Iruya

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.

Iruya was officially founded in 1753, but the first inhabitants settled here around 100 years earlier. They were mainly aboriginals of which the oldest roots go back to the Ocloyas, a people belonging to the ethnic group of the Kolla who stem from the Kollasuyo, which used to be one of the four regions of the Inca empire.[1]

Iruya's church was built in 1690.[2]

 
 
Pantipampa 
Pantipampa
 
Río Grande 
Río Grande
Pueblo viejo 
Pueblo viejo
 
A dog sleeps in the streets of Iruya 
A dog sleeps in the streets of Iruya
Iruya seen from above 
Iruya seen from above
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