San Martín Department, Mendoza

San Martín is a department located in the centre of Mendoza Province in Argentina.

San Martín
Departamento San Martín
location of San Martín Department in Mendoza Province
location of San Martín Department in Mendoza Province
Coordinates: 33°04′S 68°19′W / 33.067°S 68.317°W / -33.067; -68.317
CountryArgentina
EstablishedDecember 20, 1816
Founded by?
SeatSan Martín
Government
 • MayorJorge Omar Giménez,
Area
 • Total1,504 km2 (581 sq mi)
Population
 (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total108,448
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Demonymsanmartiniano/a
Postal Code
M5570
IFAM
Area Code0263
Patron saint?
Websitewww.sanmartin.mendoza.gov.ar

The provincial subdivision has a population of about 108,500 inhabitants in an area of 1,504 km2 (581 sq mi), and its capital city is San Martín, which is located around 1,100 km (680 mi) from the Capital federal.

NameEdit

The Department and its cabecera (capital) are named in honour of General San Martín (1778-1850), the military leader that led the Argentine forces to victory over the Spanish Empire during the Argentine War of Independence.

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SportEdit

The city of San Martín is home to Atlético Club San Martín, a football club currently playing in the regionalised 4th Division.

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