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San Pedro
San Pedro City Hall
San Pedro is located in Argentina
San Pedro
Location in Argentina
San Pedro is located in Argentina
San Pedro
Location in Buenos Aires Province
Coordinates: 33°40′S 59°04′W / 33.667°S 59.067°W / -33.667; -59.067
Country  Argentina
Province Buenos Aires province flag.gif Buenos Aires
Partido San Pedro
Founded 1748
Elevation 31 m (102 ft)
Population (Template:Estimated)
 - Total 65,000
CPA Base B 2930
Area code(s) +54 3329

San Pedro, which full name is Rincon de San Pedro Dávila de los Arrecifes, is a city and port of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on the side of the Parana River. It's the head city of the Partido de San Pedro, also composed by the following settlements: Rio Tala, Gobernador Castro, Santa Lucia, Pueblo Doyle, Vuelta de Obligado. It's situated 164 km away from Buenos Aires by the National Road 9, and 141 km away from Rosario city.



Among the activities it stands out tourism, since it's usually visited by inhabitants of Buenos Aires due to the natural beauty of the city, and to practise nautical activities. It's located in the industrial corridor Buenos Aires - Rosario, and it has a train station and a fluvial and overseas port, which favours the settlement of industries in the city.


The foundation of the city can be traced down to the year 1748. However, already in 1637, a document signed by Pedro Esteban Dávila (Gentlement of the Orden de Santiago, Gobernator and General Captain), marks the origin of the city's full name. The town begins to take shape when in 1750 it's started the construction of the Antiguo Convento Recoleto de Franciscanos, around which citizens start to settle. The declaration of San Pedro Ciudad can be traced to July 25, 1907. On November the 20th 1845 takes place in the city outskirts the Battle of Vuelta de Obligado


Sanpedrinos fallen in the Malvina's War

  • Sbert, Mateo Antonio (1964-†1982): Assistant Sergeant en the Ingeneers corp. Fought in the Comandos Company 602. Died in combat on the zone of TOP Malo House, near Bluff Cove.
  • Magliotti, Sergio Daniel (1964-†1982): Sergeant 2º of the Armada Argentina in the cruise ARA GEneral Manuel Belgrano, sink by the English submarine Conquenor. His body lies on the Argentinian Sea.

Veterans survivors of the Malvina's War.

  • Ancharek, Domingo Faustino (1962): Argentinian Army, Infantery Machinning Corp 3. Fought in Sapper Hill.
  • Azimonti, Pablo Enrique (1962): Argentinian Army, Logistic Battalion 10. Fought in Cerro Dos Hermanas.
  • Cano, Sergio Rubén (1963): Argentinian Navy, Nursery assistant on the Hospital Shop ARA Bahia Paraíso,
  • Martinez, Jorge Pablo (1962): Argentinian Navy, Cruise ARA General Manuel Belgrano gunner, sank by torpedoes from the submarine Conquenor. Laid over a raft for 48 hs and was rescued by the ARA Gurruchaga.
  • Montorfano, Adrian Oscar (1962): Argentinian Army, Infantery Machinning Corp 3, La Tablada, Chief of infants corp. Fought in Sapper Hill and Monte William.
  • Novaro, Domingo Ángel (1961): Argentinian Army, Mounted Grenadier, Coronel Pringles Squad. Fought in Cerro Dos Hermanas; operator-aimer of Browning MAG 7,62 mm next the Infantery Corp 4.
  • Ramirez, Raúl Horacio (1962): Argentinian Navy, Cruise ARA General Manuel Belgrano gunner. Fought in Teatro de Operaciones del Atlantico Sur; sank and rescued in the Argentinian Sea by the ARA Bahia Paraiso, after 48 hs in a raft.
  • Rios, Victor Hugo (1962): Argentinian Army, Cruise ARA General Manuel Belgrano. Fought in Teatro de Operaciones del Atlantico Sur. Was rescued from the Argentinian Sea after 48 hs in a raft by the ARA Bahia Paraiso.
  • Saucedo, Javier Huber (1963): Argentinian Air Force, Air base Rio Gallegos. Fought in the Puerto Argentino Airport, operating a bitube canon 20 mm.


Historic Buildins

  • Church Nuestra Señora del Socorro, 1872, Italian style, interior with images from the XVIII century.
  • Municipal Palace, with its Regional Museum.
  • Ramos Generales Dutra Store; created in 1865, was declared by the City Counsil as "Place of Local Historical interest".
  • Vuelta de Obligado Battle's site.

City's Typical Products

San Pedro stands out for its fruit production, being the main products oranges and peaches, in that order. Another typical product from San Pedro is the Ensaimada. In fact, the city has been declared National Capital of the Argentinian Ensaimada. The ensaimada is a food, made of sweet baked dough, elaborated with flour, water, sugar, eggs, and lard. There are also popular hand made products, mainly decorations, made by locals.

Communication Media

San Pedro has six FM radios, cable television service, and the newspapers "El Imparcial", "El Diario de San Pedro", and "La Opinion".

San Pedro's main church.
Monument to Fr. Cayetano Rodríguez.

External links

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