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Valle Fértil Department

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Valle Fértil Department

Valle Fértil
Departamento Pocito

location of Departamento Valle Fértil in San Juan Province
Country Argentina
Founded by ?
Capital San Agustín
 • Total  km2 (Formatting error: invalid input when rounding sq mi)
 • Total 6.864 (2,001 census [INDEC])
Demonym vallista
Postal Code 5400
Area Code 0264

30°40′S 67°26′W / 30.667°S 67.433°W / -30.667; -67.433

Patron saint San Agustín

Valle Fértil is a department located in the province of San Juan (Argentina). Characterized by highly fertile landscapes and placed within its surface Ischigualasto Provincial Park, also known asValley of the Moon, which is heavily visited by tourists from around the world.

Origin of name

The Spaniards, upon their arrival, met here po the denomination indigenous "Chaj Nai--Paj", which means "country green of the many rivers or fertile.


In Valle Fértil warmth of its magnificent setting trap for tourists from the very moment it arrives. Among headwaters of streams, creeks, a rich tapestry plant visits to the interior of the mountains lead us to know the particular idiosyncrasies of its residents in Astica The Tumanas, The Majaditas, among others. The excellent craftsmanship and outstanding in their braided fabric, coupled with regional cuisine and a full range of accommodations, quaint cabins and campsites, are the perfect match for an unmatched

The main attraction is Ischigualasto, a strange landscape, in what may have been one of the most interesting stages of the earth's history, the Triassic period, the place known as the Valley of the Moon, for his apparent resemblance to a landscape interplanetary, is a protected area for the preservation and study of strange geological formations, wildlife flora and fossil.

Coordinates: 30°40′S 67°26′W / 30.667°S 67.433°W / -30.667; -67.433

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