General Güemes, Salta

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General Güemes
Güemes (yellow dot) within the homonymous department (red) and Salta Province
Güemes (yellow dot) within the homonymous department (red) and Salta Province
General Güemes is located in Argentina
General Güemes
General Güemes
Location of General Güemes in Argentina
Coordinates: 24°40′S 65°3′W / 24.667°S 65.050°W / -24.667; -65.050Coordinates: 24°40′S 65°3′W / 24.667°S 65.050°W / -24.667; -65.050
Country  Argentina
Province  Salta
Department General Güemes
Elevation 295 m (968 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 47,348
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base A4430
Dialing code +54 387
Climate BSh

General Güemes, sometimes shortened in Güemes, is a town in the center of the province of Salta, Argentina. It has 47,348 inhabitants as per the 2010 census [INDEC], and is the head town of the General Güemes Department.


It lies about 45 km west-northwest from the provincial capital Salta, on National Route 9. Its name is an homage to caudillo Martín Miguel de Güemes (1785–1821), hero of the Argentine War of Independence.

In 2008, the city gained media attention after sightings of a "mysterious gnome" were reported.[1]


External links[edit]

  • Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (in Spanish)
  • General Güemes at the Chamber of Deputies of Salta.