La Poma Department

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La Poma
Department
Departamento La Poma (Salta - Argentina).png
Coordinates: 24°43′8″S 66°12′0″W / 24.71889°S 66.20000°W / -24.71889; -66.20000Coordinates: 24°43′8″S 66°12′0″W / 24.71889°S 66.20000°W / -24.71889; -66.20000
Country  Argentina
Province  Salta
Capital La Poma
Area[1]
 • Total 4,447 km2 (1,717 sq mi)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 1,735
 • Density 0.39/km2 (1.0/sq mi)
The Cuesta del Obispo, near La Poma, in Los Cardones National Park
View of Cobres

La Poma is a department located in Salta Province, Argentina. It is the least populated department of the province and its capital is the town of La Poma.

Geography[edit]

Overview[edit]

The department is located in the north-western area of the province, near the Andes, and includes the Puna de Atacama. It consists of 2 areas united by a territorial strip passing through the settlement of Muñano: in north the area of Cobres and in south the one of La Poma. It borders with Jujuy Province and the departments of Los Andes, Cachi and Rosario de Lerma.

Places[edit]

Towns and municipalities:

Other localities and places:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Spanish) Source: INDEC 2001 (area)
  2. ^ (Spanish) Source: INDEC 2001 (population)

External links[edit]

Media related to Departments of Salta at Wikimedia Commons