Godoy Cruz, Mendoza

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Godoy Cruz
Saint Vincent Ferrer Church
Godoy Cruz is located in Argentina
Godoy Cruz
Godoy Cruz
Location of Godoy Cruz in Argentina
Coordinates: 32°55′S 68°50′W / 32.917°S 68.833°W / -32.917; -68.833Coordinates: 32°55′S 68°50′W / 32.917°S 68.833°W / -32.917; -68.833
Country  Argentina
Province Mendoza
Department Godoy Cruz
 • Total 182,977
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base M5501
Dialing code +54 261
Climate BWk

Godoy Cruz is a city in the province of Mendoza, Argentina. It has 183,000 inhabitants as per the 2001 census [INDEC], and is part of the metropolitan area of the provincial capital (Mendoza).

Godoy Cruz was initially known as Villa de San Vicente (since 1872) and then as Villa Belgrano (1889). On 9 February 1909 it received city status and its current name, in homage to Dr. Tomás Godoy Cruz, who represented the province of Mendoza in the Congress of Tucumán and was also a provincial governor and legislator.