Rosario de Lerma Department

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Rosario de Lerma
Departamento Rosario de Lerma (Salta - Argentina).png
Coordinates: 24°58′47″S 65°34′47″W / 24.97972°S 65.57972°W / -24.97972; -65.57972Coordinates: 24°58′47″S 65°34′47″W / 24.97972°S 65.57972°W / -24.97972; -65.57972
Country  Argentina
Province  Salta
Capital Rosario de Lerma
 • Total 5,110 km2 (1,970 sq mi)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 33,741
 • Density 6.6/km2 (17/sq mi)
An old locomotive at Campo Quijano station
A school in Santa Rosa de Tastil

Rosario de Lerma is a department located in Salta Province, Argentina. Its main settlements are Rosario de Lerma (the capital) and Campo Quijano.



The department is located in the north-central side of the province, near the Andes, and includes part of the Puna de Atacama. It borders with Jujuy Province and the departments of La Caldera, Capital, Cerrillos, Chicoana, Cachi and La Poma. The territorial strip linking the northern and southern side of La Poma Department separes Rosario de Lerma from Los Andes 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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