Correo Argentino

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Argentine Post Service
Correo Argentino
Correo arg logo.png
Buenos Aires - Correo Central - 20051215.jpg
The Buenos Aires Central Post Office building.
S.A. overview
Formed 1748; 266 years ago (1748) [1]
Preceding S.A. EnCoTel (until 1997)
Headquarters Buenos Aires
Motto 10 años abrazando la Patria
Employees 16.000 [2]
S.A. executive Juan Carlos Tristán, President
Parent department Ministerio de Planificación Federal de Argentina

Correo Oficial de la República Argentina Sociedad Anónima, mostly known as "Correo Argentino" (since it was privatized in 1997) is the State-owned company that covers the postal service in Argentina.


On 14 May 1514 the "Correo Mayor de Indias", headquartered in Lima, Peru was created. Under the mandatte of Carlos III of Spain the post service became part of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata depending of the Kingdom of Spain.

With the commercial activity increasing considerably, it was decided to create a post service at Buenos Aires. Domingo Basavilbaso made the arrangements to establish a post service in the region. It would be managed by a senior lieutenant designed by the head office at Lima.

On July 1, 1769, the service began its activities officially. Through the years it extended to the cities of Potosí and Santiago (Chile).

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