Las Heras Department
Departamento de Las Heras
location of Las Heras Department in Mendoza Province
|Established||January 31, 1871|
|• Mayor||Rubén Miranda, PJ|
|• Total||8 km2 (3 sq mi)|
|• Total||182,962 (2,001 census [INDEC])|
The provincial subdivision has a population of about 183,000 inhabitants in an area of 8,955km², and its capital city is Las Heras, which is located around 1,095km from Capital Federal. The province's international airport, Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport is located within this subdivision.
Mount Aconcagua is located in Las Heras Department, at 6,962 metres above sea level it holds many records, including:
- The highest mountain in South America.
- The Highest Mountain in all of the Americas.
- The highest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere.
- The highest mountain outside of the continent of Asia.
The people of Las Heras are proud to have such an important mountain in their department, and as one of the Seven Summits it brings a great number of mountaineers and sightseers to the region.
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