Florentino Ameghino Department

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Florentino Ameghino
Departamento Florentino Ameghino
location of Florentino Ameghino Department in Chubut Province
location of Florentino Ameghino Department in Chubut Province
Coordinates: 44°46′S 65°43′W / 44.767°S 65.717°W / -44.767; -65.717Coordinates: 44°46′S 65°43′W / 44.767°S 65.717°W / -44.767; -65.717
Country Argentina Argentina
Province Chubut Coat of Arms of Catamarca Province
Foundation October 10, 1900
Founded by Simón de Alcazaba and Soto Mayor
Capital Camarones
Government
 • Mayor Eugenio Héctor Rodriguez (Movimiento Juntos para Camarones)
Area
 • Total 16,088 km2 (6,212 sq mi)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 1,484
 • Density 0.092/km2 (0.24/sq mi)
 • Change 1991-2001 +30.3%
Post Code U9111
Area code(s) 0297
Resident camaronense
Distance to Buenos Aires 1,654km
Website http://www.vistasdelvalle.com.ar

Florentino Ameghino is a department of Chubut Province, it is located on the Atlantic coast of Argentina

The provincial subdivision has a population of about 1,484 inhabitants in an area of 16,088 km², and its capital city is Camarones, which is located around 1,654 km from Capital Federal.

The department is noted for its wealth of geological and paleontological features. Specimens from the region are on display in a number of museums worldwide.

The department is named in honour of Florentino Ameghino (September 18, 1854 – August 6, 1911), an Argentinian naturalist, paleontologist, anthropologist and zoologist

Economy[edit]

The economy of Florentino Ameghino and its head town is dominated by tourism. People are attracted to the region by its lengthy unspoiled coastline, its geography and fauna, especially the penguin colonies.

Camarones' coat of arms

Attractions[edit]

  • Fiesta Nacional de Salmon (National Salmon Festival)
  • Cabo Dos Bahías

Settlements[edit]

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