Antofagasta de la Sierra Department

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Antofagasta de la Sierra
Departamento Antofagasta de la Sierra
Department
location of Antofagasta de la Sierra Department in Catamarca Province
location of Antofagasta de la Sierra Department in Catamarca Province
Coordinates: 26°00′S 67°34′W / 26.000°S 67.567°W / -26.000; -67.567
Country Argentina
Established 1871 (city)
Founded by ?
Seat Antofagasta de la Sierra
Government
 • Mayor Alejandro Evaristo Acevedo, FCS
Area
 • Total 28 km2 (11 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 1,282 (2,001 census [INDEC])
Demonym(s) antofagastense
Postal Code K4705
IFAM CAT004
Area Code 03835
Patron saint ?
Website https://web.archive.org/web/20061208195352/http://www.camsencat.gov.ar:80/antofaga.html

Antofagasta de la Sierra is the northernmost department of Catamarca Province in Argentina.

The provincial subdivision has a population of about 1,300 inhabitants in an area of 28,097 km², and its capital city is Antofagasta de la Sierra.

Volcanoes[edit]

The department is most famous for its volcanic activity. There are over 200 volcanos situated in the area, the most notable of them being Antofagasta, Antofalla, Carachi Pampa, Alumbrera and Galán.

The Galán volcano has the largest explosive caldera in the world.

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