Dolores, Buenos Aires

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Dolores
Dolores is located in Argentina
Dolores
Dolores
Location in Argentina
Dolores is located in Argentina
Dolores
Dolores
Location in Buenos Aires Province
Coordinates: 36°19′S 57°40′W / 36.317°S 57.667°W / -36.317; -57.667Coordinates: 36°19′S 57°40′W / 36.317°S 57.667°W / -36.317; -57.667
Country  Argentina
Province Buenos Aires province flag.gif Buenos Aires
Partido Dolores
Founded August 21, 1817
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 24,120
CPA Base B 7100
Area code(s) +54 2245

Dolores is a town in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. It is the head town of the Dolores Partido. The town settlement was officially founded by Ramón Lara on August 21, 1817.

2008 March train disaster[edit]

On March 9, 2008 an intercity bus from the company El Rápido Argentino collided with a Ferrobaires passenger train with 250 passengers on board at a level crossing on the Provincial Highway 63 on the outskirts of Dolores, killing 17 people and injuring at least 25. The bus driver disregarded the railroad crossing signals, which at the time of the accident were operating properly.[1]

Train entering Dolores station

References[edit]

  1. ^ "18 killed when bus and train collide". Herald Sun. 2008-03-10. Retrieved 2008-03-31. [dead link]

External links[edit]

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