Guaymallén Department

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Guaymallén
Departamento Guaymallén
Department
location of Departamento Guaymallén in Mendoza Province
location of Departamento Guaymallén in Mendoza Province
Country Argentina
Established May 14, 1858
Founded by Don Juan Cornelio Moyano
Capital Villa Nueva
Government
 • Mayor Luis Lobos, PJ, FpV
Area
 • Total 164 km2 (63 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 283,803 (2,010 census [INDEC])
Demonym guaymallino
Postal Code M5525
IFAM MZA003
Area Code 0261
Coordinates 32°54′S 68°47′W / 32.900°S 68.783°W / -32.900; -68.783
Patron saint La Purísima, December 8
Website http://www.guaymallen.mendoza.gov.ar/

Guaymallén is a central department of Mendoza Province in Argentina.

The provincial subdivision has a population of about 250,000 inhabitants in an area of 164 km², and its capital city is Villa Nueva, which is located around 1,090 km from Buenos Aires.

History[edit]

  • 1858, on May 14 Guaymallén Department was created.
  • 1896, on May 19 Villa Nueva was declared as cabecera (capital) of the departament.

Economy[edit]

The economy of the Guaymallén Department, represented 8.7% of the economy of Mendoza Province.

The three main sectors of the economy are Banks and financial institutions, the service sector, industry and manufacturing.

Districts[edit]

Guaymallén Department is divided into 20 districts:

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