Catamarca Province

  • catamarca

    provincia de catamarca
    province
    province of catamarca
    flag of catamarca
    flag
    coat of arms of catamarca
    coat of arms
    location of catamarca within argentina
    location of catamarca within argentina
    countryargentina
    capitalsan fernando del valle de catamarca
    departments16
    municipalities36
    government
     • governorlucía corpacci (justicialist - fpv)
     • legislaturechamber of deputies (41)
    senate (16)
     • national deputies
    5
     • national senatorsoscar castillo, inés blas, dalmacio mera
    area

    ranked 11th
     • total102,602 km2 (39,615 sq mi)
    population
     (2010[1])
     • total367,828
     • rank20th
     • density3.6/km2 (9.3/sq mi)
    demonym(s)catamarqueño, catamarcano
    time zoneutc−3 (art)
    iso 3166 codear-k
    hdi (2016)0.844 very high (12th)[2]
    websitewww.catamarca.gov.ar

    catamarca (spanish pronunciation: [kataˈmaɾka]) is a province of argentina, located in the northwest of the country. the province had a population of 334,568 as per the 2001 census [indec], and covers an area of 102,602 km2. its literacy rate is 95.5%. neighbouring provinces are (clockwise, from the north): salta, tucumán, santiago del estero, córdoba, and la rioja. to the west it borders the country of chile.

    the capital is san fernando del valle de catamarca, usually shortened to catamarca. other important cities include andalgalá, tinogasta, and belén.

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Catamarca

Provincia de Catamarca
Province of Catamarca
Flag of Catamarca
Flag
Coat of arms of Catamarca
Coat of arms
Location of Catamarca within Argentina
Location of Catamarca within Argentina
CountryArgentina
CapitalSan Fernando del Valle de Catamarca
Departments16
Municipalities36
Government
 • GovernorLucía Corpacci (Justicialist - FPV)
 • LegislatureChamber of Deputies (41)
Senate (16)
 • National Deputies
5
 • National SenatorsOscar Castillo, Inés Blas, Dalmacio Mera
Area
 • Total102,602 km2 (39,615 sq mi)
Population
 (2010[1])
 • Total367,828
 • Rank20th
 • Density3.6/km2 (9.3/sq mi)
Demonym(s)catamarqueño, catamarcano
Time zoneUTC−3 (ART)
ISO 3166 codeAR-K
HDI (2016)0.844 Very High (12th)[2]
Websitewww.catamarca.gov.ar

Catamarca (Spanish pronunciation: [kataˈmaɾka]) is a province of Argentina, located in the northwest of the country. The province had a population of 334,568 as per the 2001 census [INDEC], and covers an area of 102,602 km2. Its literacy rate is 95.5%. Neighbouring provinces are (clockwise, from the north): Salta, Tucumán, Santiago del Estero, Córdoba, and La Rioja. To the west it borders the country of Chile.

The capital is San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca, usually shortened to Catamarca. Other important cities include Andalgalá, Tinogasta, and Belén.