Andalgalá Department

Andalgalá Department

Infobox Catamarca
name= Andalgalá
official name= Departamento Andalgalá


location= location of in Catamarca Province
capital= Andalgalá
foundation= March 1 1822
founder= Don Crisanto Gómez
pop= 14,068 (census-ar|2001)
density= 3.8 Inhabitants/km²
pop change= + 23.08% (1991-2001)
resident= beleña/o
tel= 03835
post= K4740
coor= coord|27|36|S|66|19|W | area= 4,497km²
dist1= 1,435km
dist2= 260km
patron= ?
mayor= José Perea, FJ| web= http://www.camsencat.gov.ar/andalgal.html
ifam= CAT003

Andalgalá is a central department of Catamarca Province in Argentina.

The provincial subdivision has a population of about 14,000 inhabitants in an area of 4,497km², and its capital city is Andalgalá, which is located around 1,435km from Capital Federal.

Economy

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.

Districts and Settlements

*Aconquija
*Agua de las Palomas
*Agua Verde
*Alto de las Juntas
*Amanao
*Andalgalá
*Buena Vista
*Campo El Pucará
*Chaquiago
*Choya
*Ciénaga El Pozo
*Cóndor Huasi
*El Alamito
*El Arbolito
*El Durazno
*El Espinillo
*El Lampazo
*El Lindero
*El Pantanito
*El Potrero
*Finca Juan J.Gil
*La Aguada
*La Guadita
*La Mesada
*Las Palmitas
*Las Rosas
*Ojo de Agua
*Río Potrero
*Taco Yacu
*Villa Vil

External links

* [http://www.camsencat.gov.ar/andalgal.html Andalgalá webpage] (Spanish)
* [http://www.mindat.org/loc-42.html Capillitas Mine Data]


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