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General Pueyrredón
Partido de General Pueyrredón
Official logo of General Pueyrredón
Map
Location of General Pueyrredón
Location in Buenos Aires Province
Coordinates: 37°59′S 57°32′W / 37.983°S 57.533°W / -37.983; -57.533
CountryArgentina
EstablishedFebruary 10, 1874
Founded byPatricio Peralta Ramos
SeatMar del Plata
Government
 • MayorGuillermo Montenegro (PRO-JxC)
Area
 • Total1,453.44 km2 (561.18 sq mi)
Population
 • Total564,056
 • Density424/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonymmarplatense
Postal Code
B7600
IFAM
Area Code0223
Patron saintSaint Peter and Saint Cecilia
Websitemardelplata.gob.ar

General Pueyrredón Partido is a partido located on the Atlantic coast of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina.

The partido covers 1,453 km2 and has a population of 564,056 (2001 census [INDEC]), most of whom live in the large coastal resort of Mar del Plata.

The partido was created in 1879. The first mayor was Fortunato de la Plaza.

Name

The partido is named after Juan Martín de Pueyrredón (1776-1850), who fought in the defence of Buenos Aires against the occupation by the Royal Navy in 1806, and fought for his country again in the Argentine War of Independence. He later became a politician, serving as governor of Córdoba Province and as Supreme Director of Argentina.

Economy

The economy of General Pueyrredón Partido is dominated by the summer tourist season (December–February), when hundreds of thousands of vacationers make their way from the Gran Buenos Aires urban area to the Atlantic coast of Argentina. The other major industry is fishing. The main city of General Pueyrredón Partido, Mar del Plata, holds one of the most important fishing ports of Argentina.

Other industries include arable farming, beef and dairy farming, related agricultural industries, metallurgy and the service sector.

The coastal resort of Mar del Plata

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