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Malargüe Depairtment

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Departamento Malargüe
location o Malargüe Depairtment in Mendoza Province
location o Malargüe Depairtment in Mendoza Province
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)
Established16 November 1850
 • MayorBenito Raúl Rodríguez, PJ
 • Total41 km2 (16 sq mi)
 • Total23,020 (2,001 census [INDEC])
Postal Code
Aurie Code02627
Patron sauntNuestra Señora del Rosario

Malargüe is a depairtment locatit in the sooth wast o Mendoza Province in Argentinae. Its borders are San Rafael in the north, La Pampa Province in the east, Neuquén Province in the sooth an Chile tae the wast.

The provincial subdiveesion haes a population o aboot 23,000 inhabitants in a aurie o 41,317 km², an its caipital ceety is Malargüe, which is locatit aroond 1,180 km frae the federal caipital Buenos Aires.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The sooth o the Malargüe Depairtment is considered as the north tip o the Patagonie an is hame tae the mony natur reserves such as La Payunia, Castillos de Pincheira, Caverna de las Brujas an Laguna de Llancanelo.

Destricts[eedit | eedit soorce]

The depairtment is dividit in fower destricts:

Hydrology[eedit | eedit soorce]

Malargüe haes mony hydric resources. Amang its maist important rivers are the Grande River, the Colorado River, the Barrancas River an the Malargüe River, an the lagoons o Llancanelo, Negra an Niña Encantada.

Science[eedit | eedit soorce]

Malargüe is hame tae the Pierre Auger Observatory, a observatory designed tae detect ultra-heich-energy cosmic rays.

Tourism[eedit | eedit soorce]

The depairtment haes mony excitin natural landmarks an is well suitit for adventur tourism such as muntaineerin, paraglidin, raftin an kayakin. Here are locatit such excitin landmarks as Castillos de Pincheira, Tigre Cave, Brujas Cave an Pozo de las Ánimas - twa closely locatit, up tae 101 m deep sinkholes, whaur the wind aften creates a houlin soond.[1]

Malargüe Depairtment is hame tae the famous skiin resort o Las Leñas.

Gallery[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Pozo de las Animas - Well of Souls". Wondermondo.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Media relatit tae Malargüe at Wikimedia Commons