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Mendoza

[men-doh-zuh; Spanish men-daw-sah or for 1, -thah] /mɛnˈdoʊ zə; Spanish mɛnˈdɔ sɑ or for 1, -θɑ/
noun
1.
Pedro de
[pe-th raw th e] /ˈpɛ ðrɔ ðɛ/ (Show IPA),
1487–1537, Spanish soldier and explorer: founder of the first colony of Buenos Aires 1536?.
2.
a city in W central Argentina.
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Mendoza1

/mɛnˈdəʊzə; Spanish menˈdoθa/
noun
1.
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)

Mendoza2

/Spanish menˈdoθa/
noun
1.
Pedro de (ˈpeðro de). died 1537, Spanish soldier and explorer; founder of Buenos Aires (1536)
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Mendoza

provincia (province), western Argentina. Mendoza province extends eastward from the high peaks of the Andes Mountains, which form its boundary with Chile. A considerable part of its area is occupied by arid and semiarid sections of sub-Andean ranges, foothills, and piedmont. The highest peak of the Andes (and the Western Hemisphere), Mount Aconcagua (22,831 feet [6,959 metres]), is in its northwest corner at the Chilean border. The most heavily populated districts of the province are at the base of the cordillera, in the north, where the Mendoza River, in particular, supplies water for irrigation. Toward the east are sandy plains with extensive saline basins, into which flow all the rivers, with the exception of the Grande River in the southwest. Dams built on the Atuel and Diamante rivers in the foothills of central Mendoza province have made the area around the city of San Rafael more agriculturally productive.

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