Grand Bourg

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Grand Bourg
Grand Bourg is locatit in Greater Buenos Aires
Grand Bourg
Grand Bourg
Coordinates: 34°29′S 58°43′W / 34.483°S 58.717°W / -34.483; -58.717
Kintra Argentinae
ProvinceBandera Buenos Aires.svg Buenos Aires
PartidoMalvinas Argentinas
Elevation
18 m (59 ft)
Population
 (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Tot85,189
CPA Base
B 1615
Aurie code(s)+54 02320

Grand Bourg is a toun in Malvinas Argentinas Partido, Buenos Aires Province, Argentinae. It forms pairt o the Greater Buenos Aires agglomeration.

Toponymy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Grand Bourg is namit efter the French commune o Grand-Bourg, whaur the leader o the Argentine War o Unthirldom, General José de San Martín, livit in exile.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The location belangit tae the 19t century estancias o Juan Andrés de Cabo an Pastor Parra. Orcharts an dairy ferms thus predominatit till, in 1948, the first lots wur sauld bi the G.C. Grosso real estate company alang the Belgrano North Railwey Line. A stop wis opened at the steid in 1951, follaeed bi a station in 1956. Kent initially as Primero de Mayo, the station an toun wur renamit Grand Bourg in 1959.

The toun became a significant manufacturin centre in subsequent decades. The ceety cemetery wis the steid o ane o the lairgest mass graves foond in the eftermath o Argentinae's Dirty War o the late 1970s; ower three hunder cadavers thus buriet wur locatit at the cemetery in 1984.[1]

Grand Bourg wis declared a ceety bi the Provincial Legislatur on 28 November 1985.

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