location of Biedma Department in Chubut Province
|Capital founded||July 28, 1865|
|• Mayor||Carlos Elicece (PJ)|
|• Total||12,940 km2 (5,000 sq mi)|
|Population (2001 census [INDEC])|
|• Density||4.5/km2 (12/sq mi)|
|• Change 1991-2001||+28.98%|
|Distance to Buenos Aires||1,334km|
Biedma is a department located in the north east of Chubut Province, on the Atlantic coast of Argentina. The spelling Viedma is also sometimes used, but the spelling Biedma is preferred, to distinguish the department from the city of Viedma in Rio Negro Province.
The main contributors to the economy of Biedma are tourism, fishing, farming and the production of Aluminium.