San Martín Department, Mendoza

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San Martín
Departamento San Martín
Department
location of San Martín Department in Mendoza Province
location of San Martín Department in Mendoza Province
Country Argentina
Established December 20, 1816
Founded by ?
Capital San Martín
Government
 • Mayor Jorge Omar Giménez,
Area
 • Total 1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 108,448 (2,001 census [INDEC])
Demonym sanmartiniano/a
Postal Code M5570
IFAM MZA014
Area Code 02623
Coordinates 33°04′S 68°19′W / 33.067°S 68.317°W / -33.067; -68.317
Patron saint ?
Website http://www.sanmartin.mendoza.gov.ar/

San Martín is a department located in the centre of Mendoza Province in Argentina.

The provincial subdivision has a population of about 108,500 inhabitants in an area of 1,504 km², and its capital city is San Martín, which is located around 1,100 km from Capital Federal.

Name[edit]

The Department and its cabecera (capital) are named in honour of General San Martín (1778-1850), the military leader that led the Argentine forces to victory over the Spanish Empire during the Argentine War of Independence.

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Sport[edit]

The city of San Martín is home to Atlético Club San Martín, a football club currently playing in the regionalised 4th Division.

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