Miramar, Buenos Aires Province

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Miramar
Miramar view from the beach.jpg
Nickname(s): "The City of Children"
Miramar is located in Argentina
Miramar
Miramar
Location in Argentina
Miramar is located in Argentina
Miramar
Miramar
Location in Buenos Aires Province
Coordinates: 38°16′S 57°50′W / 38.267°S 57.833°W / -38.267; -57.833Coordinates: 38°16′S 57°50′W / 38.267°S 57.833°W / -38.267; -57.833
Country  Argentina
Province Buenos Aires province flag.gif Buenos Aires
Partido General Alvarado
Founded September 20, 1888
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
Population (2010 census [INDEC])
 • Total 30,100
CPA Base B 7606
Area code(s) +54 2291

Miramar is an Argentine city located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Buenos Aires Province, 450 km (280 mi) south of Buenos Aires. It is the capital of General Alvarado Partido. The name "Miramar" cames from the words Mira (look) and Mar (sea).

History[edit]

1870: The land that now includes General Alvarado Partido came into the ownership of Fortunato de La Plaza.

1879: The area changes jurisdiction from Balcarce to General Pueyrredón.

1887: It was around this time the project to build Miramar was undertaken by Jose María Dupuy, Rómulo Otamendi (engineer) and Fortunato de la Plaza.

1888: Miramar was founded on 20 September.

1889: Construction began on the first church in Miramar.

1891: The Partido of General Alvarado was created on September 29, with Miramar as its capital.

1911: The Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway arrived in Miramar and the company later built a comfortable hotel and adjoining golf course in the town.

1920: The first aeroplane arrives in Miramar.

1927: The Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway began the construction of the Miramar golf course.

1930: The hotel Dormy House was built adjacent to the golf course by the Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway, and later a tunnel was built to provide access to the sea from the hotel

Economy[edit]

The summer tourist season provides the most significant contribution to the economy of Miramar. Other economic activities include farming and agroindustry, with most of these concentrated around the nearby village of Comandante Nicanor Otamendi.

Attractions[edit]

  • Miramar Golf Course.
  • Museo Punta Hermengo, museum.
  • Vivero F. Ameghino, 5.02 km² of woodland.
  • Enchanted Forest or Energic Forest
  • Aero Club de la ciudad de Miramar, Aerodrome.
  • Autodromo Roberto Hirch de Miramar, 1.47/1.72 km motor racing venue.
  • The farm circuit, knows as "Mar y Pampa" near 37 Avenue has nice places, specially on weekends
  • Vivero Dunícola "Florentino Ameghino"
  • The dunes: 12 km of sand beaches - South of Miramar. There is a possibility to take a truck to know this incredible places and practise sandboard.
  • The "Médano Blanco" (white dune), one of the tallest and close to "La Totora" brook.
  • The coastline between Miramar and Mar del Plata (40km), has incredible landscapes with beaches, cliffs, brooks and wood.

Other attractions include the rivers Durazno and Brusquitas, an ecological reserve and a number of beaches.

Activities[edit]

  • Surf: Many good breaks, one of which is famous throughout South America
  • Golf: The course is of the well-known Scotch type.
  • Fishing: by the coast, on board or in "La Ballenera" lagoon.
  • Trekking: Especially in the forest ("El Vivero"), guide is recommended
  • Mountain biking: Miramar is the point of the international circuits of mountain bike in Argentina, like "Panamerican Games"
  • Horseback Riding: alone or with a guide, one can rent horses on weekends.

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