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Iruya is a small town of population 1,070 in northwestern Argentina. It is located in the Salta Province of northwestern Argentina, and is the capital of the Iruya Department.Located in the altiplano region along the Iruya River, Iruya sits nestled against the mountainside at an elevation of 2,780 meters (9,120 feet). It is located over 300 kilometers (190 mi) from the province capital of Salta. A 50 km (31 mi) portion of the route to Iruya is unpaved. Nonetheless, the town is popular with tourists for its scenic location and townscape and friendly locals. 8 km north of Iruya there is the village of San Isidro, 7 km north there is the village of San Juan, 6 km south there is the village of Pueblo Viejo. Iruya's name is derived from the Quechua language, meaning "abundance of straw"--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Iruya es un pueblo de la provincia de Salta (Argentina) cabecera del departamento Iruya. Está ubicado a 2780 msnm, sobre los faldeos orientales de la sierra de Santa Victoria, a 307 km de la capital salteña. Al llegar a Iruya, la primera impresión es de un pueblo «colgado en la montaña», o más bien, de una isla, ya que está rodeado por los ríos Millmahuasi y Colanzulí -o Iruya-. Se destaca su edificación colonial con callejuelas estrechas y sus paisajes de imponentes vistas panorámicas. En sus proximidades se encuentran las ruinas del pucara de Titiconte. Aquí, los habitantes, vestimentas, costumbres y viviendas han mantenido su tradición a lo largo de 250 años. El poblado conserva sus calles angostas y empedradas, con casa de adobes, piedras y paja. El camino para el tránsito automotor termina, solamente a lomo de mula es posible realizar un viaje al interior del departamento, donde se presenta el paisaje montañoso en toda su agresividad y magnitud. Siguiendo el lecho de los que surcan el interior, se aprecian quebradas de diferentes formas y colores. La piedra laja, en algunos tramos ha formado paredes de contención del río.

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Comments (135)

Ewa_K on August 1, 2013

Beautifully located! Like

EdwardTurJ on August 13, 2013

Greetings, Patricia!
Excellent photo!
Best wishes from Chernivtsi in Ukraine, Edward

JarekH on August 15, 2013

stunning view, great photo L, cheers, Jarek

Tina* on October 15, 2013

Grande captura, muito bom! L+F

Saudações do Brasil, Tina

蒂芙尼.林 on October 16, 2013

hello. Patricia

very impressive capture and nice on colour
<<<SUPERB photograph!!!>>>

YS:27 + LIKE:118

congratulation and have a nice day for you

best regards from Tiffany Liem

ELMUNT on November 12, 2013

Really Great shot!-Beautiful photo! Like ...(^_^)


my gallery

kotsaris4 on November 13, 2013

Hola Patricia.Very beautiful picture and place!YSL.Best greetings,kostas.

Darja Brus on December 1, 2013

Beagutiful place and fantastic shot!!! like! Greetings, Darja.

kostas papantoniou on December 2, 2013

Muy impresionante!

tu.andy on December 4, 2013

Fantastic landscape. Great shot. YSL 29.121, Best wishes,
andy

der_pusher on January 22, 2014

wonderful nature - perfect work Patricia ! ++++++++++++ like +++++++ fav +++++++++++ Best wishes from germany Andreas

►BOGDAN◄ on February 23

Fascinating place. Excellent picture.

YS 32.

Best regards.

Bogdan

Lucho_G on February 25

Un paisaje increible Patricia
Fav/Like, Saludos desde Argentina. Lucho

Karl Pallinger on February 25

eine herrliche Landschaft, viele Grüße, Karl

Maurice MAZELLIER on February 26

Beau..Panorama.** , un peu.. " étrange..! " - Sans compter.. des Dangers./.d'éboulements.. , que l'on Connait..! - Merci.. pour le Partage..

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 2, 2012
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    by Patricia pato
    • Camera: SONY DSC-W30
    • Taken on 2012/08/06 11:01:45
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 7.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired

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