Las Heras, Mendoza

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Las Heras
Las Heras is located in Argentina
Las Heras
Las Heras
Location of Las Heras in Argentina
Coordinates: 32°51′S 68°49′W / 32.850°S 68.817°W / -32.850; -68.817Coordinates: 32°51′S 68°49′W / 32.850°S 68.817°W / -32.850; -68.817
Country Argentina
Province Mendoza
DepartmentLas Heras
Elevation
725 m (2,379 ft)
Population
 (2010 census)
 • Urban
189,067
 • Metro
203,507
Time zoneUTC-3 (ART)
CPA base
M5540
Dialing code+54 261
ClimateBWk
Websitelasheras.gob.ar

Las Heras is a city in the province of Mendoza, Argentina, located in the north of the metropolitan area of the provincial capital (Greater Mendoza). It has more than 180,000 inhabitants as per the 2001 census [INDEC] and is the head town of the department of the same name.

The city is immediately next to Mendoza City, going north down San Martín Avenue. The area includes the low mountain range of El Challao, home to hot springs.

The name of the city is an homage to General Juan Gregorio de las Heras, hero of the Argentine War of Independence.

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