La Capital Department, Santa Fe

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La Capital Department
Location of La Capital Department within Santa Fe Province
Location of La Capital Department within Santa Fe Province
Coordinates: 31°38′S 60°42′W / 31.633°S 60.700°W / -31.633; -60.700Coordinates: 31°38′S 60°42′W / 31.633°S 60.700°W / -31.633; -60.700
Country  Argentina
Province Santa Fe
Head town Santa Fe
 • Total 3,055 km2 (1,180 sq mi)
 • Total 489,505
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone ART (UTC-3)

The La Capital Department (in Spanish, Departamento La Capital) is an administrative subdivision (departamento) of the province of Santa Fe, Argentina. It is located in the center-east of the province. It limits with the Paraná River in the east; and from there (going clockwise) with the departments of San Jerónimo (south), Las Colonias (west), San Justo (north) and Garay (northeast).

The department has about 490,000 inhabitants, making it the second most populated in the province after the Rosario Department. Its head town is Santa Fe, which is also the provincial capital (population 370,000). Other cities and towns are Arroyo Aguiar, Arroyo Leyes, Cabal, Campo Andino, Candioti, Emilia, Laguna Paiva, Llambi Campbell, Monte Vera, Nelson, Recreo, San José del Rincón, Santo Tomé, and Sauce Viejo.


  • Inforama - Municipalities of the La Capital Department.
  • "La Capital Department, Santa Fe" (in Spanish). Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina.