Mercedes is a city located in the department of Soriano, Uruguay.
It was founded in the year 1788 and is known for its historical architecture, especially in the center of the city.
The Río Negro is a major attraction in the city, with a coastal promenade and numerous water activities. It also has an important cultural heritage, including the 28 de Febrero Theater and the Zorrilla Museum.
The city is an important commercial and educational center of the region, with several educational institutions and a regional hospital.
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