General Alvear Department, Mendoza

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General Alvear
Departamento General Alvear
Department
location of Departamento General Alvear  in Mendoza Province
location of Departamento General Alvear in Mendoza Province
Country Argentina
Established August 12, 1912
Founded by ?
Capital General Alvear
Government
 • Mayor Juan Carlod de Paolo, PJ
Area
 • Total 14 km2 (5 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 44,147 (2,001 census [INDEC])
Demonym alvearense
Postal Code M5620
IFAM MZA001
Area Code 02625
Coordinates 34°58′S 67°42′W / 34.967°S 67.700°W / -34.967; -67.700
Patron saint San José Obrero
Website http://www.generalalvearmza.gov.ar

General Alvear is a department located in the south east of Mendoza Province in Argentina.

The provincial subdivision has a population of about 44,000 inhabitants in an area of 14,448km², and its capital city is General Alvear, which is located around 900km from Buenos Aires.

The City of general Alvear is home to a campus of Universidad Nacional de Cuyo.

The partido and its agricultural lands are irrigated by the Rivers Diamante and Atuel.

Name[edit]

The department and its head town are named after General Carlos María de Alvear (1789-1852) a hero of the Argentine War of Independence.

History[edit]

  • 1879, The land now forming Departamento General Alvear is conquered in the 2nd desert campeign.
  • 1912, The Departamento was officially created on August 12 and the Sarmiento Railroad arrived in the city of General Alvear.

Districts[edit]

Smaller settlements[edit]

  • Canalejas
  • Carmensa
  • Cochicó
  • Colonia Alvear Oeste
  • Corral de Lorca
  • El Ceibo
  • El Juncalito
  • La Escandinava
  • La Mora
  • Línea de Poste
  • Los Compartos
  • Ovejería
  • Poste de Hierro

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