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Ancasti is located in Argentina
Location in Argentina
Coordinates: 27°49′S 65°30′W / 27.817°S 65.500°W / -27.817; -65.500Coordinates: 27°49′S 65°30′W / 27.817°S 65.500°W / -27.817; -65.500
Country  Argentina
Province Catamarca
Department Ancasti
2nd level Municipality Ancasti
Founded September 26, 1735
Elevation 870 m (2,850 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 305
CPA Base K 4701
Area code(s) +54 3833

Ancasti or Villa Ancasti is a town in Catamarca Province, Argentina. It is the head town of the Ancasti Department. It was founded in 1735, by Don Pedro Pablo Acosta.[1] The festival of the patron saint is celebrated annually on Christmas Eve, December 24.[2]


The main trades in the local economy are agriculture and cattle farming. The biggest produce are maize, potato and squash.

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


  1. ^ Gerry Leitner (2000). Argentina Travel Companion. Hunter Publishing, Inc. pp. 728–728. ISBN 978-0-9587498-1-7. 
  2. ^ "Locations". Comunidades Argentinas. Retrieved 8 February 2015.