Balcarce Partido

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Balcarce
Partido de Balcarce
Department
Location of Balcarce Partido in Buenos Aires Province
Location of Balcarce Partido in Buenos Aires Province
Country Argentina
Established 1865
Capital Balcarce
Government
 • Mayor José Luis Pérez, PJ
Population
 • Total 42,040
Demonym balcarceño
Postal Code B7620
IFAM BUE009
Area Code 02266
Coordinates 37°52′S 58°15′W / 37.867°S 58.250°W / -37.867; -58.250
Patron saint San José
Website http://www.balcarce.gov.ar

Balcarce Partido is a partido of Buenos Aires Province in Argentina.

The provincial subdivision has a population of 42,040 inhabitants in an area of 4,120 km² (1,591 sq mi), and its capital city is Balcarce, which is located around 410 km (255 mi) from Buenos Aires.

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The partido is named after Antonio González de Balcarce (1774-1819), an Argentine military commander, governor of Buenos Aires and Supreme Director (president) of Argentina in 1816.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Balcarce Partido is dominated by agriculture, other economic activities include mineral extraction and tourism.

Farming is dominated by the production of arable crops and potatoes.

The impact of modern farming techniques and mining has damaged the natural habitats of indigenous species such as emu, jackrabbit, viscacha and armadillo.

Balcarce is home to Argentina's National Institute of Agricultural Technology, (Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria or INTA) and the faculty of agrarian sciences (Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias de la Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata).

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