Luján de Cuyo

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Luján de Cuyo
District capital
Luján de Cuyo is located in Argentina
Luján de Cuyo
Luján de Cuyo
Location of Luján de Cuyo in Argentina
Coordinates: 33°1′S 68°52′W / 33.017°S 68.867°W / -33.017; -68.867Coordinates: 33°1′S 68°52′W / 33.017°S 68.867°W / -33.017; -68.867
Country  Argentina
Province Mendoza
Department Luján de Cuyo
Population
 • Total 104,470
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base M5517
Dialing code +54 02614

Luján de Cuyo is the district capital of the Luján de Cuyo Department located in the west of the Mendoza Province of Argentina. It forms part of the Greater Mendoza metropolitan area.

Wine[edit]

It was the first delineated appellation for the purposes of wine production, recognised by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine in 1993.

Situated in the upper Mendoza valley, where the river is half-way through its journey from the Andes mountains to the eastern plains, many Lujan de Cuyo vineyards sit at altitudes of around 1000 m (3280 ft). Malbec in particular is successful in Lujan de Cuyo, but the appellation also produces good Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Torrontes. The majority of the vineyards are on alluvial soils; sandy or stony surfaces on clay substrata.

Sport[edit]

Asociación Atlético Luján de Cuyo are a football club that currently play in the regionalised Argentine 3rd division

People[edit]

The famous tango singer Oscar Serpa was born here.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (Spanish)