 7,000 inhabitants.[1]

History[edit]

On 30 May 1974 the Ramón Rosa Jiménez Company of the People's Revolutionary Army successfully invaded the village of Acheral and raised the first ERP flag.[2][3]

On 10 October 1975, a battle between ERP guerrillas and the Argentine Army took place in Arroyo San Gabriel, 2 km north of Acheral. Helicopters strafed the guerrilla's hideout and used their air-to-surface missiles to set it on fire, resulting in the deaths of one soldier and 13 guerrillas. One army helicopter was damaged during the incident.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2001 Census. Ministry of the Interior, Office of the President
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  3. ^ Gutman, Daniel. "Sangre en el monte". Retrieved 10 November 2012. 

Coordinates: 27°07′S 65°27′W / 27.117°S 65.450°W / -27.117; -65.450