Catamarca Province

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Catamarca
Province

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Location of Catamarca within Argentina
Coordinates: 28°28′S 65°47′W / 28.467°S 65.783°W / -28.467; -65.783Coordinates: 28°28′S 65°47′W / 28.467°S 65.783°W / -28.467; -65.783
Country Argentina
Capital San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca
Departments 16
Municipalities 36
Government
 • Governor Lucía Corpacci (Justicialist - FPV)
 • Legislature Chamber of Deputies (41)
Senate (16)
 • National Deputies
5
 • National Senators Oscar Castillo, Blanca María del Valle Montllau, Lucía Corpacci
Area
Ranked 11th
 • Total 102,602 km2 (39,615 sq mi)
Population (2010[1])
 • Total 331,847 (Ranked 20th)
 • Density 3.7/km2 (10/sq mi)
Demonym catamarqueño, catamarcano
Time zone ART (UTC−3)
ISO 3166 code AR-K

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.

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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