Coronel Pringles

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Coronel Pringles
Coronel Pringles is located in Argentina
Coronel Pringles
Coronel Pringles
Location in Argentina
Coordinates: 37°58′S 61°01′W / 37.967°S 61.017°W / -37.967; -61.017Coordinates: 37°58′S 61°01′W / 37.967°S 61.017°W / -37.967; -61.017
Country  Argentina
Province Buenos Aires province flag.png Buenos Aires
Partido Coronel Pringles
Founded September 24, 1882
Elevation 297 m (974 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 23,794
CPA Base B 7530
Area code(s) +54 2922

Coronel Pringles (/krˈnɛlˈprn-ɡls/, Spanish: [coro'nel 'pringles]) is a town in the south of the Buenos Aires Province in Argentina. It is the government seat of the Coronel Pringles Partido.

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.


View of Coronel Pringles
  • 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[edit]

  • 1882 Juan Pablo Cabrera
  • 1885 José Ciriaco Gómez
  • 1886 M. Solano Larguía
  • 1888 Jorge A. Stegmann
  • 1888 Vicente F. Pereyra
  • 1888 Crispín Palavecino
  • 1889 Florencio Gutiérrez
  • 1890 Felipe S. Medina,
  • 1893 Miguel Collins,
  • 1894 Julio Dupont,
  • 1894 Jorge A. Stegmann,
  • 1895 Julio Dupont,
  • 1897 Felipe Medina,
  • 1899 Juan P. Cabrera,
  • 1900 Pedro Arrascaete
  • 1906 Pedro Arrascaete
  • 1907 Manuel Gascon
  • 1910 Pablo L. Palacios
  • 1911 Eugenio E. Clayrian,
  • 1916 Alfredo Riat,
  • 1917 Victor Aguilar
  • 1917 Enrique Geddes
  • 1918 Casimo Peralta,
  • 1919 Enrique G. Geddes,
  • 1922 Julian Miganne,
  • 1924 Luis L. Etchecopar,
  • 1926 Francisco Estevarena
  • 1928 Manuel B. Cabrera,
  • 1928 Cecilio Leoz,
  • 1930 Pablo Ibarrondo
  • 1930 Rodolfo Serigos
  • 1931 Enrique Riat
  • 1931 Juan V. Boulocq
  • 1932 Santiago Bertolotto
  • 1936 J. Americo Barberio
  • 1938 Martín S. Vidondo
  • 1939 Martín Carri
  • 1940 Alberto Obejero,
  • 1941 T. Rodolfo Riat,
  • 1942 Domingo Mendez,
  • 1944 Agustin Ibarborde
  • 1944 Carlos A. Berheil
  • 1944 Americo D. Ripamonti
  • 1945 Gregorio Díaz Vega
  • 1945 Greorio Cejas
  • 1946 Frederico von Wernich
  • 1947 Dr Antonio Scavuzzo,
  • 1955 Gregorio Díaz Vega,
  • 1958 José I. Uthurralt,
  • 1962 Hector A. Larceri
  • 1964 Arturo C. Perez Erro
  • 1966 Tte. Cnel Antonio Perretti
  • 1966 Juan C. Picone
  • 1972 Ignacio C. Candaosa
  • 1973 Juan B.Z. Vitale
  • 1975 Alberto Insúa
  • 1976 Cap. Raúl Vicente Vittola
  • 1976 Joaquín de Adúriz
  • 1983 Dr. Julio César Lozano
  • 1987 Edgardo Cabanillas
  • 1987 Dr. Héctor Oscar Scavuzzo
  • 1991 Ing. Juan Carlos Amores
  • 1995 Dr. Aldo Luis Mensi
  • 1999 Dr. Aldo Luis Mensi
  • 2003 Dr. Aldo Luis Mensi
  • 2005 Omar Berruet
  • 2005 Dr. Aldo Luis Mensi
  • 2007 Dr. Aldo Luis Mensi
  • 2009 Carlos Ulises Oreste
  • 2015 Carlos Anibal Berterret

Celebrities born in Coronel Pringles[edit]

  • 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 [1]
  • Luis Alberto Oxoteguy, Rally Driver, Argentinian Champion.

Access roads[edit]

Provincial routes[edit]


Passenger service to Buenos Aires (twice weekly) and Bahia Blanca (twice weekly) operated by Ferrobaires on the Constitución - Bahía Blanca (vía Pringles) line [2]


Micros long distance[edit]

Malvinas Argentinas Bus Station at Avenida Arturo Frondizi and Belgrano

Online radios[edit]

Online newspapers[edit]

Local TV channel[edit]


  • 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.

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