Capital Department, Catamarca

The Departamento Capital is located in the center of the province of Catamarca in northwestern Argentina and is one of the 16 administrative units in the province.

It is bordered to the north by the Department of Ambato, on the east by the departments Fray Mamerto Esquiú and Valle Viejo and in the south and west by the Departamento Capayán.

The capital of the department 's San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca.


According to estimates by the INDEC, the population of the department capital increased by 141 260 (2001) to 160 646 inhabitants in 2005.

Cities and Towns

The Departamento Capital is divided into the following places ( Localidades ):

  • Barrio Bancario
  • San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca
  • El Pantanillo

In addition, there are the following small settlements ( Parajes ) ​​:

  • Bajo Hondo
  • El Calvario
  • El Carrizal
  • La Aguada
  • La Calera
  • La Sombrilla
  • La Vinita
  • Loma Cortada
  • Pto. Fernández