Las Heras Department


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
foundation= January 31 1871
founder= ?
pop= 182,962 (census-ar|2001)
density= Inhabitants/km²
pop change= + 16.88% (1991-2001)
resident= lasherino/na
tel= 0261
post= M5539
coor= coord|32|51|S|68|49|W
area= 8,955 km²
dist1= 1,095km
patron= ?
mayor= Rubén Miranda, PJ| web= http://www.lasheras-mendoza.gov.ar/
ifam= MZA006

Las Heras is a department located in the north west of Mendoza Province in Argentina.

The provincial subdivision has a population of about 183,000 inhabitants in an area of 8,955km², and its capital city is Las Heras, which is located around 1,095km from Capital Federal.

Name

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.

Districts

* Cieneguita

* El Algarrobal

* El Borbollón

* El Challao

* El Pastal

* El Plumerillo

* El Resguardo

* El Zapallar

* Las Cuevas

* Las Heras

* Panquehua

* Punta de Vacas

* Uspallata

Geography

The mountains of the Andes act 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 South America.

* The Highest Mountain in all of the Americas.

* The highest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere.

* The highest mountain outside of the continent of Asia.

The people of Las Heras are proud to have such an important mountain in their department, and as one of the Seven Summits it brings a great number of mountaineers and sightseers to the region.

External links

* [http://www.lasheras-mendoza.gov.ar/ Municipal Site]

* [http://www.intertournet.com.ar/mendoza/lasheras/lasheras.htm Tourist Information] (Spanish)


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