San Martín Department, San Juan

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SAN MARTIN
Departamento San Martín
Department
location of Departamento San Martín in San Juan Province
location of Departamento San Martín in San Juan Province
Coordinates: 31°30′S 68°17′W / 31.500°S 68.283°W / -31.500; -68.283
Country Argentina
Established December,19 1942
Seat San Martín
Area
 • Total 435 km2 (168 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 10.140 (2,001 census [INDEC])
Postal Code 5400
IFAM SJU013
Area Code 0264
Patron saint San Juan Bosco

San Martín is a department in the east of San Juan province (Argentina). It is predominantly a landscape of mountains in the east and significant production wine, with the installation of prestigious wineries with a remarkable track record in the province known nationally by the development of wine table and fine wine.

In 1996, it became the second controlled appellation established in Mendoza alongside the renowned Luján de Cuyo.

Coordinates: 31°30′S 68°17′W / 31.500°S 68.283°W / -31.500; -68.283