Maipú Department, Mendoza

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°58′S 68°46′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])
https://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.

Districts

  • Maipú
  • Coquimbito
  • Cruz de Piedra
  • Fray Luis Beltrán
  • General Gutiérrez
  • General Ortega
  • Las Barrancas
  • Lunlunta
  • Luzuriaga
  • Rodeo del Medio
  • Russell
  • San Roque