Tuesday, June 17, 2008

General Enrique Mosconi city in Salta

Geographic Location

Salta province is located in the northeast part of República Argentina, and it has contiguous 23 departments. General San Martín is one of the richest departments in natural resources. General San Martin consists of the following municipalities: Salvador Mazza, Aguaray, Tartagal, General Mosconi, General Ballivian and Embarcación. General Mosconi has one of the largest petroleum and gas fields.
The city of General Enrique Mosconi is located in the northeast of República Argentina in Salta province. As we said before, General Mosconi is one of the six municipalities conforming General San Martin, and is located on Interstate Route 34 and 340 kilometers away from the capital of Salta.

General San Martin’s area is 2758 square kilometers approximately, and it is located on the San Antonio Sub-Arederas Hills and conformed for valleys and flowing streams with 500 meters in altitude water level.

General Enrique Mosconi shares land borders with part of town of Aguaray (to the north) and General Ballivian (to the south), and Tartagal City (to the East), and Rio Grande de Tarija in Bolivia (to the West).

The latitude and longitude of General Enrique Mosconi are the following:

Latitude: 22:39:51 S (-22.6642)
Longitude: 63.46.490 (-63.7804)


The predominant climate is Sub-tropical. The rainfall intensity is 900 millimeters approximately between the months of December and March, while the annual average temperature is 30º C and the maximum temperature is 48º C in summer.


The west borders areas of Mosconi are shared with the Río Tarija, which originates in Bolivia and flows into Bermejo River by Oran’s border.Rio Tarija ends in the Itau River in Bolivia, originating large channeled water and flows that beautify the natural wealth and create incredible scenic views.
Río Seco flows south through General Mosconi and shares borders with Río Blanco and Bermejo to the southwest.

Natural Resources

General Enrique Mosconi has a broad natural resources wealth due to its extension and geographic location. This can be seen by observing the rivers, hills and the wild that are located in General Enrique Mosconi.

Geologic studies determined that General Enrique Mosconi has one of the largest gas and petroleum fields in our country.
The municipality of General E. Mosconi is characterized for the forestall activity, by exploiting the natural wealth of the forests and wild, for the gas and petroleum extraction and exploitation and for its agriculture activity due the large extensions of land and suitable and generous soils for the production (at a lower scale although).
Next, there is a map from “Revista de la Fauna”(Fauna Magazine) and revised by the Argentine Fauna Foundation; It shows the distribution of different types of vegetation in the high basin of Bermejo River, the most important area of the Bosque of Yungas (Yungas Forest) in the provinces of Salta and Jujuy both located at the northeast of Argentina.

The preceding map and the satellite image show the most important protected areas, Calilegua National Park (Jujuy) and Baritu (Salta) in Argentina and the Tarija Reserve in Bolivia. Precisely within these three conservation units, the specialists want to create a biological corridor with the sustainable usage of nature.

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