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Coat of arms of Catamarca
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Location of Catamarca within Argentina
Location of Catamarca within Argentina
Country Argentina
Capital San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca
Departments 16
Municipalities 36
Ranked 11th
 • Total 102,602 km2 (39,615 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 331,847 (Ranked 20th)
 • Density 3.7/km2 (10/sq mi)
Demonym(s) 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.

Notable people

  • Calu Rivero, first actress from Catamarca to appear in national television
  • Emilio Caraffa - Post-impressionist painter
  • Daniel Díaz - Footballer
  • Mamerto Esquiú - Friar
  • Vicente Saadi - Justicialist Party politician

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Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires Province | Catamarca | Chaco | Chubut | Córdoba | Corrientes | Entre Ríos | Formosa | Jujuy | La Pampa | La Rioja | Mendoza | Misiones | Neuquen | Río Negro | Salta | San Juan | San Luis | Santa Cruz | Santa Fe | Santiago del Estero | Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica, and South Atlantic Islands | Tucumán

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