Location in Argentina
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Bahía Blanca is a city located in the south-west of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, by the Atlantic Ocean, head town of Bahia Blanca Partido. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Argentina topics. Regions See also Geography of Argentina The country is also divided into six or seven regions (seven when The Pampas is divided into the Pampas' plains Buenos Aires Province (ˈbwenos ˈaiɾes Spanish: Provincia de Buenos Aires is the most populated province of Argentina. A partido is an administrative subdivision of the. A partido is formally a single Municipality, though it usually comprises one or more population centers The Partido de Bahía Blanca is a Partido of the Buenos Aires Province is located at the south-west of the province in central Argentina at coordinates The year 1828 ( MDCCCXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population National Statistics and Censuses Institute ( Spanish: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos, INDEC is the Argentine government agency responsible The Argentine postal code is a system that assigns at least one unique alphanumeric Postal code to each Municipality. ISO 3166-2AR is an ISO standard which defines Geocodes it is the subset of ISO 3166-2 which applies to Argentina. A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks General phone calls within Argentina In Argentina, changes were made to area codes in 1999 when the telephone network was split up into three different areas with A city is an Urban area with a large Population and a particular Administrative, Legal, or Historical status Regions See also Geography of Argentina The country is also divided into six or seven regions (seven when The Pampas is divided into the Pampas' plains Buenos Aires Province (ˈbwenos ˈaiɾes Spanish: Provincia de Buenos Aires is the most populated province of Argentina. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Argentina topics. The Partido de Bahía Blanca is a Partido of the Buenos Aires Province is located at the south-west of the province in central Argentina at coordinates It has a population of 274,509 inhabitants according to the 2001 census [INDEC]. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population National Statistics and Censuses Institute ( Spanish: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos, INDEC is the Argentine government agency responsible It is the main city in the larger Greater Bahía Blanca urban agglomeration. Gran Bahía Blanca (Greater Bahía Blanca is the name given to the large urban conurbation around the city of Bahía Blanca in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina In the study of human settlements an agglomeration is an extended City or Town area comprising the built-up area of a central place ( usually a Municipality
The city has an important sea port with a depth of 40 feet (12 m), kept constant upstream almost all along the length of the bay, where the Naposta Stream drains. Arroyo Napostá is located in the region of Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina is a stream whose watershed is located in Sierra de
Bahía Blanca means "White Bay". Headlands and bays are two related features of the coastal environment The name is due to the typical colour of the salt covering the soils surrounding the shores. The bay (which is actually an estuary) was seen by Ferdinand Magellan during the first circumnavigation around the world on the orders of Charles I of Spain, in 1520, looking for a canal connecting the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean all along the coasts of South America. An estuary is a semi-enclosed Coastal body of Water with one or more Rivers or Streams flowing into it and with a free connection to the open Ferdinand Magellan (Fernão de Magalhães fɨɾˈnɐ̃ũ dɨ mɐgɐˈʎɐ̃ĩʃ Fernando de Magallanes (Spring 1480 &ndash April 27 1521 Mactan Island, Cebu Charles V (24 February 1500 &ndash 21 September 1558 was The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth 's Oceanic divisions South America is a Continent of the Americas, situated entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a 
The city was founded as a fortress on 11 April 1828 by Colonel Ramón Estomba under the orders of Brigadier-General and subsequent Governor of Buenos Aires, Juan Manuel de Rosas, being named Fortaleza Protectora Argentina (Argentine Protective Fortress), intended to protect dwellers and their cattle from native rustling, and also to protect the coast from the Brazilian navy, which had landed in the area the previous year. Events 491 - Flavius Anastasius becomes Byzantine Emperor, with the name of Anastasius I. The year 1828 ( MDCCCXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap Brigadier General is the lowest ranking General Officer in some countries usually sitting between the ranks of Colonel and Major General. Juan Manuel de Rosas (born Juan Manuel José Domingo Ortiz de Rozas y López de Osornio in Buenos Aires, March 30, 1793 &ndash Southampton |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld It was visited by Charles Darwin during his travels through South America in September 1833. Charles Robert Darwin (February 12 1809 &ndash April 19 1882 was an English naturalist, who realised and demonstrated that all Species of life The fortress was attacked by malones (incursions of nomadic aboriginals on horseback) several times, most notably in 1859 by 3,000 Calfucurá warriors. Calfucurá also known as Juan Calfucurá, was a leading Mapuche Lonco and military figure in Patagonia in the 19th century It became commercially important after the Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway linked the town to the city of Buenos Aires in 1885. The Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway (BAGS (in Spanish Gran Ferrocarril Sud) was one of the Big Four Broad gauge,, British-owned companies that built Buenos Aires is the Capital and largest city of Argentina. It is geographically located on the southern shore of the Río de la Plata, on the southeastern There are several local reputed societies representing the myriad of related economic activities taking place in the region such as Sociedad Rural, Corporación del Comercio y de la Industria, and Sociedad Industrial, all of whom organize conferences and exhibits linked to the branch of trade, commerce or industry their associates carry out. Some of the exhibits are quite traditional and have taken place for many years, such as "Exposición Nacional de Ganadería e Industria de la Sociedad Rural de Bahía Blanca", mainly grouping those devoted to cattle husbandry and sheep breeding, who up to 2006 account for 122 annual displays when there is a contest awarding prizes to the best presented animals.
Bahía Blanca is served by Comandante Espora Airport (BHI/SAZB). Comandante Espora Airport, also known as Bahía Blanca Airport, is a domestic airport in Bahía Blanca, Argentina, which is served by Aerolíneas There are two daily short-haul flights from Bahía Blanca (BHI) to the domestic flights airport at Buenos Aires (AEP) named "Aeroparque" during weekdays and once a day on Saturday and Sunday, whose carrier is just one: Aerolineas Argentinas. The local airport's runways belong to the Navy Aviation (BACE, standing for Base Aeronaval Comandante Espora). There is a civilian terminal supported by the City Council apart from the military one.
The bus terminal of the city, in the process of being remodelled, services the whole country. The bus transportation system has a wider range of short, medium and long haul connections and destinations offering lots of overnight trips from Bahía Blanca to Buenos Aires, to hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country and also to neighbouring countries such as Chile. Buenos Aires is the Capital and largest city of Argentina. It is geographically located on the southern shore of the Río de la Plata, on the southeastern Chile, officially the Republic of Chile ( Spanish:) is a country in South America occupying a long and narrow Coastal strip wedged between the
A net of motorways merge in the city linking it to the region and rest of the country. In recent years different administrations have tried to create and improve an outer ring road by which traffic is facilitated avoiding unnecessary congestion allowing Lorries to directly enter and exit the area of the port. Those vehicles passing by can also avoid entering the city via this ring road. There are also projects to improve the road link between the city and the airport. Multiple local bus lines form the city transportation system. The main route, Ruta Nacional 3, is divided there into 3 North, going to Olavarría and Buenos Aires, and 3 South going to Viedma, Trelew, Comodoro Rivadavia, Río Gallegos, Río Grande and Ushuaia. Olavarría is a city in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Buenos Aires is the Capital and largest city of Argentina. It is geographically located on the southern shore of the Río de la Plata, on the southeastern Viedma is the capital city of the Argentine province of Río Negro and the Adolfo Alsina Department of that province Trelew is a city in the province of Chubut, in the Argentine Patagonia, with a population of 93386 as per the. Comodoro Rivadavia is a city in the Patagonian province of Chubut in southern Argentina, located Río Gallegos is the capital of the Patagonic province of Santa Cruz, Argentina. Ushuaia (u'swaia is the capital of the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego and is sometimes considered to be the southernmost city in the world Another routes are Ruta Nacional 35 to Santa Rosa and Río Cuarto and Ruta Nacional 33 to Trenque Lauquen and Rosario. Santa Rosa is the Spanish name for Saint Rose. It may also refer to Places Argentina Santa Rosa La Pampa Rio Cuarto may refer to Río Cuarto Córdoba Cuarto River Rio Cuarto craters Trenque Lauquen is a city in the west of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, from Buenos Aires City and from the border with the province
There is a daily train from Bahía Blanca to Buenos Aires city served by Ferrobaires, and another every weekend to Carmen de Patagones. Buenos Aires is the Capital and largest city of Argentina. It is geographically located on the southern shore of the Río de la Plata, on the southeastern Carmen de Patagones is the southernmost city in the. Geography It is located 937 km from the city of Buenos Aires, on the north bank of the Negro Prices are around $35 (US$11) Bahía Blanca-Buenos Aires and 10$ (3U$S) Bahía Blanca-Carmen de Patagones. Train to Buenos Aires leaves daily at 21:30 arriving in BUE at 07:15. To Patagones, Fridays at 17:00.
The city has the common features of all those founded by the Spanish and their descendants: a main square at the centre surrounded by main buildings. The City Hall and the Church are on opposite although facing sides. Buildings of administrative importance also surround the main square or are located nearby. The planning which took place before its foundation and during its early beginning conceived streets parallel to the sides of the main square. Almost all the blocks are then rectangular in shape. As the city developed the streets were extended and more rectangular blocks were added at the edges. The Administration of the City decided then to observe a plan of development probably about 1960's, when it might have been ruled that further developments would follow established criteria according to their purpose: permanent dwellers, public places, industries. Most of the city has terraced houses although detached houses surrounded by extensive gardens are well developed in some areas such as "barrio Palihue", with an adjacent golf course at Club de Golf Palihue. "Barrio Patagonia" and country clubs for permanent and also for week-end dwellers were designed and developed at the outskirts of the city.
The architecture of Bahía Blanca is notable as well. Public buildings such as the seat of the Banco de la Nación, Bolsa de Comercio de Bahía Blanca(Chamber of Commerce, the stock exchange), the main Post Office, the former building of the local newspaper La Nueva Provincia, the City Hall, the Rectorate and academic departments of Universidad del Sur, its 'Casa de la Cultura', Teatro Municipal (Opera House of the city), Biblioteca Rivadavia and Club Argentino, amongst others, are well-considered pieces of architecture, most of them extremely well preserved. Bolsa de Comercio de Bahía Blanca (Chamber of Commerce of Bahía Blanca) is the local Stock exchange and A chamber of commerce (also referred to in some circles as a board of trade) is a form of Business network. A stock exchange, share market or bourse is a Corporation or Mutual organization which provides "trading" facilities for Stock Some of them are of French neoclassical influence (L'École des Beaux Arts, Paris).
There are excellent monuments and pieces of sculpture scattered all along the city: in the streets, main buildings and green spaces such as Caronti's bust, facing the City Hall, the Memorial to Bernardino Rivadavia, at the centre of the main square, Fuente de los Ingleses and Memorial of the Israeli community, in the same square. Bernardino de la Trinidad Gónzalez Rivadavia y Rivadavia ( May 20, 1780 &ndash September 2, 1845) was the first President of The statue of José de San Martín, in Parque de Mayo, the sculpture group of Lola Mora in the fountain at the front of Universidad del Sur, the memorial to Giuseppe Garibaldi, the statue of Isabel I of Castile in front of the bus station, donated by the Government of Spain (no such pieces are donated to non capital cities as it has been this case, enhancing the importance of the local Spanish descendants), the pieces which decorate the frontispieces of Banco de la Nación, Edificio Banco Provincia, to the side of the City Hall, Saint George and the Dragon of the former electrical power plant of Ingeniero White in the Port, the ones of the former building of La Nueva Provincia and those of the Cathedral are unique, as well as the modern art ones which form the group of Paseo de las Esculturas, indeed remarkable. José Francisco de San Martín Matorras, also known as José de San Martín ( 25 February 1778 – 17 August 1850) was an Argentine Lola Mora ( 17 November 1866 &ndash 7 June 1936) was a sculptor, born in a farm in the, though generally considered native to Garibaldi redirects here for other meanings see Garibaldi (disambiguation. In Christian hagiography Saint George is one of the most venerated saints in the Anglican Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodox Although not a sculpture, the mural mosaic of Colegio Don Bosco, on the corner of Vieytes and Moreno streets, by Aurelio Friedrich -a local plastic artist- is to be mentioned. All of them do enrich the architectural, artistic and cultural patrimony and heritage of the City. Multiple green spaces have been created in the city: Plaza Rivadavia (its main square), Parque de Mayo, Paseo de las Esculturas, Parque Independencia, Plaza 9 de Julio, and Plaza Villa Mitre, are the most familiar ones. Besides the usual areas included when the city is to be shown to somebody who is unfamiliar with it, other areas of interest include the Barrio Inglés ('English Quarter') where the British foremen and technicians who built the railways and ports lived, and Villa Harding Green, a suburb where the railway and port managers dwelled.
The city is a developed one including cultural and educational aspects. Lola Mora ( 17 November 1866 &ndash 7 June 1936) was a sculptor, born in a farm in the, though generally considered native to It has a permanent Symphony Orchestra and a Company of Classical Ballet (Ballet del Sur) with an associate School of Classic Dances. An orchestra is an instrumental ensemble, usually fairly large with string brass woodwind sections and possibly a percussion section as well Ballet is a formalized form of Dance with its origins in the French court further developed in France and Russia as a Concert dance For further education there are two tertiary institutes and two national universities. The first ones are Instituto Superior Juan XXIII (probably linked to the future UNISAL (standing for Universidad Salesiana) of the Salesians) and Instituto Avanza (tertiary institute of humanities). The Salesians of Don Bosco (or the Salesian Society, originally known as the Society of St National Universities are Facultad Regional Bahía Blanca Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, devoted mainly to exact sciences and intended for students who do have a job for making a living, with formal activities in the evening; and Universidad Nacional del Sur (National University of the South), founded in January 1956. This last one has associated internationally-known institutes of research in biological, biochemical and technological sciences such as INIBIB and Instituto de Oceanografia, among others. One of its Directors, Dr Francisco Barrantes has been recently appointed as a member of the Executive Council of the Academy of Sciences of Latin America for the term 2006-2012. He is a reputed and well known scientist whose research on proteins of the Central Nervous System is considered as a reference for many of his international and national colleagues. Both national universities are free of tuition fees for all students. Nobel laureate César Milstein was born and raised in Bahía Blanca. The Nobel Prize (Nobelpriset (Nobelprisen is a Swedish prize established in the 1895 will of Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel; it was first awarded in Peace, Literature César Milstein ( October 8 1927 &ndash March 24 2002) was an Argentine Biochemist in the field of Antibody He studied at the Colegio Nacional and graduated as "Bachiller" in 1944. Then he moved to Buenos Aires where he completed his education and university degree, starting his research in Biochemistry at Instituto Malbrán, after which he moved to the United Kingdom, becoming Professor at Cambridge University, where he was awarded Nobel Prize for the discovery and development of monoclonal antibodies for which he did not register any patent, which may otherwise have made him very rich. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University) located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the Monoclonal antibodies ( mAb or moAb) are monospecific antibodies that are identical because they are produced by one type of immune cell He thought his discovery was intellectual property of mankind and as such he left his intellectual legacy: of no financial but only scientific interest.
Initial and basic education depend on the Province of Buenos Aires although there is a locally elected Municipal Educational Counselor holding some degree of influence and supervision on both. The system was transformed about ten years ago through the Secretary of Education. What used to be a system with primary (mandatory) and secondary (non-mandatory) education before continuing university studies (the 'French model') became Basic General Education (mandatory) and Polimodal Education (the 'Spanish-Catalan model') although nowadays it is being reviewed and likely to be modified again. Free education is granted by the state although there are semi-private and private schools.
There are reputed provincial Schools of Plastic Arts and Music, free of tuition fees. Foreign languages are taught at public schools at a rather basic level. However, there are local foreign language schools such as the Asociación Bahiense de Cultura Inglesa (English, also taught by many other institutions), the Alliance Française (French), the Dante Alighieri Society (Italian) and Goethe-Institut (German), all of them private although with a good number of students. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The Alliance française ( AF) is an organisation whose mission is to promote French language and French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people Italian ( or lingua italiana) is a Romance language spoken by about 63 million people as a First language, primarily in Italy. The Goethe-Institut ( Goethe Institute in English is a German cultural institution operational worldwide promoting the study of the German language The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. Portuguese is also taught. Portuguese ( or língua portuguesa) is a Romance language that originated in what is now Galicia (Spain and northern Portugal. There used to be a school of Basque language at "Unión Vasca" also named "Euzkadi" with a much smaller group of students. Basque ( native name: euskara) is the Language spoken by the Basque people who inhabit the Pyrenees in North-Central Spain
There are several Non-governmental organizations such as The International Red Cross, Rotary Clubs, Lions Clubs and multiple cultural and community associations, some of them intended to group descendants of immigrants promoting their respective culture, strengthening links between them and those already established with the Argentinean society. The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is an International humanitarian movement with approximately 97 million volunteers worldwide who stated Lions Clubs International (LCI is the world's largest Secular service organization with over 44500 clubs and more than 1
There is a main public one, whose building has been already named: Biblioteca Bernardino Rivadavia, one of the oldest of the area with a superb collection of about 160,000 books, some of them priceless, newspapers and magazines, the library of Universidad Nacional del Sur , also remarkable and open to the public, not only to the students, and smaller libraries in the different neighbourhoods, most of them assisted and supported by the City Council.
There are several museums in the city which include the Port Museum, the History Museum, the Fine Arts Museum and the Contemporary Arts Museum, these last two ones headed by Betiana Gerardi, where permanent and temporary exhibits take place. Pieces of art from reputed local and Argentinian artists belonging to the City patrimony are shown. There are at least two known large oils on canvas by Benito Quinquela Martín, one there -at the Museum- and the other in the Mayor's Office. --> Benito Quinquela Martín ( March 10 (? 1890 &mdash January 28, 1977) was an Argentine painter born in La Boca, Other exhibits do regularly take place at Biblioteca Rivadavia, Chamber of Commerce, Casa de la Cultura and Alliance Française, where frequent vernissages are organized on the responsibility of different curators. There are at least two excellent associations of local and regional plastic artists, Asociación de Bahiense de Artistas Plásticos and Asociacion de Artistas del Sur, both of them quite active promoting workshops and exhibits throughout the year, also in charge of the organization of multiple cultural activities.
A very peculiar and quite interesting museum is the one organized by the Army at its local See Comando del V Cuerpo de Ejército at which a miniaturized recreation of the original Fortress is on display, made by César Puliafito, as well as a quite interesting collection of ancient maps, documents and pieces alongside one of the most important -and rather unknown- libraries of history in the region: this one and the one of the Salesians, at Inspectoría San Francisco Javier (Head of the Salesians of Don Bosco for the whole Patagonia) have fantastic collections with many priceless documents related to the conquest and civilization of Patagonia, almost completely carried out by the Army and the Salesians. The Salesians of Don Bosco (or the Salesian Society, originally known as the Society of St The Salesians of Don Bosco (or the Salesian Society, originally known as the Society of St Llao LLaojpg|thumb|250px| Lake Nahuel Huapi, near Bariloche, Argentina The Army Museum of History of Bahía Blanca is open to the public with guided tours being available on appointment. All museums in the city have free admission.
There is one local and regional newspaper, La Nueva Provincia -already cited- and regularly published indexed scientific journals such as Revista Científica de la Asociación Médica de Bahía Blanca(Bahía Blanca Medical Association Scientific Journal) in Spanish with abstracts in both Spanish and English. A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. For a broader class of publications which include scientific journals see Academic journal. EDIUNS, the publisher of Universidad Nacional del Sur, produces what Scientists, Professors and Lecturers edit facilitating them all the processes related to publishing including copyright procedures which is beneficial for both editors and readers. CREEBBA publications (standing for Centro Regional de Estudios Económicos de Bahía Blanca-Argentina) are indeed remarkable and independent ones regarding financial and economical aspects of the city and its area of influence. Centro Regional de Estudios Económicos de Bahía Blanca, Argentina ( CREEBBA) is a Non-governmental, non profit independent organization grouping Written in Spanish, they also comment on macroeconomic aspects of the Nation .
Two shopping centres are located at the outskirts of the city and many shops in the centre itself are quite active and offer a variety of first line goods and products. On week-ends, mainly on Saturday there is a craftmanship fair in the street at Plaza Rivadavia, the main square, where all kind of hand made goods are available. There is also a variety of megastores, some of them locally and regionally developed competing with branches of international companies. Most of them are open even on Sundays, although this is now under review and local unions have lobbied for businesses and shops to close on Sundays . The interim City Mayor also seems to favour this initiative.
Cinemas, discos, a variety of restaurants and pubs are available, many of them overnight. Frequent pieces of theatre, ballet and concerts are offered.
Bahía Blanca has also two zoos: a municipal one, with a variety of species and permanent veterinarians and personnel looking after the animals, and a private one in the outskirts of the town. At the shores close to the city there are recreational places such as "Balneario Maldonado" and "Colón" . The Estuary has been graded and listed as The Natural Reserve of Bahía Blanca, Bahía Falsa and Bahía Verde, including the Islands Zuraitas, Bermejo, Trinidad, Embudo, Wood and smaller ones accounting for an area of 300 square kilometres, by Provincial Law 12101 effective since 1998. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Fishing sharks is becoming an attraction for an increasing number of people, some of whom travel from all along the country to do it, in determined areas of the Estuary where it is permitted whether it be on boat or from small piers in the islands of the bay. Sharks ( Superorder Selachimorpha) are a type of Fish with a full cartilaginous Skeleton and a highly streamlined body
Those who are keen of pleasant beaches with sand and given the characteristics of the estuary -the soil is bay mud instead of sand or pebbles- must reach its south east limits located about 100 km (62 mi) away by road, where Pehuén-Có and Monte Hermoso are located. Bay mud consists of thick deposits of soft unconsolidated Silty Clay, which is saturated with Water; these soil layers are situated at the bottom of Sand is a naturally occurring Granular material composed of finely divided rock and Mineral particles Monte Hermoso is a town located on the Atlantic coast of Argentina, some east of the city of Bahía Blanca, in the south of the Province of Buenos Aires Both are popular beaches with warm water and available facilities for tourism, restaurants, hotels and properties to let during the summer.
People who prefer the mountains can easily travel to Sierra de La Ventana about 100 km (62 mi) to the North by road. Sierra de La Ventana is a picturesque Village in Tornquist Partido in the southeast of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The highest peak of this mountain range is Cerro Ventana of 1,134 metres (3720 ft) above the sea level. A mountain range is a chain of Mountains bordered by highlands or separated from other mountains by passes or valleys Parque Provincial Ernesto Tornquist, a natural reserve encompasses it. nature reserve ( natural reserve, nature preserve, natural preserve) is a Protected area of importance for Wildlife, flora The area offers an interesting variety of touristic activities as well as restaurants, hotels and alpine-style cottages to let.
Facilities for playing football, tennis, rugby, golf, indoors swimming, indoors and outdors basketball and some other sports are easily available throughout the area. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Tennis is a sport played between two players ( singles) or between two teams of two players each ( doubles) Rugby football (usually just " rugby " may refer to a number of sports through history descended from a common form of Football developed at Rugby School Swimming is the movement by humans or animals through Water, usually without artificial assistance Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m There are two large indoors basketball stadiums with about 3000 to 3500 seats each and three important football stadiums close to the city centre, the largest one with facilities for hosting about 15,000 people . There is one golf club with three courts of 9 holes each, driving range and putting green where courtesy for visitant players is observed. Two more golf courses are available in the area, one in a country club and the other in Puerto Belgrano. There is a variety of very good tennis courts and at least four rugby leagues. Swimmers can count on both ourdoors and indoors swimming pools, some of which have olympic dimensions being available the whole year. A variety of facilities for gymnastics, fitness, aerobics and other sports can be easily found.
Since the 1950s, Bahía has been considered the lead city of Argentine basketball. Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Well internationally known players are Emanuel Ginóbili (NBA, San Antonio Spurs, Texas) and Juan Ignacio "Pepe" Sánchez (who obtained a degree in History from Temple University, US, nowadays settled in Spain to play). Emanuel David Ginóbili or Manu Ginóbili (born 28 July 1977 in Bahía Blanca, Argentina) is an Argentine basketball player The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional Basketball team based in San Antonio Texas. Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. Juan Ignacio Sánchez Brown, also known as Pepe Sánchez (born May 8 1977 in Bahía Blanca) is an Argentine professional Temple University is a state-related public research University in Philadelphia. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Both of them are gold medal winners in the Olympic Games Athens 2004, and members of the Argentinean Team who played the FIBA World Championship in Japan 2006 where they obtained the 4th position. The Olympic Games is an international Multi-sport event established for both summer and winter games Athens (ˈæθənz Αθήνα Athina,) the Capital and largest city of Greece, dominates the Attica periphery as one of the world's "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The FIBA World Championship is a world Basketball tournament for men's national teams held quadrennially by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. Their coach -this last time- has been Sergio Hernández, also from Bahía Blanca. Former players Alberto Cabrera (deceased) and Atilio Fruet (retired) are also well remembered at national and local levels. The city's main football (soccer) teams are Olimpo and Villa Mitre. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Olimpo is an Argentine sports Club located in the city of Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires province, established in 1910 The first one played in the Argentine first division until relegation in 2006. Primera División ( English: First Division) is the top category of Argentine Football, and is organized by the Argentine Football Association Argentina national football team coach Alfio Basile is also a bahiense. The Argentina national football team is the national football team of Argentina and is controlled by the Asociación del Fútbol Argentino (AFA Alfio Rubén Basile (born November 1 1943 in Bahía Blanca) known as Coco, is an Argentine Football (soccer coach
The vast majority of the inhabitants of the city are Roman Catholics although there are Protestant churches and a synagogue. A majority of the population of Argentina is nominally Roman Catholic. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bahía Blanca ( Archidioecesis Sinus Albi) is an ecclesiastical territory or Diocese of the Protestantism refers to the forms of Christian faith and practice that originated in the 16th century Protestant Reformation. A synagogue (from Greek: grc συναγωγή transliterated synagogē, "assembly" he בית כנסת beit knesset, "house of There are also Muslims in the city, but no mosque. For other meanings including people named 'Islam' see Islam (disambiguation. A "mosque" in English refers to all types of buildings dedicated for Islamic worship although there is a distinction in Arabic between the smaller privately owned mosque and the larger There is religious tolerance in the city, a common nationwide Argentinean feature, guaranteed by the Argentine Constitution. The constitution of Argentina is one of the primary sources of exisiting law in Argentina. The city is the seat of the Archdiocese of Bahía Blanca. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bahía Blanca ( Archidioecesis Sinus Albi) is an ecclesiastical territory or Diocese of the Its motherchurch is a neoclassical cathedral (the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mercy). Neoclassical architecture was an architectural style produced by the neoclassical movement that began in the mid-18th century both as a reaction against the Rococo This article is about the history and organisation of the cathedral The Archbishop since 2003 is Guillermo José Garlatti. ---- Guillermo José Garlatti (Style His Very Reverend Excellency Monsignor Guillermo José Garlatti in Latin Guglielmo Archiepiscopus The Archbishop presides the local branch of the relief and social assistance organization Caritas, which supports itself through the help of Catholic and non-Catholic individuals as well as non-governmental organizations. Caritas Internationalis is a confederation of 162 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations operating in over 200 countries and territories
It is of continental type favoured by the location of the city by the ocean with warm superficial streams by the shores. Since the city is located in the limit between Pampas and Patagonia, it is warm and more humid to the North and varies rapidly to the South becoming dryer. Laguna de Gomezjpg|thumb|left|240px|Lake Gomez near Junín in the heart of the Pampas grain belt Llao LLaojpg|thumb|250px| Lake Nahuel Huapi, near Bariloche, Argentina Average temperatures are warm. Average rainfall is on the threshold of 550 mm/year. It does not snow during winter in the city (the last significant snowfall took place recently in July 2007. The one before was on July 9, 1973), although perhaps it sometimes does in Sierra de la Ventana. Events 455 - Roman military commander Avitus is proclaimed Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. Summers are hot. March, September, October and November are months when most of rainfall is expected. Autumn and winter tend to be windy. It should be kept in mind that the city is located in the southern (austral) hemisphere: summer starts on 21st December ending 21st March. Winter starts on 21st June ending on 21st September. Local GMT is not adjusted to daylight period according to the season, as it happens in most of the world. Hence, GMT -3 hours runs from the last Sunday in March to the last Saturday in October while GMT -2 hours runs from the last Sunday in October to the last Saturday in March. Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT) is a term originally referring to mean solar time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT) is a term originally referring to mean solar time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London
The illiteracy rate of the city, as well as the neonatal and infantile mortality rates, are amongst the lowest in the country. traditional definition of literacy is considered to be the ability to read and write or the ability to use Language to read, write, listen, Mortality rate is a measure of the number of Deaths (in general or due to a specific cause in some population scaled to the size of that population per unit time Besides the national censuses -which take place every ten years-, the Ministry of Economy carries out periodical regional censuses sampling urban areas collecting data on economic and social indexes, such as Encuesta Permanente de Hogares by INDECamong others. National Statistics and Censuses Institute ( Spanish: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos, INDEC is the Argentine government agency responsible There are two big hospitals in the city: a provincial one named Hospital Dr José Penna and a municipal one named Hospital Municipal Dr Leónidas Lucero, both of them tertiary centres for assistance and referrals throughout the region. The health care system is free of charge to any legal resident of the Nation. Public Health is the responsibility of both the Province of Buenos Aires and the City, which have a network of public clinics throughout the city and the region taking care of people as primary health carers. There are also private health care institutions. There is one physician for every 266 inhabitants. Public health is coordinated between the Minister of Health of the Buenos Aires Province, who has a Delegate in Bahía Blanca (Zona Sanitaria I), and the City Administration under the supervision of the local Secretary of Health appointed directly by the city Mayor. Buenos Aires Province (ˈbwenos ˈaiɾes Spanish: Provincia de Buenos Aires is the most populated province of Argentina. Aspects of interest about the City and Council Administration can be found on its website in both Spanish and English .
The city is the seat of several foreign consulates including the Spanish , Italian  and Chilean . Chile, officially the Republic of Chile ( Spanish:) is a country in South America occupying a long and narrow Coastal strip wedged between the There are also Honorary Consulates of France  and The Netherlands. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands
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Settlements in Buenos Aires Province