|Founded||September 24, 1882|
|Elevation||297 m (974 ft)|
|Population (2001 census [INDEC])|
|CPA Base||B 7530|
|Area code(s)||+54 2922|
The partido of Coronel Pringles was created in 1882 by the government of the Province of Buenos Aires who divided the territory of Tres Arroyos into the partidos of Coronel Suárez, Tres Arroyos and Coronel Pringles. The latter, and its main town, were named after Coronel Juan Pascual Pringles, a member of grenadiers regiment of General San Martín's army that fought in the wars of independence against the Spanish. Located a distance of 120 km from Bahía Blanca and 518 km from Buenos Aires, Pringles today has a population of around 23.794 inhabitants (2001) and its main economic activities are related to agriculture and sheep and cattle raising. At one time there was a large sign across one of the main roads into Pringles which read "Bienvenidos a C. Pringles Capital de Los Lanares", which in English means "Welcome to C. Pringles the Wool Capital", in recognition of the importance of sheep farming in the surrounding area at that time.
- 1882: The partido of Coronel Pringles was created on 10 July and the town on 24 September.
- 1890: The first mayor, Felipe S. Medina, was elected.
- 1900: The church of Santa Rosa de Lima was inaugurated by the Bishop of La Plata, Monsenor Mariano Espinosa, on 14 January. The town was linked by telegraph to the rest of the province.
- 1903: Opening, on 15 July, of the broad gauge railway line through Coronel Pringles, linking Olavarría and Bahía Blanca, and built by the British-owned company Gran Ferrocarril Sur. This company was later to become part of Ferrocarril General Roca after the railways were nationalised in 1948.
- 1905: A branch of the Nacional Bank of Argentina (Banco de la Nación Argentina) was opened.
- 1908: Building of the 600-seat Spanish Theater (Teatro Español) was completed.
- 1910: On 1 January the Coronel Suárez to Puerto Belgrano section of the broad gauge railway line through Pringles, built by the French-owned company Ferrocarril Rosario y Puerto Belgrano was opened. The section linking Pringles to Rosario was opened later that year on 15 December. This railway company was later to become part of Ferrocarril General Bartolomé Mitre after the railways were nationalised in 1948.
- 1912: The children's home (Hogar del Niño) was opened.
- 1914: The poet Almafuerte visited Pringles and gave a lecture in the Spanish Theater (Teatro Espanol).
- 1915: The newspaper El Orden was founded in October.
- 1916: The Club Leando N. Alem was founded.
- 1919: A branch of the Provincial Bank of Buenos Aires (Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires) was opened.
- 1928: The Pringles Bank (Banco de Pringles) was founded.
- 1930: Television transmissions first received.
- 1932: Pringles Public Library (Biblioteca Popular Pringles) was opened.
- 1933: The famous tango singer, Carlos Gardel, gave a concert at the Spanish Theater (Teatro Espanol) on 18 May, accompanied by his guitarists Horacio Pottorossi, Guillermo Barbieri, Domingo Riverol and Julio Vivas. Barbieri and Riverol died along with Gardel in a plane crash two years later.
- 1934: Coronel Pringles was declared a city.
- 1938: The constructions of the Town Hall (Palacio Municipal), Municipal Slaughterhouse (El Matadero Municipal), the Main Square (La Plaza) and The Avenue (Las Ramblas) were completed under the direction of the architect Francisco Salamone.
- 1938: The Rural Society (La Sociedad Rural) was founded.
- 1941: The Flying Club (Aeroclub) and the Electricity Cooperative (La Cooperativa Electrica) were founded. A local branch of the Rotary Club was founded under the presidency of Julían Castro Olivera.
- 1944: The Old People's Home (El Hogar de Ancianos) was opened.
- 1948: El Fogon de los Gauchos founded.
- 1950: The Voluntary Fire Service (El cuerpo de Bomberos Voluntarios) was created.
- 1956: El Club de Pesca Social y Deporte was founded.
- 1965: The Lions Club (Club de Leones) was founded under the presidency of Augusto Mariani
- 1966: Alliance française was set up.
- 1968: A local branch office of the newspaper La Nueva Provincia opened.
- 1970: On 10 July the writer Jorge Luis Borges gave a talk entitled Los Malones y La Conquista del Desierto (in English: The Indian Resistance and the Conquest of the Desert) in the Municipal de Cultura.
- 1981: The City Cultural Museum (La Casa de Cultura y Museo de la Ciudad) opened.
- 1982: An acacia tree was planted by Jorge Luis Borges in the Garden of Historic Trees (Patio de los Árboles Historicos) of the Casa de la Cultura on 12 September to celebrate the centenary of the foundation of Pringles in 1882.
Mayors (Intendentes) of Coronel Pringles
Celebrities born in Coronel Pringles
- Juan Carlos Thorry (1908–2000) film actor, tango musician.
- César Aira, writer, born 1949
- Arturo Carrera, poet.
- Celeste Carballo, singer and composer of rock music.
- Millie Stegman, actress.
- Juan Segundo Stegman, actor and conductor.
- Ricardo Martinez Paz, actor, photographer, costume designer.
- Alejandro Carrafancq, architect and researcher.
- Juan Ezequiel Cuevas, soccer player.
- Andrés Agulla, co-host of TV.
- Paula Torres, a journalist.
- Jose Miguel Garcia Loos, writer.
- Esteban Chango Fernandino, Racer 
- Luis Alberto Oxoteguy, Rally Driver, Argentinian Champion.
- Access to the partido is via Provincial Route 51 or Provincial Route 85. The city is 517 km from the City of Buenos Aires and 127 km from Bahía Blanca. It is connected with the federal capital and other urban centers through a network of provincial roads, mostly paved.
- Aerodrome provincial, , 3 km southeast of the city. En Route 51 km 617 and Pringles access through 9 de Julio | Tel +(54)(2922) 46-2488
- Airport commander Spore, Location: Bahía Blanca (1 hour by land) on Route 3 North Ex km 675 | IATA Code: BHI, Category: Cabotage | Tel + 54 (291) 486-0300
Micros long distance
Malvinas Argentinas Bus Station at Avenida Arturo Frondizi and Belgrano
- Andesmar Tel +54 (2922) 46-4918
- Condor La Estrella Tel +54 (2922) 46-2857
- El Rapido Tel +54 (2922) 46-2857
- Jetmar Tel +54 (2922) 46-2595
- Plusmar Tel +54 (2922) 46-2595
- Tramat Tel +54 (2922) 46-4918
- Fm Ciudad 88.7 Mhz Coronel Pringles
- Fm Génesis 90.7 Mhz Coronel Pringles
- Fm Transformación 91.3 Mhz Coronel Pringles
- Fm Pueblo De Dios 91.9 Mhz Coronel Pringles
- Fm Sinfonía 94.3 Mhz Coronel Pringles
- Fm De Paut 96.1 Mhz Coronel Pringles
- Fm La 100 96.5 Mhz Coronel Pringles
- Fm Del Sol 96.9 Mhz Coronel Pringles
- Fm Impacto 98.3 Mhz Coronel Pringles
- Radio María Argentina 99.5 Mhz Coronel Pringles
- Pringles Fm 100.3 Mhz Coronel Pringles
- Sur Fm 102.9 Mhz Coronel Pringles
- Positiva Fm 104.7 Mhz Coronel Pringles
- Fm La Soñada 105.3 Mhz Coronel Pringles
- Fm La Nueva Generación 107.3 Mhz Coronel Pringles
- The Radio Of Fran Web Radio Coronel Pringles
- Sabalera Online Radio
Local TV channel
- Centenario de Coronel Pringles, Aldo H. Pirola, Carlos A. Barragan, Editorial Nueva Era, Coronel Pringles, Prov. de Buenos Aires, Argentina (1983).
- Andres M. Regalsky, Foreign Capital, Local Interests and Railway Development in Argentina: French Investments in Railways, 1900–1914, J. of Latin American Studies, Vol 21, No.3 (October 1989), pp. 425–452.