Famaillá Department, Tucumán

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Famaillá Department, Tucumán
Famaillá
Aerial View of the City
Aerial View of the City
Tucumán Province
Tucumán Province
Government
Elevation 750 m (2,460 ft)
Population
 • Total 20,762
Demonym(s) Famaillense
Area code(s) 03863
Website http://famailla.gov.ar/

Famaillá Department is a department located in the center-west of the Tucumán Province, Argentina. Its 2001 population was 30,951, mainly located in the east. The department’s economic base is agriculture. The National Agricultural Technology Institute (Spanish: Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria), commonly known as INTA, has one of its experimental stations in the area. The Department seat is the city of Famaillá.

Our Lady of Carmen Church

Geography[edit]

The Aconquija Range lies across its west portion whereas the plains extend toward the east. The Famaillá (central area), Colorado (north), and Caspichango (south) rivers are the most important waterways, the two latter ones forming the department’s natural boundaries with Lules, Leales and Monteros. Famaillá has a total area of 427 km².

Adjacent departments[edit]

Transportation infrastructure[edit]

Major highways[edit]

  • National Route 38
  • Tucuman Province Routes: 301 and 324.