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Catamarca Province

province of Argentina

Catamarca is a Province of Argentina. It is in the northwest of the country. The province has 334,568 people as per the 2001 census. To the west, it borders Chile.

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, Blanca María del Valle Montllau, Lucía Corpacci
Area
 • Total102,602 km2 (39,615 sq mi)
Population
 (2010[1])
 • Total331,847 (Ranked 20th)
 • Density3.7/km2 (10/sq mi)
Demonym(s)catamarqueño, catamarcano
Time zoneUTC−3 (ART)
ISO 3166 codeAR-K
Websitewww.catamarca.gov.ar

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

The land is mostly mountains.

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