Andalgalá Department

Andalgalá is a central department of Catamarca Province in Argentina.

Andalgalá
Departamento Andalgalá
location of in Catamarca Province
location of in Catamarca Province
Coordinates: 27°36′S 66°19′W / 27.600°S 66.317°W / -27.600; -66.317
CountryArgentina
EstablishedMarch 1, 1822
Founded byDon Crisanto Gómez
SeatAndalgalá
Government
 • MayorJosé Perea, FJ
Area
 • Total4,497 km2 (1,736 sq mi)
Population
 (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total14,068
 • Density3.1/km2 (8.1/sq mi)
Demonym(s)beleña/o
Postal Code
K4740
IFAM
Area Code03835
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Websiteweb.archive.org/web/20060515160921/http://www.camsencat.gov.ar/andalgal.html

The provincial subdivision has a population of about 14,000 inhabitants in an area of 4,497 km2 (1,736 sq mi), and its capital city is Andalgalá, which is located around 1,435 km (892 mi) from Buenos Aires.

EconomyEdit

The main contributors to the economy of Andalgalá Department are farming and mining. The Capillitas Mine is a rich source of Rhodochrosite, (Inca Rosa), as well as 87 other types of mineral, including Catamarcaite, which is named after the Province of Catamarca.

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