Escalante Department

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Escalante
Departamento Escalante
location of Escalante Department in Chubut Province
location of Escalante Department in Chubut Province
Coordinates: 45°52′S 67°30′W / 45.867°S 67.500°W / -45.867; -67.500Coordinates: 45°52′S 67°30′W / 45.867°S 67.500°W / -45.867; -67.500
Country Argentina Argentina
Province Chubut Coat of Arms of Catamarca Province
Foundation February 23, 1901
Founded by ?
Capital Comodoro Rivadavia
Government
 • Mayor Raúl Oscar Simoncini (PJ)
Area
 • Total 14,015 km2 (5,411 sq mi)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 143,609
 • Density 10/km2 (27/sq mi)
Post code U9000
Area code(s) 0297
Resident escalantense
Distance to Buenos Aires 1,761km
Website http://www.comodoro.gov.ar

Escalante Department is a department of Chubut Province in Argentina.

The provincial subdivision has a population of about 143,000 inhabitants in an area of 14,015 km², and its capital city is Comodoro Rivadavia.

The department is named after doctor Wenceslao Escalante, who was part of the Ministry of Agriculture during the presidency of Julio A. Roca.

Attractions[edit]

  • Autodromo Comodoro Rivadavia[1]

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