Chacabuco, Buenos Aires

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Chacabuco
City
Flag of Chacabuco
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Coat of arms of Chacabuco
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Chacabuco is located in Argentina
Chacabuco
Chacabuco
Location in Argentina
Coordinates: 34°38′S 60°28′W / 34.633°S 60.467°W / -34.633; -60.467Coordinates: 34°38′S 60°28′W / 34.633°S 60.467°W / -34.633; -60.467
Country Argentina
ProvinceBandera Buenos Aires.svg Buenos Aires
FoundedAugust 5, 1865
Elevation
68 m (223 ft)
Population
 (2010 census)
 • Total38,418
CPA Base
B 6740
Area code(s)+54 2352
WebsiteOfficial website

Chacabuco is a city in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. It is the head town of the Chacabuco Partido and has a population of 38,418 inhabitants (2010). UN/LOCODE is ARCCO.

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Rural tourism[edit]

Close to Chacabuco, on RN 7 is Laguna Rocha, formed by a widening of the Salado River. The main characteristic of the area is the solitary rustic landscape that attracts tourists in search of contact with nature and landscape of the Pampa region. Other Lakes include Laguna Las Toscas and Laguna de los Patos

Culture[edit]

Chacabuco has generated important musicians like the bandoneonist Raul Garello, the Conductor Elvio Mango, at the moment resident in Germany, and great student of Baroque music, and vocal ensembles like Aloe (music folkloric and nun) and Municipal Polifonic Choir. As far as Alternative Music, Rock, Reggae and Pop Chacabuco has more than twenty (20) bands, including Supernova, Periféricos, Quinta Semilla, Hombres Lobo, and Cautivo among others.

Chacabuco was home to writer Haroldo Conti who disappeared during the last military dictatorship because of his opposition to the regime.

Sports[edit]

Chacabuco has several centers of sport activity, among them the Chacabuco Golf Club (18 holes of par 71), the Municipal Multisport, the Social Club with excellent tennis courts, numerous football clubs (9 de Julio, River, San Martín, Argentinos, Porteño, etc.), Centro Los Marinos.

Also places like the Polygon (Federal Shooting club) and the Flying club stand out in Chacabuco. Another remarkable landmark is the home court of the Chacabuco Basketball team. In motoring, Chacabuco has important pilots of Turismo Carretera and TC 2000, like Roberto Urretavizcaya and Luis Minervino.

Probably the most famous resident of Chacabuco was Daniel Passarella who featured in both of Argentina's FIFA World Cup wins in 1978 and 1986 and went on to manage the national team as well as Uruguay and River Plate.

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