- Las Heras Department
Infobox Mendoza Department
name= Las Heras
official name= Departamento de Las Heras
location= location of Las Heras Department in Mendoza Province
capital= Las Heras
January 31 1871
pop= 182,962 (census-ar|2001)
pop change= + 16.88% (1991-2001)
area= 8,955 km²
mayor= Rubén Miranda, PJ| web= http://www.lasheras-mendoza.gov.ar/
Las Heras is a department located in the north west of
Mendoza Provincein Argentina.
The Partido and its capital are named after General
Juan Gregorio de las Heras(1780-1866), a military leader during the Argentine War of Independence.
* Las Cuevas
Punta de Vacas
The mountains of the
Andesact as a natural border between Argentina and Chile, the mountain range forms much of the western part of the department of Las heras.
Mount Aconcagua is located in Las Heras Department, at 6,962 metres above sea level it holds many records, including:
* The highest mountain in
* The Highest Mountain in all of the Americas.
* The highest mountain in the
* The highest mountain outside of the continent of
The people of Las Heras are proud to have such an important mountain in their department, and as one of the
Seven Summitsit brings a great number of mountaineers and sightseers to the region.
* [http://www.lasheras-mendoza.gov.ar/ Municipal Site]
* [http://www.intertournet.com.ar/mendoza/lasheras/lasheras.htm Tourist Information] (Spanish)
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