Mercedes, Corrientes

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Mercedes
City
Mercedes is located in Argentina
Mercedes
Mercedes
Location of Mercedes in Argentina
Coordinates: 29°12′S 58°05′W / 29.200°S 58.083°W / -29.200; -58.083Coordinates: 29°12′S 58°05′W / 29.200°S 58.083°W / -29.200; -58.083
Country  Argentina
Province Corrientes
Department Mercedes
Government
 • Mayor Jorge Luis Molina (Radical Civic Union)
Population
 • Total 35,244
Demonym(s) mercedeño
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base W3470
Dialing code +54 3773

Mercedes (Spanish pronunciation: [merˈseðes]) is a city in the center of the province of Corrientes, Argentina. It is a first-class municipality with a population of 40,667 at the 2010 census [INDEC],[1] and the head town of the department of the same name, which also includes the towns of Felipe Yofre and Mariano I. Loza. It is 275 km from the provincial capital, Corrientes, and 739 km from Buenos Aires.

The town is served by several grade schools, including Escuela Normal Manuel Florencio Mantilla, Colegio San Carlos, Escuela Agrotécnica Eulogio Cruz Cabral, Escuela Comercial Nocturna Ejército Argentino, and Instituto Popular de Mercedes Manuel López Rodríguez. [2]

Mercedes is in the middle of an important livestock-raising area and hosts large livestock exhibitions and fairs. It has a Historical and Fine Arts Museum, as well as a Natural History Museum with more than 1,000 animal samples. There is a sanctuary in memory of the Gauchito Gil, a popular religious and folkloric figure, 10 km from the city.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Mercedes, Corrientes
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.1
(89.8)
31.2
(88.2)
29.0
(84.2)
25.4
(77.7)
22.7
(72.9)
19.5
(67.1)
19.6
(67.3)
20.8
(69.4)
22.6
(72.7)
25.1
(77.2)
28.0
(82.4)
31.2
(88.2)
25.6
(78.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.2
(79.2)
25.3
(77.5)
23.2
(73.8)
19.4
(66.9)
16.9
(62.4)
13.8
(56.8)
13.6
(56.5)
14.8
(58.6)
16.6
(61.9)
19.5
(67.1)
22.3
(72.1)
24.9
(76.8)
19.7
(67.5)
Average low °C (°F) 20.1
(68.2)
19.7
(67.5)
17.9
(64.2)
14.2
(57.6)
11.8
(53.2)
9.2
(48.6)
8.8
(47.8)
9.4
(48.9)
11.2
(52.2)
14.0
(57.2)
16.3
(61.3)
18.6
(65.5)
14.3
(57.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 131.5
(5.177)
145.5
(5.728)
166.5
(6.555)
165.6
(6.52)
91.7
(3.61)
73.6
(2.898)
53.9
(2.122)
54.0
(2.126)
86.7
(3.413)
151.8
(5.976)
138.3
(5.445)
137.0
(5.394)
1,396.1
(54.965)
Average relative humidity (%) 66 68 73 76 80 82 78 74 74 73 67 63 72.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 274.1 239.3 231.4 223.7 194.7 164.8 179.5 197.8 213.2 241.9 276.1 288.8 2,725.3
Source: Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria[3]

Sports[edit]

The city is home to the professional basketball team Club Comunicaciones (Mercedes), which plays its home games at the Estadio Cubierto Club Comunicaciones.

References[edit]

In Spanish.

  1. ^ Corrientes 2010 census results
  2. ^ http://www.argentino.com.ar/mercedes-corrientes/escuelas+secundarias
  3. ^ "Información Agrometeorológica - EEA Mercedes" (PDF) (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria. Retrieved July 6, 2015.