La Costa Partido

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La Costa
Partido de la Costa
Depairtment
location o La Costa in Buenos Aires Province
location o La Costa in Buenos Aires Province
Coordinates: 36°34′S 56°41′W / 36.567°S 56.683°W / -36.567; -56.683
Kintra Argentinae
Established 1978
Seat Mar del Tuyú
Govrenment
 • Mayor Juan Pablo de Jesus, PJ
Area
 • Total 225 km2 (87 sq mi)
Population
 • Tot 60,483
 • Density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Postal Code B7105, B7106, B7107, B7108, B7109, B7111, B7112, B7113
IFAM BUE064
Aurie Code 02252, 02246, 02257
Wabsteid http://www.lacosta.gov.ar

La Costa Partido is a partido locatit on the Atlantic coast o Buenos Aires Province in Argentinae.

Owerview[eedit | eedit soorce]

The provincial subdiveesion haes a population o aboot 60,000 inhabitants in a aurie o 225 km2 (87 sq mi), an its caipital ceety is Mar del Tuyú, which is locatit 350 km (217 mi) frae Buenos Aires.

The economy o La Costa Partido is dominatit bi the simmer tourist saison (Dizember–Februar), which sees tens o thoosans o vacationers mak their wey tae the Atlantic coast frae Buenos Aires an the Greater Buenos Aires urban aurie.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Noticit bi Ferdinand Magellan in 1520, who gave nearbi Cape San Antonio its name, Spainyie authorities first surveyed the aurie in 1580. The watterfront aurie wis purchased in the 18t hunderyear bi the Ortiz de Rozas faimily, ane o Argentinae's maist well-established landawners. Sauld tae anither prominent faimily, the Leloirs, in 1816, the aurie became a sheep ranch. A stryndant o the Ortiz de Rozas', Buenos Aires Province Govrenor Juan Manuel de Rosas, designatit the aurie as the Partido del Rincón de Ajó in 1839, follaein a local insurrection against his repressive rule an poor condeetions. A fishin wharf became Ajó's economic hub in subsequent decades, an haed been prominent as a supply route durin the 1838 French blockade against Rosas. The aurie wis renamit Partido de General Lavalle, efter ane o Rosas' erstwhile foes, in 1891. The installation o abattoirs (syne closed) wis follaeed bi new fishermen's docks, a canal, a Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway terminal, an twa lichthooses built atween 1878 an 1902.

The La Lucila del Mar pier, ane o five in the coonty.

The aurie became a tourist attraction durin the 1920s, when Coonty Mayor Jorge Gibson promotit its shores for their seclusion an scenic value. He haed the local coastline gradit intae public beaches, an in 1932, a provincial gravel road reached the aurie. The auldest offeecial municipalities, San Clemente del Tuyú an Mar de Ajó, wur established in 1935, followed bi San Bernardo del Tuyú (1942), Mar del Tuyú (1945), an Santa Teresita (1946).

Durin the last dictatorship, the militar-appointit Govrenor, General Ibérico Saint Jean, signed Decree 9024, the Urban Jurisdictions Law o 11 Juin 1978, bi which the Lavalle Destrict wis dividit intae three (the ithers bein Pinamar an Villa Gesell). Mar del Tuyú wis chosen as the coonty seat tae avoid disputes atween residents o the coonty's northmaist toun, San Clemente del Tuyú, an the soothmaist, Mar de Ajó (baith o which are the lairgest in the destrict).

Elections in 1983 brocht Justicialist candidate Juan de Jesús tae office. His admeenistration twa hospitals built an numerous public infrastructur wirks, therebi helpin integrate the neebourin commonties in the destrict. The economic malaise Argentina suffered in the 1980s an the buim in owerseas travel follaein recovery in the early 1990s teuk its toll on municipal finances, housomeivver. The admeenistration o Mayor Guillermo Magadán (who haed been the militar-appointit mayor in the late 1970s) haed a natur theme pairk, Parque Bahía Aventura, opened in 1997. Drawin few crouds, the aurie wis slatit for closur when, in 2003, mineral hot springs wur discovered at the spot. Returned tae office that year, Mayor de Jesús set aside pairt o Bahía Aventura an opened Termas Marinas, the day ane o Argentinae's maist popular hot springs; his son, Juan Pablo, wis electit mayor in 2007. The coonty's population haes grown bi ower 4% a year syne 1980, climbin frae unner 26,000 that year, tae ower 60,000 at the 2001 census [INDEC].

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Beachgoers in Santa Teresita

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