Chascomús Partido

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Chascomús
Partido de Chascomús
Department
Coat of arms of Chascomús
Coat of arms
Location in Buenos Aires Province
Location in Buenos Aires Province
Coordinates: 35°34′S 58°00′W / 35.567°S 58.000°W / -35.567; -58.000
Country Argentina
Established 1801
Founded by Pedro Nicolás Escribano
Seat Chascomús
Government
 • Mayor Javier Gastón (UNA)
Area
 • Total 4,225 km2 (1,631 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 38,647
 • Density 9.1/km2 (24/sq mi)
Demonym(s) chascomusense
Postal Code B7130
IFAM BUE025
Area Code 02241
Patron saint Our Lady of Mercy
Website http://www.chascomus.gob.ar/

Chascomús is an east central partido (administrative district) of the Province of Buenos Aires in Argentina. Located some 110 km south-south-east of the city of Buenos Aires, the district has a total population of around 37,000, some 35,000 of whom live in Chascomús city, the capital of the district.

History[edit]

The partido was founded in 1801 by Pedro Nicolás Escribano.

Economy[edit]

Chascomús, like most of Buenos Aires province, has many beef cattle and dairy farms. Agricultural produce from the area includes maize, wheat, barley, oats, soya beans, and sorghum, while apiculture also plays a role in the local economy.

The district also has a strong industrial sector, producing dairy products, textiles and agricultural machinery.

The tourist industry in Chascomús is mainly dominated by weekend tourism from Greater Buenos Aires.

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