General López Department

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General López Department
Department
Venado Tuerto from the air
Venado Tuerto from the air
Location of General López Department within Santa Fe Province
Location of General López Department within Santa Fe Province
Coordinates: 33°39′S 61°27′W / 33.650°S 61.450°W / -33.650; -61.450Coordinates: 33°39′S 61°27′W / 33.650°S 61.450°W / -33.650; -61.450
Country  Argentina
Province Santa Fe
Head town Melincué
Area
 • Total 11,558 km2 (4,463 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 182,113
 • Density 16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zone ART (UTC-3)

The General López Department (in Spanish, Departamento General López) is an administrative subdivision (departamento) of the province of Santa Fe, Argentina. It is located in the south of the province. Its head town is Melincué (population 2,200), and its largest city is Venado Tuerto (population 70,000).

It is bordered by the Caseros Department in the north, and by the Constitución Department in the north-east; the rest of its borders coincide with interprovincial limits (with Córdoba in the west and with Buenos Aires in the south and east).

The towns and cities in this department are (in alphabetical order): Aarón Castellanos, Amenábar, Cafferata, Cañada del Ucle, Carmen, Carreras, Chapuy, Chovet, Christophersen, Diego de Alvear, Elortondo, Firmat, Hughes, La Chispa, Labordeboy, Lazzarino, Maggiolo, María Teresa, Melincué, Miguel Torres, Murphy, Rufino, San Eduardo, San Francisco de Santa Fe, San Gregorio, Sancti Spiritu, Santa Isabel, Teodelina, Venado Tuerto, Villa Cañás, Wheelwright.

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