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Quilmes is located in Greater Buenos Aires
Coordinates: 34°43′S 58°16′W / 34.717°S 58.267°W / -34.717; -58.267
Kintra Argentinae
Province Buenos Aires
17 m (56 ft)
 (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total230,810
CPA Base
B 1878, B 1879
Area code(s)+54 11

Quilmes (Spaingie pronunciation: [ˈkilmes]) is a ceety in the Buenos Aires Province, Argentinae. It is the caipital o Quilmes Partido (Partido de Quilmes), an haes a population o 230,810. It is locatit 17 km (11 mi) sooth o the caipital o Argentinae, the Autonomous Ceety o Buenos Aires.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Quilmes wur a native tribe who livit in the surroondins o Tucumán. In the 17t century, efter repeatit attempts bi the invadin Spaniards tae control their land, the Quilmes wur defeated an wur forcit tae settle in a restrictit colony (reducción) near Buenos Aires, whaur the authorities coud control thaim. The dounset wis thus established in 1666 as Exaltación de la Santa Cruz de los Kilme. The 1,000 km (621 mi) jurney frae Tucumán wis made on fuit, causin hunders o Quilmes tae dee in the process. Bi 1810 the colony haed been abandoned an become a ghiast toun. The laund wis dividit in parcels an the toun o Quilmes wis established in 1818.

Quilmes Railwey station

Durin the first Breetish invasion, the Breetish arrivit frae Montevideo throu Quilmes an went tae Buenos Aires from thare.

The toun's development acceleratit durin the wave o immigration in Argentinae durin the late 19t century, an Quilmes wis considered as the location for a new provincial caipital durin the Federalization o Buenos Aires o 1880. Quilmes proper consists o twa main pairts, east an wast, which are dividit bi the tracks o the Metropolitano passenger train line. East Quilmes has several relatively walthy auries an a muckle shoppin destrict. As ane travels east toward the Río de la Plata, neebourheids become increasinly poor, an twa muckle villas miseria (slums) are foond close tae the river. These auries aften experience severe fluidin.

The ceety gives its name tae Cerveza Quilmes beer company, as this is whaur it wis first brewed in 1888 bi the brewery stairtit bi Otto Bemberg. The establishment remains a leadin employer in the ceety.

Sport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Quilmes is the hame o twa fitbaa teams: Quilmes Atlético Club an Club Atlético Argentino de Quilmes Archived 2013-07-29 at the Wayback Machine. The first wis foondit in the 19t century bi Cannon J. T. Stevenson, an the seicont ane wis foondit later, bi Argentines who wur no alloued tae play for the QAC. They are twa o the auldest Argentine fitbaa teams.

The ceety haes been chosen bi FIH tae host the 2014 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns – Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Quilmes is twinned wi:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Nanchang City and Sister Cities Intercommunion". Nanchang Municipal Party Committee of the CPC and Nanchang Municipal Government. Nanchang Economic Information Center. Archived frae the original on 22 Mey 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013."Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 22 Mey 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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