Biedma Department

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Biedma
Department
Departamento Biedma
location of Biedma Department in Chubut Province
location of Biedma Department in Chubut Province
Coordinates: 42°46′S 65°02′W / 42.767°S 65.033°W / -42.767; -65.033Coordinates: 42°46′S 65°02′W / 42.767°S 65.033°W / -42.767; -65.033
Country Argentina Argentina
Province Chubut Coat of Arms of Catamarca Province
Capital founded July 28, 1865
Capital Puerto Madryn
Government
 • Mayor Carlos Elicece (PJ)
Area
 • Total 12,940 km2 (5,000 sq mi)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 58,667
 • Density 4.5/km2 (12/sq mi)
 • Change 1991-2001 +28.98%
Post code 9120
Area code(s) 02965
Distance to Buenos Aires 1,334km

Biedma is a department located in the north east of Chubut Province, on the Atlantic coast of Argentina.

The provincial subdivision has a population of about 59,000 inhabitants in an area of 12,940 km², and its capital city is Puerto Madryn, which is located around 1,334 km from Buenos Aires.

Economy[edit]

The main contributors to the economy of Biedma are tourism, fishing, farming and the production of Aluminium.

Attractions[edit]

Northern shoreline of Puerto Madryn.
Shore cliffs common along the patagonian shore.
Southern right whale.

Sport[edit]

Puerto Madryn is home to two football clubs; Club Social y Atlético Guillermo Brown, who play in Torneo Argentino A and Deportivo Madryn that currently play in Torneo Argentino B.

Settlements[edit]

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