|Mendoza1 (mɛnˈdəʊzə, Spanish menˈdoθa)|
|a city in W central Argentina, in the foothills of the Sierra de los Paramillos: largely destroyed by an earthquake in 1861; commercial centre of an intensively cultivated irrigated region; University of Cuyo (1939). Pop: 1 072 000 (2005 est)|
pedro de mendoza
Spanish soldier and explorer, the first governor of the Rio de la Plata region of Argentina and founder of Buenos Aires
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