Maipú Department, Mendoza

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Maipú

Departamento Maipú
location of Maipú Department in Mendoza Province
location of Maipú Department in Mendoza Province
Coordinates: 32°58′S 68°46′W / 32.967°S 68.767°W / -32.967; -68.767
CountryArgentina
EstablishedMay 31, 1858
Founded byJuan Cornelio Moyano (Governor of Mendoza)
SeatMaipú.
Government
 • MayorRolando Bermejo, PJ
Area
 • Total617 km2 (238 sq mi)
Population
 • Total153,600 (2,001 census [INDEC])
Demonym(s)maipucino/na
Postal Code
M5515
IFAM
Area Code0261
Patron saint?
Websitehttps://web.archive.org/web/20080106222401/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 (238 sq mi) 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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Maipú is home to Deportivo Maipú, a football club that play in the regionalised 3rd Division.

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