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Salta is a city in northwestern Argentina and the capital city of the eponymous province,
situated at the foothills of the Andes mountains.
It has more than 464,000 inhabitants as of the 2001 census [INDEC], making it Argentina's 8th largest city.
The city is located in the Lerma Valley, 1,152 meters above sea level.
The weather is warm and dry, with annual averages of 756 mm of rainfall and an average temperature
of 16.4 °C (20.4 °C in summer, 10.8 °C in winter). January and February are the months with greatest rainfall.
Nicknamed Salta la Linda ("Salta the Beautiful"), it is a tourist destination in part due to its architectural
attractions, such as the 18th century Cabildo, the Cathedral, and the Plaza 9 de Julio city park.
It has also a number of museums, including the Museo de Arqueología de Alta Montaña, which houses
the bodies of 3 Inca children found frozen at the summit of Mount Llullaillaco.
Salta is also the starting point of the "Train to the Clouds" (Tren a las nubes), and on the way to
red-soiled Cafayate, as well as to other nearby tourist destinations.
The Martín Miguel de Güemes Airport (IATA: SLA, ICAO: SASA), at coordinates 24°51'S, 65°29'W,
6 kilometres southeast of the city, has regular flights to Buenos Aires, Tucumán, Jujuy, Córdoba
and Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia).
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