La Banda

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La Banda
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

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.


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.


  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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