Los Andes Department

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Los Andes
Departamento Los Andes (Salta - Argentina).png
Coordinates: 24°12′59″S 66°19′19″W / 24.21639°S 66.32194°W / -24.21639; -66.32194Coordinates: 24°12′59″S 66°19′19″W / 24.21639°S 66.32194°W / -24.21639; -66.32194
Country  Argentina
Province  Salta
Capital San Antonio de los Cobres
 • Total 25,636 km2 (9,898 sq mi)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 5,630
 • Density 0.22/km2 (0.57/sq mi)
A road in San Antonio de los Cobres
View of Tolar Grande

Los Andes (i.e.: The Andes) is a department located in Salta Province, Argentina. It is the second largest by area in the province, after Rivadavia Department, and its capital is the town of San Antonio de los Cobres.



The department is located in the western area of the province, on the eastern side of the Andes, and includes the Puna de Atacama. It borders with Antofagasta Region (Chile), the provinces of Jujuy and Catamarca, and the departments of La Poma, Cachi and Chicoana. The territorial strip linking the northern and southern side of La Poma Department separes Los Andes from Rosario de Lerma Department.


Towns and municipalities:

Other localities and places:

See also[edit]


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

External links[edit]

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