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La Rioja Province

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Capital La Rioja
Population312,884 (2018)
Points of interestCuesta de Miranda
Cerro Bonete
Colleges and universitiesUniversidad Nacional De La Rioja
National University of Chilecito (undec)
Date of Reg.
Date of Upd.
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La Rioja Province History

La Rioja, a province in northwestern Argentina, spans snow-covered Andean peaks, such as 6,793m-tall Monte Pissis, to valleys studded with wineries. Arid Talampaya National Park is known for its 200m-high red sandstone cliffs, Triassic-period fossils and 1,500-year-old rock carvings. High-altitude, volcanic Laguna Brava Provincial Reserve harbors wildlife including flamingos and vicuñas. Colonial La Rioja is the province's capital and gateway.

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