The New International Encyclopædia/Tucumán (city)

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TUCUMÁN, or SAN MÍGUEL DE TUCUMÁN. A city of Argentina, capital of the Province of Tucuman, 690 miles northwest of Buenos Ayres, on a plateau to the right of the River Tala or Sali (Map: Argentina, D 9). It is a regularly built city, but with narrow streets. The cathedral is modern. The city was founded in 1565. Here, July 9, 1816, the representatives of the Plata Provinces signed the declaration of independence from Spain. The population in 1895 was 34,305; in 1901 (estimated), 50,000.