Lincoln, Buenos Aires Province
|Buenos Aires Province|
|Founded||9 July 1865|
|Elevation||76 m (249 ft)|
|Population (2001 census [INDEC])|
|CPA Base||B 7060|
|Area code(s)||+54 2355|
The district of Lincoln was established on July 19, 1865, during a redistricting of Buenos Aires Province.
The first settlement of the city of Lincoln occurred in 1871.
Lincoln's economy is dominated by agriculture. The main crops are wheat, maize, soy and sunflowers. The district is home to around 500,000 cows and is responsible for 10% of Argentina's honey production. Bees are bred and nourished as champions to compete in international honey producing competitions.
Carnivals held in Lincoln are the main tourist attraction, featuring carrozas, cabezudos, mechanical attractions and a non-stop music and general party ambience. Recently, the city hosts as well the Lincoln Rock Festival. Both events contribute to the arrival of the so-called turistas gasoleros (inexpensive tourism).
Lincoln's main landmark is General San Martín's park with vast, green landscapes and a small lake of clear waters.
Lincoln is home to a number of football clubs, including;
Lincoln is also home to a number of rugby, tennis and basketball clubs and benefits from an 18 hole golf course and a motor racing circuit.
Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (Spanish)
- (Spanish) Municipal website