The New International Encyclopædia/Salta (capital)

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SALTA. The capital of the Province of Salta, Argentina, situated among the mountains, 135 miles northwest of Tucumán (Map: Argentina, D 8). The town is well built with paved streets, and has a cathedral, a national college, and a normal school. A railroad runs to Buenos Ayres and an important trade is carried on with Bolivia. Population, in 1895, 16,672; in 1901 (estimated), 17,500.