Mercedes Department

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Mercedes Department
Departamento Mercedes
Department
location of Mercedes Department in Corrientes Province
location of Mercedes Department in Corrientes Province
Coordinates: 29°12′S 58°05′W / 29.200°S 58.083°W / -29.200; -58.083
Country Argentina
Seat Mercedes
Area
 • Total 9 km2 (3 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 39,206 (2,001 census [INDEC])
Postal Code W3470
Area Code 03773
Website http://www.mercedescorrientes.gov.ar

Mercedes Department is a department of Corrientes Province in Argentina.

The provincial subdivision has a population of about 39,206 inhabitants in an area of 9,588 square kilometres (3,702 sq mi), and its capital city is Mercedes, which is located around 700 kilometres (435 mi) from Buenos Aires.

It is the site of the Battle of Caaguazú during the Argentine Civil War in 1841.

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