Ranchos, Buenos Aires

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ranchos
Ranchos is located in Argentina
Ranchos
Ranchos
Location in Argentina
Coordinates: 35°30′59″S 58°19′8″W / 35.51639°S 58.31889°W / -35.51639; -58.31889Coordinates: 35°30′59″S 58°19′8″W / 35.51639°S 58.31889°W / -35.51639; -58.31889
Country  Argentina
Province Buenos Aires province flag.png Buenos Aires
Partido General Paz
Founded January 15, 1781
Elevation 18 m (59 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 7,333
CPA Base B 1987
Area code(s) +54 2241

Ranchos is a town in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. It is the administrative centre for General Paz Partido.

The settlement was established on January 15, 1871 by provincial law number 422.

Attractions[edit]

  • The town lies near "Laguna Ranchos" lake, which features three islands and a range of flora and fauna.
  • Replica Fort, in 1967 a replica of the original fort built in 1781.
  • Ranchos Historical Museum.
  • Festival de Fortines, a festival that takes place on the central island of Lake Ranchos.
  • Church of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, built in 1863.

External links[edit]