General Alvear

This district is located at the south, close to San Rafael. In its 14,488 km2 it has a thriving economy based on cattle raising and agriculture. Alvear is particular apt to cattle and cereals grazing and vine and fruit growing. Numerous cooperatives of producers have been formed around the food processing and wine – making industry. Fruit dehydrating plants have flourished during the last years due to the exports of these products.
As regards the tourist interests, apart from the natural sites and the magnificent landscapes, the visitor will not want to miss the Museum of Natural Science and the winery “El Faraón”.

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Districts (Departamentos)

General Alvear
This district is located at the south, close to San Rafael. In its 14,488 km2 it has a thriving economy based on cattle raising and agriculture. Alvear is
Godoy Cruz
The department of Godoy Cruz is part of the Gran Mendoza area. Even though it only has 75 km2, it is a highly industrialized area. Carril Rodriguez Peña,
Guaymallén
Guaymallén is considered one of the oldest districts in the province. The East part of its 164 km2 is covered by vineyards and orchads while the west is
Junín
The name Junín was given to the district in honour of the battle of Junín in Perú at the time of South American independence. Junín’s 263 km2 possess
La Paz
La Paz welcomes the passer by or the tourist with the greeting: “Welcome to the land of the sun and the good wine”. It is on the border next to the
Las Heras
Las Heras is situated in the north – western part of the province. It is one of the largest departments with 10,935 km2, the greater part of which of the
Lavalle
The department of Lavalle, where the oasis meets the desert, is on the border with the province of San Juan. In its 10,244 km2 of extension, it has large
Luján de Cuyo
Luján at the foot of the impressive Cordón del Plata, with its eternal snow, has a highly laborious population. Luján’s 4,847 km2 surface features
Maipú
Maipú has 2,640 km2. Due to the water of Mendoza river and because of its excellent location on the plain, Maipú has flourished agriculturally to the
Malargüe
This district is the largest in the province, with 41,317 km2, is comparable in size to Switzerland.Malargüe is the number one producer of livestock in
Mendoza City
The city of Mendoza is located at the foot of the Andes mountain range, the highest of America. In its 54 km2, the financial, commercial, cultural and
Rivadavia
With an area of 2,141 km2 70% has been irrigated, leaving the rest an extensive deserted area. Most of the population lives on agricultural activities,
San Carlos
This Historical district (11,578 km2) has been called the “Capital of Tradition”. It shares the Valle de Uco region together with Tunuyán and
San Martín
San Martín is situated 45 km from Mendoza and has an extension of 1,504 km2. It forms part of the Eastern area, together with Junín, Rivadavia, Santa
San Rafael
San Rafael is the heart of regional activity in the south. In its 31,235 km2 of land we find industries, fertile fields devoted to agriculture, and
Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa is situated to the East of San Martín. In its 8,510 km2 of arid land, three major supporting activities are developed: agriculture, industry
Tunuyán
Tunuyán has an extension of 3,317 km2. The district is famous not only for the high quality of its grapes but also for its apples, pears and many other
Tupungato
The fertile lands of the western central part of the province include Tupungato, Tunuyán and San Carlos.Tupungato’s 2,485 km2 are divided into 12
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