Melincué

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Melincué
Town
Melincué is located in Argentina
Melincué
Melincué
Location of Melincué in Argentina
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
Department General López
Government
 • Mayor Oscar Pernigotti (Socialist Party)
Area
 • Total 277 km2 (107 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 2,228
 • Density 8.0/km2 (21/sq mi)
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base S2728
Dialing code +54 3465

Melincué is a town (comuna) in the south of the province of Santa Fe, Argentina, 287 km from the provincial capital. It has about 2,200 inhabitants as per the 2001 census [INDEC] and it is the head town of the General López Department. It was founded in 1872 and recognized officially as a town on 1886-09-03.

Melincué is located immediately north of an endorheic lake (Laguna Melincué) and an associated wetland area that is included in a nature reserve. The fluctuating level of the Melincué Lake and the lack of hydrical infrastructure have often caused the town to suffer floods.

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