Magdalena, Buenos Aires

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Magdalena
Coordinates: 35°05′S 57°31′W / 35.083°S 57.517°W / -35.083; -57.517Coordinates: 35°05′S 57°31′W / 35.083°S 57.517°W / -35.083; -57.517
Country  Argentina
Province Buenos Aires province flag.png Buenos Aires
Partido Magdalena
Founded May 16, 1611
Elevation 21 m (69 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 9,294
CPA Base B 1913
Area code(s) +54 2221

Magdalena (Spanish pronunciation: [maɣðaˈlena]) is a town in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. It is the headquarters town for the Magdalena Partido.

Founded in 1611, the hamlet grew slowly until the late nineteenth century. The Parish of Santa María Magdalena (Mary Magdalene), consecrated in 1776, inaugurated its current temple in 1860. The Italianate City Hall, designed by Pedro Cavalli, was completed in 1877, and the Teatro Español, in 1899. The nearby Parque Costero del Sur, site of the El Ancla pre-Columbian settlement, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.

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Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (Spanish)