Escalante Department

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Departamento Escalante
location of Escalante Department in Chubut Province
location of Escalante Department in Chubut Province
Coordinates: 45°52′S 67°30′W / 45.867°S 67.500°W / -45.867; -67.500Coordinates: 45°52′S 67°30′W / 45.867°S 67.500°W / -45.867; -67.500
Country Argentina Argentina
Province Chubut Coat of Arms of Catamarca Province
Foundation February 23, 1901
Founded by ?
Capital Comodoro Rivadavia
 • Mayor Raúl Oscar Simoncini (PJ)
 • Total 14,015 km2 (5,411 sq mi)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 143,609
 • Density 10/km2 (27/sq mi)
Post code U9000
Area code(s) 0297
Resident escalantense
Distance to Buenos Aires 1,761km

Escalante Department is a department of Chubut Province in Argentina.

The provincial subdivision has a population of about 143,000 inhabitants in an area of 14,015 km², and its capital city is Comodoro Rivadavia.

The department is named after doctor Wenceslao Escalante, who was part of the Ministry of Agriculture during the presidency of Julio A. Roca.


  • Autodromo Comodoro Rivadavia[1]



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