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Luján de Cuyo is the district capital of the Luján de Cuyo Department located in the west of the Mendoza Province of Argentina. It forms part of the Greater Mendoza metropolitan area.

Luján de Cuyo
City
Luján de Cuyo is located in Argentina
Luján de Cuyo
Luján de Cuyo
Location of Luján de Cuyo in Argentina
Coordinates: 33°1′S 68°52′W / 33.017°S 68.867°W / -33.017; -68.867Coordinates: 33°1′S 68°52′W / 33.017°S 68.867°W / -33.017; -68.867
Country Argentina
ProvinceMendoza
DepartmentLuján de Cuyo
Population
 (2001 census)
 • Total73,058
Time zoneUTC-3 (ART)
CPA base
M5517
Dialing code+54 02614
ClimateBWk

WineEdit

It was the first delineated appellation for the purposes of wine production, recognised by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine in 1993.

Situated in the upper Mendoza valley, where the river is half-way through its journey from the Andes mountains to the eastern plains, many Lujan de Cuyo vineyards sit at altitudes of around 1000 m (3280 ft). Malbec in particular is successful in Lujan de Cuyo, but the appellation also produces good Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Torrontes. The majority of the vineyards are on alluvial soils; sandy or stony surfaces on clay substrata.

SportEdit

Asociación Atlético Luján de Cuyo are a football club that currently play in the regionalised Argentine 3rd division

PeopleEdit

The famous tango singer Oscar Serpa and singer, actor, film director and screenwriter Leonardo Favio were born here.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (in Spanish)