Magdalena, Buenos Aires

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Magdalena
Magdalena is located in Argentina
Magdalena
Magdalena
Location in Buenos Aires Province
Coordinates: 35°05′S 57°31′W / 35.083°S 57.517°W / -35.083; -57.517Coordinates: 35°05′S 57°31′W / 35.083°S 57.517°W / -35.083; -57.517
Country  Argentina
Province Buenos Aires province flag.gif Buenos Aires
Partido Magdalena
Founded May 16, 1611
Elevation 21 m (69 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 9,294
CPA Base B 1913
Area code(s) +54 2221

Magdalena (Spanish pronunciation: [maɣðaˈlena]) is a town in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. It is the head town of the Magdalena Partido.

Founded in 1611, the hamlet grew slowly until the late nineteenth century. The Parish of Santa María Magdalena (Mary Magdalene), consecrated in 1776, inaugurated its current temple in 1860. The Italianate City Hall, designed by Pedro Cavalli, was completed in 1877, and the Teatro Español, in 1899. The nearby, site of the El Ancla pre-Columbian settlement, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.

City Hall
Parish of Santa María Magdalena


External links[edit]

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