Angaco Department

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Angaco
Departamento Angaco
Department
location of Departamento Angaco in San Juan Province
location of Departamento Angaco in San Juan Province
Coordinates: 31°24′S 68°22′W / 31.400°S 68.367°W / -31.400; -68.367
Country Argentina
Established March 16, 1816
Founded by Salvador María del Carril
Seat Villa El Salvador
Area
 • Total 1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 7.570 (2,001 census [INDEC])
Demonym(s) angaquero/a
Postal Code 5400
IFAM SJU002
Area Code 0264
Patron saint Virgen del Carmen

Angaco is a department of the province of San Juan (Argentina). It is located in the center east of the province, especially in a desert landscape with mountains. Characterized by their remarkable wine production

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Angaco home means Araucanian water or streams that are at the foot of a hill.

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Coordinates: 31°24′S 68°22′W / 31.400°S 68.367°W / -31.400; -68.367