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Salvador Mazza & Yacuiba

Salvador Mazza (popularly known as Pocitos) is the most northerly settlement in Argentina.

In November 1999, the Madrejones natural gas well near Salvador Mazza caught fire and burned out of control for 118 days.

The name Yacuiba comes from the Guaraní phrase “watering hole of the turkeys”, referring to the turkey-like Chaco Chachalaca bird which is endemic to the area.

The north of Argentina produces 25% of its oil and 16% of its natural gas.

Salvador Mazza and Yacuiba are two connected towns sitting either side of the Argentinian – Bolivian border.

The Ferrocarril General Manuel Belgrano, the northern section of Argentina’s railway, stretches over 47,000 kilometres.

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