Belén Department

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Belén
Departamento Belén
Department
location of Belén Department in Catamarca Province
location of Belén Department in Catamarca Province
Coordinates: 27°39′S 67°02′W / 27.650°S 67.033°W / -27.650; -67.033Coordinates: 27°39′S 67°02′W / 27.650°S 67.033°W / -27.650; -67.033
Country Argentina
Established July 12, 1658 (city)
Founded by ?
Seat Belén
Government
 • Mayor Daniel Eduardo Ríos, FCS
Area
 • Total 12 km2 (5 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 12,252 (2,001 census [INDEC])
Demonym(s) beleña/o
Postal Code K4750
IFAM CAT005
Area Code 03835
Patron saint ?
Website https://web.archive.org/web/20060515160547/http://www.camsencat.gov.ar:80/belen.html

Belén is a department of Catamarca Province in Argentina.

The provincial subdivision has a population of about 12,000 inhabitants in an area of 12,945 km², and its capital city is Belén, which is located around 1,465 kilometres from Buenos Aires City.

Economy[edit]

The mainstay of the economy is farming, but there are also a number of mines in the department, with the extraction of gold, silver and various minerals.

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