Mayor Buratovich


Mayor Buratovich
Mayor Buratovich
Mayor Buratovich is located in Argentina
Mayor Buratovich
Location in Argentina
Mayor Buratovich is located in Argentina
Mayor Buratovich
Location in Buenos Aires Province
Coordinates: 39°15′S 62°37′W / 39.25°S 62.617°W / -39.25; -62.617Coordinates: 39°15′S 62°37′W / 39.25°S 62.617°W / -39.25; -62.617
Country  Argentina
Province Buenos Aires province flag.gif Buenos Aires
Partido Villarino
Founded April 27, 1913
Population (2001)
 - Total 4,268

Mayor Buratovich is a town in the southwest corner Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, in the partido of Villarino Partido. It is located on National Route 3 (Argentina).

The town is named after Croatian military engineer Santiago Buratovich (1846-1909) (born Jakov Buratović), who worked on the construction of the Suez Canal. He came to Buenos Aires in 1869, and worked as an engineer, including on telegraph line work, and in military struggles against Indians.[1] Buratovich advocated for the development of rail service to the area, and a station opened in 1912 where the town developed. In 1913, the station was renamed Mayor Buratovich for Buratovich's services to the country.[2]

The rural area's primary economic activity is agricultural, focusing almost exclusively the production on onions for export. Migrant workers from northern Argentina and Bolivia now perform much of the farm labor.[3]

The town is located approximated 58 km south of Médanos (the capital of Villarino Partido), and 92 km south of Bahía Blanca, the nearest major city.

Contents

Famous residents

  • Rocío Marengo actress (born in the town)

See also

The "Un vagón hermoso" project is restoring two abandoned rail cars in the town

References

  1. ^ Ocupacíon de la llanura pampeano, p. 33 (1979)
  2. ^ Villarino Partido website, history - Mayor Buratovich (in Spanish) (retrieved July 14, 2011)
  3. ^ Un Vagon Hermoso - A beautiful wagon (in English) (Retrieved July 14, 2011)

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