La Rioja

La Rioja is situated on the western side of Argentina. La Rioja covers an area of 89,680 square kilometer. La Rioja is surrounded by Catamarca, San Luis, San Juan and Cordoba on all the four sides. The city La Rioja is the capital of the province of La Rioja.
La Rioja is situated at Velasco Sierras foothills. La Rioja came to fame with the fact that the former president, Isabel Martinez de Peron , of the country belonged to this place.

The climate of La Rioja is dry with hot summers and winters are short. The land scape of La Rioja differs from being arid to semi arid. The temperature of La Rioja during winter fluctuates around 5 o to 20 o celsius. During summer the maximum temperature of the place reaches up to 40 o Celsius.

The economy of La Rioja depends partially on agriculture. The agricultural products comprises of Olive, nuts, vineyards, cotton etc. the region is extensively involved in wine production. The area around Chilecitio , is famous for producing wines. Cattle rearing is a secondary activity practiced by the people of La Rioja. Cattle rearing is practiced to get the products like meat, milk, skin and leather. Uranium extraction is also a part of the economic activities and it adds up to the economy in a considerable way. Tourism industry is also growing with the popularity of the place. The major tourists spot of La Rioja are the Talampaya National Park, Termas de Santa Teresita hot baths, Cerro de La Cruz and Villa Sanagasta.

Capitan Vicente Almonacid Airport is the terminus which connects La Riajo with Buenos Aires.

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Last Updated on: May 15, 2017