Bragado

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Bragado
Bragado is located in Argentina
Bragado
Bragado
Location in Argentina
Bragado is located in Argentina
Bragado
Bragado
Location in Buenos Aires Province
Coordinates: 35°07′S 60°30′W / 35.117°S 60.500°W / -35.117; -60.500Coordinates: 35°07′S 60°30′W / 35.117°S 60.500°W / -35.117; -60.500
Country  Argentina
Province Buenos Aires province flag.png Buenos Aires
Partido Bragado
Founded 1857
Elevation 50 m (160 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 32,830
CPA Base B 6640
Area code(s) +54 2342

Bragado is a city in the center-northwest province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the head town of Bragado Partido. The city is 210 km west-southwest from Buenos Aires City, not far from the Salado River.

Bragado - Colegio Nacional

Etymology and Legend[edit]

The name of the city came from an old 18th century legend. At that time, there was a brave horse, incredibly beautiful and defiant, who went to the lagoon to drink water.

The natives and the soldiers of the Argentine Army (who were exploring and trying to take control of the lands from the native people), wanted to tame the horse. There were many attempts to catch it, but the horse was brave and it was always fighting, defending its freedom. One day, a group of soldiers corner it against the lagoon, in a ravine, and when they were sure that it had no escape, the horse jumped to the water, killing itself. It preferred death to captivity.

The libertarian spirit of the horse was so amazing that the legend of the Bragado horse spread around the place and gave name to the city.

Bragado City Hall.
Santa Rosa de Lima Parish, Bragado.

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