Tupungato, Mendoza Province, Argentina

🇦🇷 Tupungato is a department located in the province of Mendoza, Argentina. The cabecera or departmental capital, Tupungato, is located approximately 70 km (43 mi) south of Mendoza city, in the Valle de Uco.

Its name comes from the Tupungato volcano, one of Argentina's highest peaks. The volcano's name is said to mean "star viewpoint" in the Huarpe language.

The region is mainly dependent on agricultural production, with vineyards being its most important produce, representing 30% of the planted lands. Other regional products are fruit (mainly peach) and garlic. The wine industry, however, is particularly relevant due to the constant investments and intensive labour occupation. Recent developments in the Argentine economy have further fuelled the Argentine wine industry, attracting foreign investors and tourists to the region.

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Tupungato has a population of over 28,539 people. Tupungato also forms part of the wider Mendoza Province which has a population of over 1,741,610 people. Tupungato is situated 58 km south-west of Luján de Cuyo.

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