Population …………..111.822 inhabitants
Demographic density……2.126.33 inhab/km2
The Department of the Capital is located in the northwest of the province of Mendoza.
Although it presents a semi-desert climate, the city of MendozMendoza is an Oasis City, which lies in the artificial irrigation – a result of the work and effort of many Mendocinos – the fundamentals of their existence. Therefore, its trees and parks, the acequias (canals along the sidewalk), the wide sidewalks and renewed places offer the residents and visitors an excellent quality of life.
This department has a dynamic artistic and cultural activity; there are theatres, museums, art galleries and exhibitions of handicrafts, which enrich the variety of options.
The City is the ideal starting point for excursions into the major tourist attractions in the province, such as the Wine Roads, the mountains, rivers, hot springs and nature reservations.
The night in the city of Mendoza is appealing to people of all ages. The street Arístides Villanueva, offers the youth several bars, pubs and discos. It is the main meeting place before starting night at the local dance clubs, in the outskirts of the city. In addition, the pedestrian street Sarmiento and the homonymous street, provide different options of cafes and restaurants of a high level to satisfy the most demanding palates with international cuisine, always accompanied by the best wines from Mendoza.
Together with the departments of Las Heras, Guaymallén, Godoy Cruz, and the urban areas of Maipú and Lujan, creates the Great Mendoza, constituting the fourth urban population agglomerate and the fourth in importance in importance Argentina.
Mendoza is positioned as one of the most important cities of Argentina, due to its strategic point of socio-economic development in the Mercosul and its relation with Chile.