Aguilares, Argentina

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Parish of the Virgin of Carmen
Parish of the Virgin of Carmen
Aguilares is located in Argentina
Location of Aguilares in Argentina
Coordinates: 27°26′S 65°37′W / 27.433°S 65.617°W / -27.433; -65.617Coordinates: 27°26′S 65°37′W / 27.433°S 65.617°W / -27.433; -65.617
Country  Argentina
Province Tucumán
Department Río Chico
 • Mayor Agustín Fernández
Elevation 333 m (1,093 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 35,162
Demonym(s) aguilarense
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base T4152
Dialing code +54 3865
Website Official website

Aguilares is a city in the south of the Tucumán Province, Argentina. It is largest urban area in the Rio Chico Department, as well as the department seat.

Located 85 km (53 mi) south of the provincial capital, San Miguel de Tucumán, the city extends along route 38, and between the Medinas River (in the north) and the Barrientos Creek (in the south).

Like many cities in Argentina, there are many plazas and parks where people enjoy mate. In the main plaza there is a church (see the above picture) to one side of the plaza facing west. Surrounding the plaza there are many small stores and cafes. On special holidays or events, these plazas become the center of celebrations or fairs.


The city was established in 1888 by Governor Lídoro Quinteros. Two important sugar mills (Aguilares and Santa Barbara) and a large footwear factory (Alpargatas SAIC) along with a very dynamic agricultural activity in its surrounding area, account for the city’s economic cornerstones.

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