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Subdivisions of San Juan Province (Argentina)

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About San Juan Province subdivisions

The Province of San Juan is administratively divided in 19 departments. This province it is a special case between Argentine provinces, because inside each department there is one municipality. There are three kinds of municipalicities according their size: Primera (First Class) for the bigger ones, and Segunda (Second Class) and Tercera (Third Class) for the smaller ones.
Francisco Gregoric, 20 Apr 2008


Angaco Department

The Department of Angaco (7,570 inhabitants; 1,865 sq. km), founded on 16 March 1816, is located in the central western part of the Province of San Juan. In 1869, Angaco was split into Angaco Sur and Angaco Norte; in 1942, the two departments were renamed San Martín and Angaco, respectively.

The flag of the department, as shown in "Diario de Cuyo", 3 November 2008, is yellow with two celeste blue and white diagonal stripes in the upper left corner, the white stripe extending up to the lower left corner. The yellow panel is charged with two animals and an Indian.
Ivan Sache 04 Nov 2008

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Caucete Department

Caucete flag
image by Ivan Sache, 04 Nov 2008

The Department of Caucete (33,609 inhabitants in 2001; 7,502 sq. km) is located in the east of the Province of San Juan. It includes the nine Districts of Bermejo, Caucete (capital), El Rincón, Marayes, Las Talas, Los Médanos, Pie de Palo, Vallecito and Valle de Independencia.

In "Diario de Cuyo", 3 November 2008, Daina Kaziura reports the adoption of the flag and arms of Caucete, adding that Chimbas, Jáchal and Pocito also have both a flag and a coat of arms. Rawson, Angaco, Valle Fértil and Iglesia also have a flag, but no coat of arms. Images of the flag are shown, but the flag of Caucete is the only one described in detail.

The flag design was selected among eight entries in a competition organized by the Secretary of the Municipal Government of Caucete. The winning design was realized by Diego Albarracín, Sofía Gil, Aída López, Rosa Pascual and Gladis Vives.

The flag shows three diagonal stripes celeste blue-white-celeste blue, as the national flag of Argentina; the diagonal pattern recalls Diagonal Sarmiento, the main street of the department. The flag is charged in the middle with a map of the department in pale yellow with an ochre border, itself charged with the Pie de Palo mountain, a grape (symbolizing the main local industry), and a yellow rising sun with nine rays symbolizing the nine districts of the departments.

After the image shown by "Diario de Cuyo"; on this source, the sides of the diagonal "streets" are not parallel and the map is not centered.
Ivan Sache, 04 Nov 2008

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Chimbas Department

The Department of Chimbas (73,829 inhabitants in 2001; 62 sq. km), created on 11 December 1913, is located in the center of the Province of San Juan. It includes the two Districts of Chimbas and El Mogote and is part of the Greater San Juan.

The flag of the department, as shown in "Diario de Cuyo", 3 November 2008, is horizontally divided celeste blue-white-celeste blue, like the national flag o Argentina, with several charges, including the muncipal coat of arms placed diagonally near the lower left corner and a big yellow sun placed in the upper right corner.
Ivan Sache 04 Nov 2008

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Jáchal Department

Jáchal flag
image by Olivier Touzeau, 30 Dec 2001

At http://www.jachal.com/Principal.html, you may see the flag of the department of Jáchal, in San Juan province, Argentina.
Olivier Touzeau, 13 Nov 2001

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  • The flag of Jáchal at the Municipal Government official website
    Reported by Francisco Gregoric 24 Jun 2008

Iglesia Department

The Department of Iglesia (6,737 inhabitants; 19,801 sq. km), founded on 25 November 1753, is the northernmost department of the Province of San Juan.

The flag of the department, as shown in "Diario de Cuyo", 3 November 2008,is horizontally divided green-white-blue with a yellow, 7-rays rising sun in the white stripe.
Ivan Sache, 04 Nov 2008

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Pocito Department

The Department of Pocito (40,969 inhabitants in 2001; 515 sq. km), crated on 9 December 1869, is located in the center of the Province of San Juan, south of the town of San Juan.

The flag of the department, as shown in "Diario de Cuyo", 3 November 2008, is horizontally divided celeste blue-white-celeste blue with the municipal coat of arms, placed half on the upper blue stripe and half on the central white stripe, and a handshake placed in the lower blue stripe.

The coat of arms of Pocito can be seen on the municipal website. Its main element are the local replica of the Statue of Liberty and, most probably the Marian Indian woman featured in a local legend.
Ivan Sache, 04 Nov 2008

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Rawson Department

The Department of Rawson (107,740 inhabitants in 2001; 300 sq. km), created on 4 September 1942, is located in the center of the Province of San Juan, south of the town of San Juan. It is made of the three Districts of Villa Krause (capital), El Medanito and Villa Bolaños. The department is named after Dr. Guillermo Rawson (1821-1890), a doctor and politician born in San Juan.

The flag of the department, as shown in "Diario de Cuyo", 3 November 2008, is horizontally divided white-blue. The white stripe is charged with a cogwheel-sun emblem, while the blue stripe is charged with two open hands (?).
Ivan Sache, 04 Nov 2008

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Valle Fértil Department

The Department of Valle Fértil (6,864 inhabitants in 2001; 6,419 sq. km) is located in the north eastern part of the Province of San Jan. It is famous for the Natural Park of Ischigualasto and, especially, the Moon Valley.

The flag of the department, as shown in "Diario de Cuyo", 3 November 2008, is vertically divided celeste blue-white-celeste blue with a knight's helmet (?) in the middle.
Ivan Sache, 04 Nov 2008

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