Partido de General Pueyrredón
|February 10, 1874
|Patricio Peralta Ramos
|Mar del Plata
|Guillermo Montenegro (PRO-JxC)
|1,453.44 km2 (561.18 sq mi)
|424/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
|Saint Peter and Saint Cecilia
The partido was created in 1879. The first mayor was Fortunato de la Plaza.
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.
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.
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