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Popular vote selects Argentina’s ‘Seven Natural Wonders’

Apopular vote, in which more than one million people are said to have cast their vote over a period of six months, has chosen Argentina’s ‘Seven Natural Wonders,’ shining a light on the country’s marvels.

Saturday 11 May, 2019
#1, Salinas Grandes in Jujuy province.
#1, Salinas Grandes in Jujuy province. Foto:Cedoc.

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Unveiled at a ceremony at the Borges Cultural Centre in the capital organised by 7 Maravillas Argentinas, a branch of the New7Wonders Foundation, the list includes well-known sites such as the Misiones Jungle, the Perito Moreno Glacier in Santa Cruz and the famous Nahuel Huapi national park. In total, the sites run across eight provinces and include three nationa l parks.

First on the list was the photo -friendly Salinas Grandes, Argentina’s famous salt plains in the north of the country which sit 3,600 metres above sea level and encompass more than 210 square kilometres.

Some observers expressed surprise at the choice of some lesser-known sites such as Formosa’s Bañado La Estrella and the Río Mina Clavero in Córdoba.

However, N7W Director Jean Paul de la Fuente said he wasn’t shocked by any appearance on the list, saying “people vote for the place they like, not where they live or because a place is famous.”

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