Hurlingham, Buenos Aires
|Greater Buenos Aires|
|• Intendant||Luis Acuña|
|Elevation||26 m (85 ft)|
|Population (2010 census [INDEC])|
|CPA Base||B 1686|
|Area code(s)||+54 11|
The municipality was created by the provincial Law No. 11,610 in December 1994 and functions as a municipality since 1995. The town, located in the central-east of the province, is known for its green spaces (golf research INTA, boundaries to Camino del Buen Ayre. In addition, the game is also known for being the youngest of the Province of Buenos Aires.
Origin of name
The Hurlingham Club was founded in 1888 by the English community in the area, following the original Hurlingham Club, founded in Fulham (United Kingdom). According to the history of the Hurlingham Club, the name was inherited from the Hurlingham House, home of the club was founded, originally built by Dr. William Cadogan in 1760.
The word "ham" in Old English meant "house" may have been related to the name referring to "The House of Hurling", an ancient Irish sport. However, this has not been confirmed by staff of the Hurlingham Club in Fulham, who know the origin of the name.
The town has three rugby clubs: Curupaity, Hurling Club and El Retiro. All are associated with the Unión de Rugby de Buenos Aires. The Hurlingham Club is a centre for British sports, including cricket, golf and lawn tennis (having some of the very few Grass courts in Latin America). The club is also home to Polo and is one of the foremost clubs in Argentina and the world.
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- (Spanish) Portal de interacción vecinal de Hurlingham con Foros, Guía, Farmacias de turno, etc
- (Spanish) Official Website
- Sitio federal