Cushamen Department

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Departamento Cushamen
location of Cushamen Department in Chubut Province
location of Cushamen Department in Chubut Province
Coordinates: 42°54′S 71°19′W / 42.900°S 71.317°W / -42.900; -71.317Coordinates: 42°54′S 71°19′W / 42.900°S 71.317°W / -42.900; -71.317
Country Argentina Argentina
Province Chubut Coat of Arms of Catamarca Province
Capital Cushamen
 • Total 16,250 km2 (6,270 sq mi)
Population (2001)2001 census [INDEC]
 • Total 17,134
 • Density 1.1/km2 (2.7/sq mi)
 • Change 1991-2001 +23.4%
Post code U8211
Area code(s) 02945
Resident cushamenense

Cushamen is a department located in the north west of Chubut Province in Argentina.

The provincial subdivision has a population of about 17,000 inhabitants in an area of 16,250km², and its capital city is Cushamen. The name means loneliness in the Tehuelche language.


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