Capital Department, Mendoza

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For the Argentine wine region, see Mendoza wine.
Departamento Capital
location of in Mendoza Province
location of in Mendoza Province
Coordinates: 32°53′S 68°50′W / 32.883°S 68.833°W / -32.883; -68.833
Country Argentina
Established December 20, 1869
Founded by ?
Seat Mendoza
 • Mayor Eduardo Cicchitti, UCR
 • Total 54 km2 (21 sq mi)
 • Total 110,993
 • Density 2,100/km2 (5,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s) mendocino/a
Postal Code M5500
Area Code 0261
Patron saint Saint James the Great

Capital is a department (municipality) of Mendoza Province in Argentina. The provincial subdivision has a population of about 111,000 inhabitants in an area of 54 km², and its head city is Mendoza, which also serves as the provincial capital.


Mendoza is home to several football clubs, the most notable of these is Gimnasia y Esgrima who play in the regionalised 3rd Division. The most notable football team of the moment is Club Atletico Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba, which participates in the first division of Argentinian Football. Club Sportivo Independiente Rivadavia is also a very well known football team, it's disputing the Nacional B tournament which is second division in Argentina.


The main campus of the National University of Cuyo is based in Mendoza City. UTN (Universidad Tecnologica Nacional) is also situated in Mendoza City.


Capital Department and its seven districts. The Zona Oeste is occupied mainly by the General San Martín Park and several mountains

The Department is divided in seven districts:

Primera Sección

Segunda Sección

Tercera Sección

Cuarta Sección

Quinta Sección

Sexta Sección

Zona Oeste

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