Guaymallén Department

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Guaymallén
Departamento Guaymallén
Department
location of Departamento Guaymallén in Mendoza Province
location of Departamento Guaymallén in Mendoza Province
Coordinates: 32°54′S 68°47′W / 32.900°S 68.783°W / -32.900; -68.783
Country Argentina
Established May 14, 1858
Founded by Don Juan Cornelio Moyano
Seat Villa Nueva
Government
 • Mayor Luis Lobos, PJ, FpV
Area
 • Total 164 km2 (63 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 283,803 (2,010 census [INDEC])
Demonym(s) guaymallino
Postal Code M5525
IFAM MZA003
Area Code 0261
Patron saint La Purísima, December 8
Website http://www.guaymallen.mendoza.gov.ar/

Guaymallén is a central department of Mendoza Province in Argentina.

The provincial subdivision has a population of about 250,000 inhabitants in an area of 164 km², and its capital city is Villa Nueva, which is located around 1,090 km from Buenos Aires.

History[edit]

  • 1858, on May 14 Guaymallén Department was created.
  • 1896, on May 19 Villa Nueva was declared as cabecera (capital) of the departament.

Economy[edit]

The economy of the Guaymallén Department, represented 8.7% of the economy of Mendoza Province.

The three main sectors of the economy are Banks and financial institutions, the service sector, industry and manufacturing.

Districts[edit]

Guaymallén Department is divided into 20 districts:

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