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Margarita Belén
—  Town  —
Margarita Belén is located in Argentina
Margarita Belén
Location in Argentina
Coordinates: 27°16′S 58°58′W / 27.267°S 58.967°W / -27.267; -58.967
Country  Argentina
Province Flag of Chaco province in Argentina 2007.gif Chaco
Department Primero de Mayo
3rd level Municipality Margarita Belén
Founded 1890
Elevation 81 m (266 ft)
Population ((2001 census [INDEC]))
 - Total 5,547
CPA Base H 3505
Area code(s) +54 3722

Margarita Belén is a town in Chaco Province, Argentina. It is the head town of the Primero de Mayo Department.

The town became infamous when on 13 December 1976, a joint operation of the Argentine Army and the Chaco Provincial Police resulted in the Massacre of Margarita Belén during the so-called National Reorganization Process. The operation resulted in the torture and execution of 22 political prisoners.

External links

(Spanish) Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina.


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