La Banda

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La Banda
City
La Banda is located in Argentina
La Banda
La Banda
Location of La Banda in Argentina
Coordinates: 27°44′S 64°15′W / 27.733°S 64.250°W / -27.733; -64.250Coordinates: 27°44′S 64°15′W / 27.733°S 64.250°W / -27.733; -64.250
Country  Argentina
Province Santiago del Estero
Department Banda
Founded September 16, 1912 (1912-09-16)
Elevation 191 m (627 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 106,441
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base G4300
Dialing code +54 385
Climate BSh
Website http://www.labanda.gov.ar/

La Banda is a city in the province of Santiago del Estero, Argentina. It has about 95,000 inhabitants as per the 2001 census [INDEC], making it the second largest in the province. It is the head town of the Banda Department.

La Banda is located only 8 km away from the provincial capital Santiago del Estero, separated from it by the course of the Dulce River, which is crossed by two connecting bridges. The two cities form a metropolitan area with about 280,000 inhabitants. Close to it, the Dulce is turned into an artificial lake by the Los Quiroga Dam.

Besides the access to National Route 9 through Santiago del Estero, the city is linked to Tucumán and to Buenos Aires by a weekly train service of the Ferrocarril General Bartolomé Mitre.

La Banda is the birthplace of the infamous former provincial governor and caudillo Carlos Juárez.

Ferrocentral Express leaving La Banda.

History[edit]

La Banda emerged during the nineteenth century as a small agricultural town that supplied the neighboring city of Santiago del Estero. On September 16, 1912 La Banda was elevated to city status.[1]

The first Maternity Hospital in La Banda was built by Decree No. 928 Series, dated 1941.[2]

Access to La Banda[edit]

  • West Access 1: "Puente Carretero", through National Route RN 64 : Main entrance to the city, and most of the provincial traffic National Route RN 9 from Jujuy, Salta and Tucuman and RN 64 from Catamarca, to the junction with RN 34 to Rosario and Buenos Aires.
  • West Access 2: "Puente Nuevo", by the "Autopista Santiago - La Banda".
  • South Access: RN 34, for traffic going south.
  • Access: by RP 5, from the Departamentos Figueroa y Alberdi.
  • Access Northeast: RP 11 from Clodomira, La Aurora, Las Delicias.
  • Northwest Access: RP 8 from Los Quiroga, Los Acosta, Chaupi Pozo, Ardiles.
  • Southwest Access: by MOP 1, from La Bajada, Los Romanos, Los Pereyra, Brea Pozo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mensajero Web (in Spanish): Festejos por los 100 años de La Banda
  2. ^ La Banda Diario (in Spanish): La maternidad de La Banda

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