Mar Chiquita

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NASA 367 km view of Mar Chiquita.
For the saline lake in Córdoba Province, see Mar Chiquita, Córdoba

Mar Chiquita is a coastal lagoon in the southeast province of Buenos Aires in eastern Argentina. It is located by the Atlantic coast, 30 km north of Mar del Plata.

The area is a natural reserve where a number of animal species live around Mar Chiquita. There is a small resort on the southern side of the lagoon with population of 487 people as of 2010.

The location was also used as a suborbital launch site at coordinates 37°45' south, 57°25' west between 1968 and 1972; eight sounding rockets of the types Arcas, two rockets of the type Orion-1, and a rocket of the type Dragon, were launched from the site.

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Coordinates: 37°40′40″S 57°30′00″W / 37.67778°S 57.50000°W / -37.67778; -57.50000