Mercedes (Uruguay)

Mercedes is the capital of the department of Soriano, Uruguay, located at the north of the department, on the south bank of Rio Negro. The city has 41,975 inhabitants (2011). It’s a quiet town that offers water activities such as fishing and water sports, attractive natural landscapes and an interesting cultural agenda.

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The city is connected by national highways No. 2, 14 and 21:

  • : from the southeast connects with Route 1 from Montevideo → Cardona → Rosario, and from the north Fray BentosGualeguaychú (Argentina) through the Argentina National Route 136, crossing the General San Martin International Bridge.
  • : from the east communicates with DuraznoTrinidad (across Route 3).
  • : Mercedes connects from the south with CarmeloColonia del SacramentoNueva Palmira → Dolores.

The city is connected to several neighboring cities and Montevideo through regular bus services that depart and arrive at the Mercedes Terminal, located in the southern part of the city, in front of Plaza Artigas. On the website of the terminal can be consulted available bus services and their frequency.

Mercedes has a small airport:

  • -33.24924-58.07391 Departmental Aerodrome Ricardo Detomasi (OACI: SUME)

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