Mendoza is the capital of Mendoza province in Argentina. The urban area is located just to the east of the Andes Mountains at an elevation of approximately 2.500 feet (800 meters). The pre-cordillera of the Andes reaches 10,000 feet (3,200 meters) within 20 miles (32 kilometers) of Mendoza. Aconcagua, the highest mountain outside of Asia, reaches 22,841 feet (6,962 meters) is only 70 miles (110 kilometers) from Mendoza. Aconcagua, while on the crest of the Andes, is wholly within Argentina, rather than on the border with Chile.
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