SAN FERNANDO DEL VALLE DE CATAMARCA
San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca, Argentina San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca is the capital city of the province of Catamarca. It is located on the shores of Rio del Valle, at the foot of the Sierra de Ambato and the Sierra de Ancasti. The city has approximately 162000 inhabitants. San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca was founded in 1983 by Fernando de Mendoza and Mate de Luna. Fertile area, the city was at another time a compulsory way for communications between Santiago del Estero and Tucumán with La Rioja. Thanks to its colonial architecture and to its geographical position, the city is an excellent touristic and religious center with the church of the Virgen del Valle, which dates back to 1694.