San Juan (map) is a city in the San Juan Province, Cuyo region, in central western Argentina. The city is located at an elevation of 650 m (2,133 ft) in the Tulúm Valley, to the west of the San Juan River. It covers 30 sq km (11.6 sq mi) and has a population of 113,000 (2011 estimate).
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Laguna Blanca, San Juan, Argentina
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More on San Juan, ArgentinaSan Juan was founded in 1562. Originally known as San Juan de la Frontera, it was located at the shore of the San Juan River until 1593, when a massive flood forced a relocation some 2.5 km south. The city was somehow bypassed by the civil wars that tore through the country in the 19th century. However it was the birthplace of several prominent figures in Argentine history, among them the two main players instrumental in securing Argentina's independence from Spain: Francisco Narcico de Laprida and Dominican friar Justo Santa María de Oro.
San Juan was severely damaged by a powerful earthquake in 1944. It killed 10,000 people and left half the town's population homeless. Its old cathedral was among the victims of the quake. It has since been replaced with another, built in the modern-Tuscan-Romanesque style. Another quake in 1977 claimed a further 65 lives.
Ulum Reservoir, San Juan, Argentina
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Today San Juan is a domestic tourist destination with a number of sights of both cultural and natural values which I shall list below.
Visiting San JuanThe Domingo Faustino Sarmiento Airport (UAQ) serves San Juan Province. It receives flights from Buenos Aires, Cordoba and Resistencia. If you are coming from Buenos Aires, a flight is the most practical way to reach San Juan, as it is 1110 km away.
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