La Poma Department

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La Poma
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
 • 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.



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.


Towns and municipalities:

Other localities and places:

See also[edit]


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

External links[edit]

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