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Province of La Rioja

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La Rioja is the capital city of the Argentine province of La Rioja, located in the east of the province. The city has a population of almost 150,000 according to the.La Rioja is located on the foot of the Velasco Sierras, 1167km from Buenos Aires, and 430km from Córdoba.HistoryIt was founded in 1591 by the governor of Tucumán Province.La Rioja was always the principal settlement of the province. The only time it was surpassed in population was in the mid-19th century when Chilecito, a small settlement near the Chilean border based around the Hacienda Santa Rita, became the largest town in the province. It wasn't until the early 20th century that La Rioja regained the status of being the largest city.ClimateLa Rioja has a semi-arid climate (BSh, according to the Köppen climate classification), with average temperatures of 5C to 19C winter and 21C to 35C in summer, but with maximum temperatures of more than 45C. The average annual rainfall is 411.4mm, falling almost exclusively during the summer when moist tropical air from the northeast enters the region. The highest recorded temperature was 46.4C on December 28, 1971 while the lowest recorded temperature was -6.9C on July 14, 2000.SightsThe Museo Folklórico is set in a 17th-century building, and its displays include local chaya music and the Tinkunaco festival.
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