Albardón Department

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ALBARDON
Departamento Albardón
Department
location of Departamento Caucete in San Juan Province
location of Departamento Caucete in San Juan Province
Country Argentina
Established November 15, 1851
Capital General San Martín
Area
 • Total 945 km2 (365 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 20.413 (2,001 census [INDEC])
Demonym albardonero/a
Postal Code 5400
IFAM SJU001
Area Code 0264
Coordinates 31°25′S 68°30′W / 31.417°S 68.500°W / -31.417; -68.500

Albardón is a department of the San Juan Province (Argentina). It is located in the center south of the same, which emphasizes a desert landscape with mountains and numerous plantations, highlighting the presence of prestigious wineries known nationally.

Toponymy[edit]

The word Albardón, in Spanish, represents a kind of "Earth cord" (en español cordón de tierra) or hill that comes up on a piece of land. According to the tradition, this is what the Spanish saw on the north side of the San Juan River, and according to this feature defined the zone name.

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Coordinates: 31°25′S 68°30′W / 31.417°S 68.500°W / -31.417; -68.500