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The city Mendoza is located in Argentina (South America) and is ubicated on the geografic position of South 32° 52' and West 68° 47'.
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15ºC - 6ºC (50ºF -58ºF) from November to April and 30ºC - 24ºC (88ºF -77ºF) from May to October. Dry throughout the year.
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Mendoza City is clean and orderly, with charming pedestrian walkways, arbors, sidewalk cafes, tree-lined streets and many green plazas of distinctly different architectural styles.
It is known for it’s historical district, its many churches, museums and cultural centers, and its parks. Of special note is the renowned Parque General San Martín, which is crowned by the nationally known historical monument Cerro de la Gloria. In the outskirts of the city are Mendoza’s famous vineyards and wineries and such historical sites as El Plumerillo, the campground of General San Martin’s Army of Liberation.
Most of Mendoza has a warm, dry climate, with variations based on altitude. The average annual temperature is 18 degrees Centigrade. The summer average is around 24ºC and the winter average is 7ºC. Average winter temperatures fall below zero in the mountainous western section of the province.
Mendoza is blessed with four major rivers that originate high in the Andes Mountains: the Atuel, the Diamante, the Tunuyán and the Mendoza rivers. There are many dams and artificial lakes along the course of these rivers, including Potrerillos, Carrizal, Agua del Toro, Los Reyunos and Valle Grande. The primary purpose of these bodies of water is conservation and agricultural irrigation, but they also provide a host of camping and recreational areas for boating, fishing, water skiing, windsurfing and other aquatic activities.
When visiting the city for the first time, it’s very common feeling something different in the streets, and is not after sometime that you realize about it´s gutters! If there’s something that makes Mendoza different among other cities in Argentina, that’s trees and it’s channels.
They were inherited from the natives and is the irrigation system for the whole city, making it beautiful by growing the trees. The creation and development, transformed Mendoza into a real oasis.
Mendoza’s varied and unique wildlife population ranges from majestic condors soaring overhead to ostrich-like ñandus. Observant visitors to Mendoza’s sparsely-inhabited wilderness areas may also see guanacos, pumas, mountain lions, gray and red foxes, vizcachas, maras, cuis, and comadrejas.
The production of excellent quality-controlled wines is Mendoza’s principal agricultural activity. Seventy percent of all the grapes cultivated in Argentina are grown in Mendoza’s vineyards.
Many wineries- or bodegas, as they are known- produce Mendoza’s renowned wines, which are enjoyed throughout the world. Other major agricultural activities include the cultivation fruits and vegetables.
Mendoza is the nation’s leading producer of garlic and tomatoes and second in the production of onions. Fifty-five percent of Argentina’s olives are grown in Mendoza.
Mendoza is also well known as a leading center of adventure tourism. Activities include white-water rafting, paragliding (at one of the best locations in Argentina), trekking, mountain climbing, horseback riding and skiing. Mountain climbers arrive from every continent during the summer climbing season to attempt to scale the heights of Mendoza’s Cerro Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere.
There are three major skiing areas: Los Penitentes and Vallecitos in the middle of the province and Las Leñas in the south. Fishing and other aquatic activities are also excellent throughout the province.
Mendoza is a magnet for foreign visitors.
Among the hundreds of places of special interest to tourists are the Puenta del Inca, the Provincial Park at Cerro Aconcagua, the thermal baths at Cacheuta, Villavicencio, the Valley of Potrerillos, the Valley of Uspallata, Punta de Vacas, the Los Penitentes and Las Leñas ski areas, the Laguna de Horcones, Las Cuevas, and the sand dunes in desert of Lavalle.
The department of Malargüe in the south of Mendoza Province features unique landscapes. Malargüe has three large natural reserves, with breathtaking diversity ranging from glaciers, to soaring mountain peaks and extinct volcanoes, caves, lagoons and wild rivers.
In the province of Mendoza exists an important educational and researching activity. Mendoza has two national universities, the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo and the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional; more than eight private institutions and several technical schools. All together they cover most of the careers available in Argentina.
Due to this, the region is usually visited by students and teachers from all over the world.