Department of Tunuyán. Valle de Uco Mendoza Argentina

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Department of Tunuyán

*General Information
*Tourist Attractions
*Parties and Celebrations
*History Review
*Flora and Fauna

General Information:

Area…….…........….. 3.317 km2

Population……..…...…42.125 habitantes

Density……………...….12.7 hab./km2

Mapa Tunuyan Mendoza

The Department of Tunuyán is located in the central western portion of the Mendoza province, 82 kilometres from Ruta en Tunuyán, Mendozathe Capital City. It is also part of the Uco Valley, along with the Departments of San Carlos and Tupungato.
Its territory varying from 875 to 1500 metres above the sea level, has a mild climate, cool but with large temperature variations in the plain, and in the Cordillera it is cold and with more stringent conditions.
Its main river is the Tunuyán and there are also the Guiñazú and Grande streams.
Its economy is based on the production of apples and grapes.
Its fauna is represented by horses, guanacos, large numbers of birds and condors.
The native flora stretches along the banks of the many courses of crystalline waters that flow down from the mountains.

Tourist Attractions:

Tunuyán offers tourist scenic valleys and canyons with awe-inspiring colours and shapes, its culture, as well as aboriginal, immigrant and liberators remains.Wine circuit in Tunuyán: vineyard It divides its assets in these circuits:

* Wine Circuit
This circuit, with the Andes Mountain as a frame, includes guided visits to wineries, and wine tasting of internationally rewarded wines.

* Cultural Tourism
This circuit includes museums, art exhibitions, historic sites, photography exhibitions. It is possible to visit the Museum of Natural Sciences, the Centre for Conferences and Exhibitions, the Sanmartiniana exhibition, the Archaeological Museum, the Monument Retorno a la Patria, which was aimed at perpetuating the return of General San Martin.

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