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|Mayor:||Julio Antonio Jalit, UpS|
|Postal code :||A4534|
With several nearby cities in the valley of the Río Bermejo, Pichanal forms a metropolitan area with a total of around 130,000 inhabitants. The largest of these places are San Ramón de la Nueva Orán (74,000 inhabitants), Embarcación (24,000 inhabitants), and Hipólito Yrigoyen (11,000 inhabitants).
In the nineteenth century, Pichanal was a small village. Its economic boom began with the connection to the railway network on January 4, 1911.