Mercedes

Mercedes

[mer-se-thes for 1; mer-sey-deez for 2, 3; for 3 also mer-see-deez, mur-si-deez]
Mercedes, city (1996 pop. 39,139), capital of Soriano dept., SW Uruguay, a port on the Río Negro. An agricultural and livestock center, the city has a shipyard and several fine beaches and resorts. Tourism is an important industry. Mercedes was founded in 1781. It has a famous cathedral.
Mercedes is a girl's name of Spanish origin, referring to a title for the Virgin Mary, Automobile-related use

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