Maipú Department, Mendoza

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Maipú
Departamento Maipú
Department
location of Maipú Department in Mendoza Province
location of Maipú Department in Mendoza Province
Country Argentina
Established May 31, 1858
Founded by Juan Cornelio Moyano (Governor of Mendoza)
Capital Maipú.
Government
 • Mayor Rolando Bermejo, PJ
Area
 • Total 617 km2 (238 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 153,600 (2,001 census [INDEC])
Demonym maipucino/na
Postal Code M5515
IFAM MZA009
Area Code 0261
Coordinates 32°58′S 68°46′W / 32.967°S 68.767°W / -32.967; -68.767
Patron saint ?
Website http://www.maipu.gov.ar

Maipú Department is a department and municipality located in the north west of Mendoza Province in Argentina.

The department covers 617 km² and a population of 153,600 (2001 census [INDEC]); its capital is Maipú.

The department was created in 1858 and named in memory of the Battle of Maipú, which took place in Chile, 1818 during the South American Wars of Independence.

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Sport[edit]

Maipú is home to Deportivo Maipú, a football club that play in the regionalised 3rd Division.

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