|• Mayor||Oscar Pernigotti (Socialist Party)|
|• Total||277 km2 (107 sq mi)|
|• Density||8.0/km2 (21/sq mi)|
|Time zone||ART (UTC-3)|
|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.
- Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (Spanish)
- "Melincué". Santa Fe provincial government.
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