Longchamps, Buenos Aires

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Longchamps
Longchamps is located in Greater Buenos Aires
Longchamps
Longchamps
Location in Greater Buenos Aires
Coordinates: 34°51′S 58°23′W / 34.850°S 58.383°W / -34.850; -58.383Coordinates: 34°51′S 58°23′W / 34.850°S 58.383°W / -34.850; -58.383
Country  Argentina
Province Buenos Aires province flag.png Buenos Aires
Partido Almirante Brown
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 47,622
 • Density 3.349/km2 (8.67/sq mi)
CPA Base B 1854
Area code(s) +54 11
Website http://www.almirantebrown.gov.ar/

Longchamps is a city in Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina, located about 30 km south of Buenos Aires, in the Almirante Brown Partido (district).

The city owes its name to the race track of the same name located on the Route des Tribunes in the Bois de Boulogne at Paris, France, in which the Sociedad Hípica de Lomas de Zamora (Hipic Society of Lomas de Zamora) inspired to name the city's racecourse.

As many people started to visit the new racetrack, the Hipic Society saw itself obligated to create a Railway stop on the current Roca Railway (Ferrocarril General Roca); the stop's foundation date is also used as the foundation date of the city: August 10, 1910.

Finally, a gambler's dispute that ended in a fire destroyed the racetrack.

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