Andalgalá Department

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Andalgalá
Departamento Andalgalá
Department
location of in Catamarca Province
location of in Catamarca Province
Coordinates: 27°36′S 66°19′W / 27.600°S 66.317°W / -27.600; -66.317
Country Argentina
Established March 1, 1822
Founded by Don Crisanto Gómez
Seat Andalgalá
Government
 • Mayor José Perea, FJ
Area
 • Total 4 km2 (2 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 14,068 (2,001 census [INDEC])
Demonym(s) beleña/o
Postal Code K4740
IFAM CAT003
Area Code 03835
Patron saint ?
Website https://web.archive.org/web/20060515160921/http://www.camsencat.gov.ar:80/andalgal.html

Andalgalá is a central department of Catamarca Province in Argentina.

The provincial subdivision has a population of about 14,000 inhabitants in an area of 4,497 km², and its capital city is Andalgalá, which is located around 1,435 km from Buenos Aires.

Economy[edit]

The main contributors to the economy of Andalgalá Department are farming and mining. The Capillitas Mine is a rich source of Rhodochrosite, (Inca Rosa), as well as 87 other types of mineral, including Catamarcaite, which is named after the Province of Catamarca.

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