Valle Viejo Department

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Valle Viejo
Departamento Valle Viejo
Department
location of Valle Viejo Department in Catamarca Province
location of Valle Viejo Department in Catamarca Province
Coordinates: 28°27′S 65°44′W / 28.450°S 65.733°W / -28.450; -65.733
Country Argentina
Established ?
Founded by ?
Seat San Isidro
Government
 • Mayor Gustavo Roque Jalile, UCR
Area
 • Total 540 km2 (210 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 23,707 (2,001 census [INDEC])
Demonym(s) sanisidrense
Postal Code K4707
IFAM CAT033
Area Code 03833
Patron saint ?
Website http://www.camsencat.gov.ar/vviejo.html

Valle Viejo is a central department of Catamarca Province in Argentina.

The provincial subdivision has a population of about 24,000 inhabitants in an area of 540km², and its capital city is San Isidro.

Prehistory[edit]

The Valle Viejo region has been populated for at least 8,000 years. Around 1,000 years ago the area was settled by a sedentary population who farmed the land as well as hunting. They created buildings, irrigation systems and fortifications.

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