Frías, Santiago del Estero

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Frías is located in Argentina
Coordinates: 28°38′00″S 65°08′00″W / 28.63333°S 65.13333°W / -28.63333; -65.13333
Country  Argentina
Province  Santiago del Estero
Department Choya
Founded September 24, 1874
Elevation 335 m (1,099 ft)
Population (2010 census)
 • Total 26,649
ZIP G4320
Area code(s) 03854
Climate BSh
Website Official website

Frías is a city in Argentina, located southwest of the province of Santiago del Estero, near the border with the province of Catamarca, and is the head of the Choya Department. It is located on the banks of the river Albigasta at coordinates: 28 ° 38'60 "S 65 ° 09'05" W.

The city was founded on September 24, 1874.


It has 25,405 inhabitants (INDEC, 2001), representing a significant increase in 22,048 inhabitants (INDEC, 1999) the previous census. This magnitude is positioned as the third Agglomeration in the province. Before being considered a city with the name Frias, was known by the name of Villa Únzaga, when he was a railway place. Frias now known as the city of friendship by his warmth towards their visitors, plus their population growth is closely linked to the high start-up firms in the new industrial area a few kilometers from the city that will to generate many jobs and improve the lifestyle of the city.


It is the first place where a marriage between persons of the same sex occurred in Argentina, July 29 of 2010.[1]