Malargüe Department

Malargüe

location of Malargüe Department in Mendoza Province
Official name Departamento Malargüe
Capital Malargüe
Country
Province
Argentina Argentina
Mendoza Coat of Arms of Mendoza Province
Foundation
Founder
November 16, 1850
Population:  
 - Total 23,020 (2001 census [INDEC])
 - Density 0.56 Inhabitants/km²
 - Population change + 5.87% (1991-2001)
Resident name malargüino/na
Telephone code 02627
Post Code M5613
Location  
 - Coordinates 36°10′S 69°20′W / 36.167°S 69.333°W / -36.167; -69.333 (Malargüe Department)Coordinates: 36°10′S 69°20′W / 36.167°S 69.333°W / -36.167; -69.333 (Malargüe Department)
Area 41,317 km²
Distance:  
 - to Buenos Aires  1,180km
Patron  Nuestra Señora del Rosario
Web Site  http://www.malargue.gov.ar
Las Animas Well

Malargüe is a department located in the south west of Mendoza Province in Argentina. Its borders are San Rafael in the north, La Pampa Province in the east, Neuquén Province in the south and Chile to the west.

The provincial subdivision has a population of about 23,000 inhabitants in an area of 41,317km², and its capital city is Malargüe, which is located around 1,180km from the federal capital Buenos Aires.

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Geography

The south of the Malargüe Department is considered as the north tip of the Patagonia and is home to the many nature reserves such as La Payunia, Castillos de Pincheira, Caverna de las Brujas and Laguna de Llancanelo.

Districts

The department is divided in four districts:

  • Agua Escondida
  • Malargüe
  • Río Barrancas
  • Río Grande

Hydrology

Malargüe has many hydric resources. Among its most important rivers are the Grande River, the Colorado River, the Barrancas River and the Malargüe River, and the lagoons of Llancanelo, Negra and Niña Encantada.

Science

Malargüe is home to the Pierre Auger Observatory, an observatory designed to detect ultra-high-energy cosmic rays.

Skiing

Malargüe Department is home to the famous skiing resort of Las Leñas.

External links

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