Lincoln, Buenos Aires

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Lincoln
City
Lincoln is located in Argentina
Lincoln
Lincoln
Location in Argentina
Coordinates: 34°51′S 61°31′W / 34.850°S 61.517°W / -34.850; -61.517Coordinates: 34°51′S 61°31′W / 34.850°S 61.517°W / -34.850; -61.517
Country  Argentina
Province Bandera Buenos Aires.svg Buenos Aires
Partido Lincoln
Founded 9 July 1865
Elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 26,919
CPA Base B 7060
Area code(s) +54 2355

Lincoln is a city in the province of Buenos Aires in Argentina. It is the capital of the district of Lincoln (Lincoln Partido).

The district of Lincoln was established on July 19, 1865, during a redistricting of Buenos Aires Province.

The first settlement of the city of Lincoln occurred in 1871.

Name

The name Lincoln was chosen as a tribute to the recently assassinated Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865), and enactor of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Economy

Lincoln's economy is dominated by agriculture. The main crops are wheat, maize, soy and sunflowers. The district is home to around 500,000 cows and is responsible for 10% of Argentina's honey production. Bees are bred and nourished as champions to compete in international honey producing competitions.

Tourism

Carnivals held in Lincoln are the main tourist attraction, featuring carrozas, cabezudos, mechanical attractions and a non-stop music and general party ambience. Recently, the city hosts as well the Lincoln Rock Festival. Both events contribute to the arrival of the so-called turistas gasoleros (inexpensive tourism).

Lincoln's main landmark is General San Martín's park with vast, green landscapes and a small lake of clear waters.

Sport

Lincoln is home to a number of football clubs, including;

Lincoln is also home to a number of rugby, tennis and basketball clubs and benefits from an 18-hole golf course and a motor racing circuit.

External links

Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (in Spanish)

  • (in Spanish) Municipal website
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