Tunuyán

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Tunuyán
City
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Flag of Tunuyán
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Coat of arms of Tunuyán
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Tunuyán is located in Argentina
Tunuyán
Tunuyán
Location of Tunuyán in Argentina
Coordinates: 33°34′S 69°1′W / 33.567°S 69.017°W / -33.567; -69.017Coordinates: 33°34′S 69°1′W / 33.567°S 69.017°W / -33.567; -69.017
Country  Argentina
Province Mendoza
Department Tunuyán
Founded November 25, 1880
Elevation 875 m (2,871 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 312,455
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base M5560
Dialing code +54 2622
Website Official website

Tunuyán is a city in the west of the province of Mendoza, Argentina, located on the western shore of the Tunuyán River, 80 km (50 mi) south from the provincial capital Mendoza and 100 km (62 mi) east of the Chilean border. It has 42,125 inhabitants as per the 2001 census [INDEC], and is the head town of the Tunuyán Department. Along with the Tupungato Department and the San Carlos Department it makes up the "Valle de Uco" region, which is famous in the Argentine wine industry for its important and modern vineyards and winery's. Recent investments attracted by the climate, soil, and altitude combination have transformed the area since 2002, making it one of Argentina's most important regions when it comes to high-quality wine production.

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