Lincoln Partido

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Lincoln
Partido de Lincoln
Department
location of in Buenos Aires Province
location of in Buenos Aires Province
Country Argentina
Established 19 July 1865
Seat Lincoln
Government
 • Mayor Jorge Abel Fernández, PJ
Area
 • Total 2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 41,127
 • Density 21,000/km2 (53,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) linqueño
Postal Code B6070
IFAM BUE071
Area Code 02355
Coordinates 34°52′S 61°32′W / 34.867°S 61.533°W / -34.867; -61.533
Website http://www.lincoln.gov.ar

The Partido de Lincoln is a partido of Buenos Aires Province in Argentina. It is located in the north-eastern part of the province, in central Argentina.

As of the 2010 census, this provincial subdivision had a population of about 41,000 inhabitants in an area of 2,253 km2 (870 sq mi). Its administrative seat is Lincoln which is located 320 km (199 mi) from Buenos Aires.

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Name[edit]

When the partido was founded in 1865, the name Lincoln was chosen as a tribute to the recently assassinated Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865), and enactor of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Economy[edit]

Lincoln's economy is dominated by agriculture. The main crops are wheat, corn, soy and sunflower. The district is home to around 500,000 cows and responsible for 10% of Argentina's honey production.

Sports[edit]

Lincoln Partido is home to a number of football clubs, including;

Folk Festival[edit]

Pasteur in Lincoln Partido is home to one of Argentina's most important folk festivals, it takes place in February each year.

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