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San Juan, Argentina

Administration
Full nameSan Juan
Official nameSan Juan
Settlement typeCity
CountryArgentina
ProvinceSan Juan
DepartmentCapital Department
Settled1562
Juan Jufré
Government
MayorMarcelo Lima
Geography
Total Area11.6 sq mi (30 km2)
Elevation2099.7 ft (640 m)
Demography
Total Population112778 (2001)
Density (pop.)3759.3/km2 (9736.6/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)453000
Demonymsanjuanino
Other information
CPA BaseJ 5400
Area code+54 264

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San Juan is the capital city of the Argentine province of San Juan in the Cuyo region, located in the Tulúm Valley, west of the San Juan River, at 650 m (2132.5 ft) above mean sea level, with a population of around 112,000 as per the 2001 (over 500,000 in the metropolitan area).

It is a modern city with wide streets and well drawn avenues with wide sidewalks and vegetation of different species of trees irrigated by canals, from which it derives its nickname oasis town.

It has an important accommodation infrastructure and transportation. It highlights modern buildings and the surroundings, the reservoir and Ullum dam, spas, museums, large plantations of vines, and various types of agriculture, with wine being the most important.


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