San Antonio de Areco

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San Antonio de Areco
A modern-day gaucho takes a stab at Carrera de sortija (ring-spearing contest) at Estancia La Cinacina
A modern-day gaucho takes a stab at Carrera de sortija (ring-spearing contest) at Estancia La Cinacina
San Antonio de Areco is located in Argentina
San Antonio de Areco
San Antonio de Areco
Location in Argentina
San Antonio de Areco is located in Argentina
San Antonio de Areco
San Antonio de Areco
Location in Buenos Aires Province
Coordinates: 34°15′S 59°28′W / 34.250°S 59.467°W / -34.250; -59.467
Country  Argentina
Province Buenos Aires province flag.png Buenos Aires
Partido San Antonio de Areco
Founded October 23, 1730
Elevation 26 m (85 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 17,764
CPA Base B 2760
Area code(s) +54 2326

San Antonio de Areco is a town in northern Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, and capital of the partido of San Antonio de Areco. It is located on the Areco River 113 km (70 mi) away from the Buenos Aires city, the country's capital.

San Antonio de Areco was founded in 1730, under the protection of a chapel inaugurated by José Ruiz de Arellano. It has been declared city of historic national interest by the Argentine Government and is recognized for being the homeland of Don Segundo Sombra, the immortal character of the novel written by Ricardo Güiraldes. The city is the home of the Museo Gauchesco Ricardo Güiraldes. Each year in November, the city holds the Día de la Tradición (Tradition Day) gaucho celebration. Since 2001, San Antonio de Areco is sister city of Laredo, Texas in the United States.

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Central plaza, San Antonio de Areco.

Coordinates: 34°15′S 59°28′W / 34.250°S 59.467°W / -34.250; -59.467