Salvador Mazza, Salta

Salvador Mazza or Profesor Salvador Mazza (also known as Pocitos) is a city in northern Argentina, in Salta Province, 400 km (249 mi) north of the capital city of Salta, and 55 km (34 mi) from the city of Tartagal on National Route 34 in General José de San Martín Department, on the international border with Bolivia.

Profesor Salvador Mazza
City
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Profesor Salvador Mazza is located in Argentina
Profesor Salvador Mazza
Profesor Salvador Mazza
Location in Salta Province
Coordinates: 22°03′S 63°42′W / 22.050°S 63.700°W / -22.050; -63.700Coordinates: 22°03′S 63°42′W / 22.050°S 63.700°W / -22.050; -63.700
Country Argentina
Province Salta
DepartmentGeneral José de San Martín
Elevation
804 m (2,638 ft)
Population
 (2010 census [INDEC])
 • Total20,670
CPA Base
A 4568

National Route 34 and an important railway branch of the Ferrocarril General Manuel Belgrano connect Salvador Mazza with the rest of Argentina and with Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia.

It is the northernmost city in Argentina, contrary to popular belief that La Quiaca in Jujuy Province holds that distinction.

PopulationEdit

Salvador Mazza has a population of 16,068 according to the 2001 census, which represents an increment of 71.7% over the 9,387 in 1991. It is estimated that the current population is around 25,000 inhabitants.[1]

NameEdit

The name of the town has been given in honour of Salvador Mazza, an argentine physician and epidemiologist of italian origin, best known for his strides in helping control American trypanosomiasis an endemic disease among the rural, poor majority of early 20th century South America.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Salvador Mazza, Salta/Pocitos (1951–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 24.0
(75.2)
23.2
(73.8)
22.2
(72.0)
19.5
(67.1)
17.1
(62.8)
14.2
(57.6)
14.0
(57.2)
15.6
(60.1)
18.0
(64.4)
21.4
(70.5)
22.7
(72.9)
23.6
(74.5)
19.6
(67.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 206
(8.1)
190
(7.5)
192
(7.6)
96
(3.8)
37
(1.5)
17
(0.7)
5
(0.2)
6
(0.2)
8
(0.3)
49
(1.9)
116
(4.6)
180
(7.1)
1,102
(43.4)
Source: Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria[2]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ biceca.org Archived 2008-10-14 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Estadísticos de Precipitaciones y Balance Hídrico". Las Precipitaciones del Noroeste Argentino (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria. Retrieved 3 April 2016.