San Pedro de Jujuy

San Pedro, usually referred to as San Pedro de Jujuy, is the capital of the departments of San Pedro in the province of Jujuy in northwestern Argentina. It lies in the east of the province and is equipped with 57 018 inhabitants (2001, INDEC ) is the second largest city after the provincial capital San Salvador de Jujuy.


San Pedro is located in the valley of the Río San Francisco, a connection flow between the Río Grande de Jujuy and the Río Bermejo. The area belongs to the vegetation zone of the cloud forest and has a rain -rich, moist subtropical and warm climate.


In San Pedro there is a cathedral in the neo-Gothic style.


The Museo Histórico, Archaeological y de Arte " Pedro Baldwin " is housed in the late 18th century, one of the oldest buildings in town, the " Sala de los Araóz ". The archaeological section shows stone and ceramic works of the San Francisco culture of the region. The historic hall is made ​​of furniture and objects of personalities and institutions from San Pedro. In addition, historical photographs and oil paintings shown in an exhibition room, which is also used for cultural events.


The city lives mainly from the tropical and subtropical agriculture, mainly from sugar cane and tobacco cultivation and related processing industries.


In the 18th century, was located on the territory of the city, the residence Hacienda San Pedro. The place itself was only founded in 1883 but by Eugenio Tello. 1886 sugar cane factory, the Ingenio La Esperanza was settled.