Provinces of Argentina
Argentina is organised into 23 provinces plus the capital city of Buenos Aires. Each province is unique and offers many reasons to get married there. Here is an introduction to each of the provinces:
As the capital city of Argentina, the city of Buenos Aires is one of the most beautiful locations for a wedding. It is an autonomous district, and not included within any specific province. It is the birthplace of Pope Francis and is home to many beautiful churches and cathedrals, and is also home to the second largest mosque in South America. This city is well-known for culture and offers numerous museums and art galleries, as well as, several music festivals throughout the year. The city also has dozens of luxury hotels that cater to various types of weddings, and gorgeous private properties are also available and make great wedding venues.
This is the largest and most populous province in the country of Argentina. It is home to nearly 40 percent of the country’s population, or 15.6 million people. The capital city and most populous is La Plata, which is home to dozens of culture centers, museums, art galleries and beautiful buildings. This area is located partially along the Atlantic Ocean, which can provide a stunning backdrop for any wedding ceremony. There are a vast array of wedding venues in this province, as well as numerous wedding vendors such as photographers, florists and caterers.
This province is located in the northwestern region of Argentina. The capital city is San Fernanda del Valla de Catamarca and is home to about 70 percent of the people who live in this province. The capital city is well-known for its fine wine and colonial-style buildings. The weather is fairly nice year-round, but spring and fall are the best seasons to plan a wedding because it can reach over 100° during the summer months and into the 40°s in the winter.
Despite having some of the nicest year-round weather in Argentina and being the ninth most populous province, Chaco is still one of the poorer provinces in the country. The capital city is Resistencia, which is where a majority of the people live. The city is home to nearly 500 different monuments and sculptures and is surrounded by two of the most popular national parks in the country, Parque Nacional Chaco and Parque Nacional Rio Pilcomayo. The best time to visit is between May and September since the temperatures are cooler and the area receives little rain during this season. The summer months should be avoided if planning an outdoor wedding because it rains quite frequently.
This province is uniquely situated between the Andes Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Its mere location and beautiful outdoor scenery makes this a popular location in Argentina for formal weddings. The capital city of Rawson is located along the Atlantic coast and offers several well-maintained beach areas. Beach-side weddings are very popular and there are many different hotels, restaurants and resorts in Rawson that provide accommodation for wedding ceremonies. Other popular cities that offer dozens of wedding locations in the province include Comodoro Rivadavia, Esquel, Trewel and Sarmiento.
This is the second largest province in Argentina and is home to more than 3 million people, with nearly half of them living in the capital city of Cordoba. This quaint area located in the center of the country is surrounded by the Suquia River and the hills of three mountain ranges known as the Sierras Chicas. It is a popular tourist attraction that draws more than 3 million visitors per year and has many different hotels and resorts, including at least four five-star hotels. The great weather, tranquil rivers and beautiful rolling hills makes this one of the most popular locations in the country for weddings.
This province is located in the northeastern section of the country in the Mesopotamia region. The temperature in this area remains at about 70° year round and does not see any distinctive difference between seasons. It does, however, see a little more rain than some other regions of the country. The capital city of Corrientes is located along the shores of the Parana River and provides beautiful views. The famed General Belgrano Bridge connects Corrientes with the nearby city of Resistencia, the capital of Chaco Province. There are many great wedding venues within the city for both large and small weddings.
Along with Santa Fe Province and Cordoba Province, Entre Rios makes up the central region of the country of Argentina. This entire province is pretty much flat with a few small hills. Its name is derived from the Spanish words meaning between rivers. This is because of the numerous rivers located throughout the province, such as the Parana River, the Uruguay River, and the Mocoreta River. Any city located near one of these rivers, such as the capital city of Parana and the city of Colon are a popular location for couples coming to Argentina to be married. There are also several hot springs found in Colon, Villa Elisa and Federacion that can make a perfect honeymoon location.
This province is located in the northeastern region of the country. The capital city is Formosa, which is located just across the river from the Republic of Paraguay, which had greatly affected the culture in this area. It is made up primarily of flat land and is scattered with ranches and farmland. The most popular tourist attraction in the province is the Rio Pilcomayo National Park. This scenic area has various marshes, lakes and grasslands and is home to hundreds of domestic animal, bird and reptile species. There are a variety of wedding venue options for couples choosing to be married in this province.
The Jujuy Province is located in the very northwestern section of the country and borders both Chile and Bolivia. The capital city of San Salvador de Jujuy is the financial and culture hub of the province. It is also a major tourist attraction, especially for residents of Argentina who flock to the area for its historic importance and to see the ruins of some of the best-preserved Inca artifacts and structures. There are many picturesque towns throughout this province that may also make a great site for a wedding, such as Tilcara, Tumbaya and Purmamaraca. The Calilegua National Park is also found in this region.
This province is located in the central region of Argentina and is one of the least populated provinces in the country. The capital city of Santa Rosa sits along the coasts of the Don Tomes Lagoon. It is home to the Lihuel Calel National Park, which attracts thousands of visitors each year. This park is located near the capital city of Santa Rosa and is surrounded by many hotels, resorts and restaurants that would make great wedding ceremony venues. Both domestic and international visitors to this area primarily stay close to the capital or the national park area.
This region is located in the northwestern area of the country. The capital city of La Rioja is found at the edge of the Velasco Sierras and is where all the governmental agencies are located. This region sees very little precipitation during the year with the majority of it being over the summer months. The winters are typically mild and dry. Chilecito is a popular destination and has many lush vineyards and beautiful botanical gardens. The Talampaya National Park is another popular destination.
This province is well-known for its excellent wine production and the numerous ski resorts. It is located on the western central region of the country and borders Chile to the west. Overall, the province sees hot summers and cold winters and a very low annual rainfall level. However, the mountain regions see colder winters with more precipitation. Ski resorts can be found in Las Lenas, Vallecitos, and Penitentes. The famed Christ the Redeemer of the Andes statue also attracts visitors from around the world.
Misiones is located in the northeastern section of the country and is bordered by both Brazil and Paraguay. The region has hot summers and mild winters, but does not have a dry season. This may make it difficult to plan an outdoor wedding in this region. The most popular attraction in the area is the famed Iguazu Falls, which was just listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. The waterfalls in the area reach heights of more than 250 feet. The capital city is Posadas, which is the governmental, financial and cultural hub of the region.
This region is located in the western section of Argentina along the Chile border. The province is evenly divided with the lush Andes Mountains on the west and a barren plateau on the east. The summers are fairly hot with the average temperatures in the high 80s and the winters are mild with average temperatures in the high 50s. The region is famous for the large number of dinosaur fossils found in the area, and several museums are designated to display these artifacts. It is also a popular ski destination with many resorts in Caviahue, Cerro Bayo and Chapeloco.
Rio Negro is one of the most popular provinces in Argentina. It is bordered by the Andes Mountains on the west and the Atlantic Ocean on the east. It has some of the warmest water off the Argentina coast. Numerous beach resort areas and casinos are located along the coastal area, while ski resorts dominate the western section of the province. The winters are very cold and the summers are warm but comfortable. The western region near the mountains sees more precipitation than the eastern side.
The province of Salta is located in the northwestern section of the country. Its name is derived from the word beautiful for the picturesque views that can be seen throughout the province. The capital city of Salta stands at an elevation of 3,780 feet above sea level. The city is filled with colonial-style buildings and many stunning churches and cathedrals. It is a very popular tourist attraction and a cultural hub for the province. The temperatures can be hot during the summer in the northern section of this province. The elevation of Salta helps to keep it cool during the summer and spring months.
San Juan is sometime referred to as the Land of the Sun because it sees very little rainfall throughout the year. Its main water source is from the Jachal and San Juan Rivers. This province is located in western Argentina and borders Chile. The majority of its residents live in or around the capital city of San Juan, Zonda, Ullum or Jachal. It is the second-leading wine-producing region in the country and many vineyards can be found on the outskirts of San Juan. It is also one of the most modernized regions in Argentina. The town has many different locations for both inside and outside wedding ceremonies.
This province is found along the Chorrillos River in the central region of the country. The capital city of San Luis is located at the foothills of the Sierras Grandes, which provides a beautiful backdrop for the residents. Despite these mountains, the rest of the province is made up primarily of flatlands. The Sierra de las Quijadas National Park is located just 75 miles from the capital city and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are numerous churches, hotels and restaurants within the city of San Luis that are perfect for hosting weddings.
This province is located in the southern region of the country and is bordered by Chile on the west and the Atlantic Ocean on the east. It is the second largest province in the country, but is also the least densely populated region. The capital city of Rio Gallegos is the financial and governmental hub for the region. Many areas in the province have very nice summers with an average temperature between 64° and 80°, but the areas closer to the Andes Mountains are much colder. The Los Glaciares National Park is the most popular attraction in this area.
The Santa Fe Province is located in the central region of the country. The capital city is Santa Fe, but the nearby city of Rosario is the most populated. Both cities are located less than 200 miles from Argentina’s capital city of Buenos Aires. Santa Fe is known for its scenic green flatlands and it is a popular destination for tourists. It has an active nightlife with plenty of excellent restaurants and nightclubs. The summers can become very hot, but the area has a very mild winter, however some nights can dip below freezing.
This province is located in the northern section of Argentina and generally consists of flatlands and lagoons. It has relatively mild winters and hot summers with a rainy season often occurring in December and January. The capital city of Santiago del Estero is the oldest city in the country and is a popular tourist attraction for that reason. The hot springs of Rio Hando and the Rio Hando thermal baths are also very popular and hundreds of hotels and spas are located in this area. It is a great wedding or honeymoon location and is perfect for those who want to be pampered.
This province is located off the tip of South America and is separated from the continent by the Straits of Magellan. Its capital city of Ushuaia is said to be the southernmost city in the entire world. It is home to the Tierra del Fuego National Park where penguins, seals and orcas can be seen of the coast. This park is accessed by the Train to the End of the World. Due to its proximity to the South Pole, it can be quite cold in this region with an average temperature in the 50s during the summer. This cold weather combined with the mountains on the island make it a great ski location.
Tucuman is the smallest of the provinces in Argentina and is located in the northwestern region of the country. It has a diverse terrain with the flatlands in the east, the Sierras Mountains in the south and canyons in the north. The capital city of San Miguel de Tucuman is known as the Garden of the Republic due to its great agriculture industry. This is mainly due to the fact that this region has long, wet summers that range from October to March. The winters are mild and dry. The large student population provides a vibrant nightlife in this region.