Las Heras Department
Departamento de Las Heras
location of Las Heras Department in Mendoza Province
|Established||January 31, 1871|
|• Mayor||Daniel Orozco, Cambiemos|
|• Total||8 km2 (3 sq mi)|
|• Total||182,962 (2,001 census [INDEC])|
The provincial subdivision has a population of about 183,000 inhabitants in an area of 8,955 km², and its capital city is Las Heras, which is located around 1,095 km from the Capital federal. The province's international airport, Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport is located within this subdivision.
- El Algarrobal
- El Borbollón
- El Challao
- El Pastal
- El Plumerillo
- El Resguardo
- El Zapallar
- Las Cuevas
- Las Heras
- Punta de Vacas
Mount Aconcagua is located in Las Heras Department, at 6,962 metres above sea level it holds many records, including:
- The highest mountain in South America.
- The Highest Mountain in all of the Americas.
- The highest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere.
- The highest mountain outside of the continent of Asia.
The people of Las Heras are proud to have such an important mountain in their department, and as one of the Seven Summits it brings a great number of mountaineers and sightseers to the region.
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