Futaleufú Department

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Departamento Futaleufú
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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
Foundation February 25, 1906
Founded by ?
Capital Esquel
 • Mayor Rafael Williams PJ
 • Total 9,435 km2 (3,643 sq mi)
Population (2001)2001 census [INDEC]
 • Total 37,540
 • Density 4.0/km2 (10/sq mi)
 • Change 1991-2001 +21.95%
Post Code U9200
Area code(s) 02945
Resident ?
Distance to Buenos Aires 1,998km
Distance to Rawson, Chubut ?
Patron ?
Website http://www.esquel.gov.ar

Futaleufú is a department in the north west of Chubut Province, Argentina. Its main town and capital is Esquel to the north, with Trevelin and El Corcovado as the only other towns of significant size. Other settlements are Cerro Centinela, Aldea Escolar, Los Cipreses and Lago Rosario. The population of the department is 37,500 inhabitants as per the 2001 census [INDEC], which represents a population density of fewer than 4 inhabitants/km².

The partido is bordered to the north by the Cushamen Department, to the south and east by the Languiñeo department and to the west by Chile. The name comes from the Futaleufú River which rises in the Los Alerces National Park and flows through the department into Chile and on to the Pacific Ocean.




  • "Futaleufú Department" (in Spanish). Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. 

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