General Pueyrredón Partido

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General Pueyrredón
Partido de General Pueyrredón
Department
Coat of arms of General Pueyrredón
Coat of arms
location of General Pueyrredón Partido in Buenos Aires Province
location of General Pueyrredón Partido in Buenos Aires Province
Country Argentina
Established February 10, 1874
Founded by Patricio Peralta Ramos
Capital Mar del Plata
Government
 • Mayor Gustavo Arnaldo Pulti
Area
 • Total 1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 564,056
 • Density 560,000/km2 (1,500,000/sq mi)
Demonym marplatense
Postal Code B7600
IFAM BUE053
Area Code 0223
Coordinates 37°59′S 57°32′W / 37.983°S 57.533°W / -37.983; -57.533
Patron saint Saint Peter and Saint Cecilia
Website http://www.mardelplata.gov.ar

General Pueyrredón Partido is a partido located on the Atlantic coast of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina.

The partido covers 1,453 km² and has a population of 564,056 (2001 census [INDEC]), most of whom live in the large coastal resort of Mar del Plata.

The partido was created in 1879. The first mayor was Fortunato de la Plaza.

Name[edit]

The partido is named after Juan Martín de Pueyrredón (1776-1850), who fought in the defence of Buenos Aires against the occupation by the Royal Navy in 1806, and fought for his country again in the Argentine War of Independence. He later became a politician, serving as governor of Córdoba Province and as Supreme Director of Argentina.

Economy[edit]

The economy of General Pueyrredón Partido is dominated by the summer tourist season (December–February), when hundreds of thousands of vacationers make their way from the Gran Buenos Aires urban area to the Atlantic coast of Argentina. The other major industry is fishing. The main city of General Pueyrredón Partido, Mar del Plata, holds one of the most important fishing ports of Argentina.

Other industries include arable farming, beef and dairy farming, related agricultural industries, metallurgy and the service sector.

The coastal resort of Mar del Plata

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