Valle Viejo Department
Departamento Valle Viejo
location of Valle Viejo Department in Catamarca Province
|• Mayor||Gustavo Roque Jalile, UCR|
|• Total||540 km2 (210 sq mi)|
|• Total||23,707 (2,001 census [INDEC])|
The provincial subdivision has a population of about 24,000 inhabitants in an area of 540km², and its capital city is San Isidro.
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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