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San Miguel
San Miguel is located in Greater Buenos Aires
San Miguel
San Miguel
Coordinates: 34°32′S 58°43′W / 34.533°S 58.717°W / -34.533; -58.717
Kintra Argentinae
Province Buenos Aires
PartidoSan Miguel
28 m (92 ft)
 (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total157,532
 • Density9845/km2 (25,500/sq mi)
CPA Base
B 1663
Area code(s)+54 11

San Miguel is in the northwast region o Greater Buenos Aires, 30 km frae the Ceety o Buenos Aires. San Miguel is the coonty seat o San Miguel Partido, an haes been a pairt o Greater Buenos Aires syne the early 2000s. The nummer o indwallers wis 157,532 accordin tae the 2001 census.

Pairt o a vast estancia estate awned bi General Ángel Pacheco, San Miguel wis foondit as San José del Pilar bi a French Argentine agronomist, Adolfo Sourdeaux, on Mey 18, 1864. Pairt o Pilar Partido initially, the toun wis renamit San Miguel efter the umwhile destrict wis subdividit shortly efterwaird. A Buenos Aires-Pacific Railwey line wis biggit alang the toun in 1870, an its first schuils wur opened at that time as pairt o Preses Domingo Sarmiento's program for eddication in Argentinae. The toun wis designatit as coonty seat for the newly creatit General Sarmiento Partido in 1889, an wis in turn made the coonty seat for San Miguel Partido when the umwhile wis subdividit in 1994. San Miguel's transition frae a landwart commonty tae that o a suburban bedroom commonty wi heich-rise biggins haes caused it tae lose its veelage character an strained its infrastructur. The lairgely service-orientit economy is complementit bi industries such as the IPH steel cable facility.[1]

San Miguel is hame tae a nummer o educational institutions, includin the Naitional Varsity o General Sarmiento an the parochial Colegio Máximo San José, frae which Jorge Bergoglio (the futur Pape Francis) obtained a degree in filosofie.[2]

San Miguel haes numerous bus lines runnin throu the centre an is servit wi several stations bi the San Martin an Urquiza commuter railwey lines, which provide easy access tae Buenos Aires.

Sport[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety is hame tae Club Atlético San Miguel fitbaa club.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Meenistry o Interior, Argentinae. (in Spaingie)

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Historia de San Miguel". Veamoslo.
  2. "Pope Francis: Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio named new Pope". Baltimore News Journal. 13 Mairch 2013. Archived frae the original on 16 Mairch 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2013.