Capital Department, Mendoza

The Departamento Capital is located in the center of the province of Mendoza in western Argentina and is one of 18 administrative units in the province.

It is bordered to the north and west by the Department of Las Heras, on the east by the department of Guaymallén and on the south by the Department of Godoy Cruz.

The capital of the department 's Capital Mendoza, is the provincial capital at the same time.


According to estimates by the INDEC, the population increased from 110 993 inhabitants (2001) to 122 551 inhabitants in 2005.


The Departamento Capital is divided into the following districts:


Mendoza's most prestigious football club is the club Gimnasia y Esgrima de Mendoza.