DE LA COSTA DISTRICT
Located at Southeast of the Buenos Aires Province. This is the area with
the largest amount of beaches close to the Federal Capital, distant
320kms. It occupies a segment of 96kms of length and a variable width of
2 to 4 kms where the Argentine coast goes deeper into the Atlantic
Ocean. The area measures 226 square kilometers bordering to the North
with the Samborombon Bay, to the South with Pinamar, to the east with
the Argentine Sea and to the west with the General Lavalle District.
Brief Historical Outline
order to talk about the origin of this district one has to go back to
1580 when Fernando Arias de Saavedra organizes an overland expedition
from Asuncion, Paraguay arriving in Tandil, in the Province of Buenos
Aires. He was accompanied by evangelized Guarani Indians who gave the
area the name of TUYU and so, the Spaniards called it “Rincon del Tuyu”.
The Jesuits and Franciscans and their missions provided the first
geographical references of the area.
the year 1744 Father Tomas Falkner takes charge of making a first
topographical chart of the area and the Indians who served him as guides
for their knowledge of the region give the area the name of AJO. The Ajo
estuary became important as shelter for trading ships and also as place
where produce coming from other parts of the country was gathered.
the year 1825, Governor Juan Manuel de Rosas with his topographer,
Senillosa include this area in the urbanization project of Dolores and
Monsalvo, later resulting this last one in Ajo.
In 1870, the port of General Lavalle which was the only one in the area was at the highest point of the salting/curing of the leather industry, but it decays soon after the arrival of the first packing houses. As a result, the rural population decreases, those who stayed were employed by the Government for making roads and others found employment in Big Estates.
“Partido de General Lavalle” was created 19 October 1891 and the borders
of it begun at the “Rincon del Ajo”.
Starting in the year 1930, tourism is introduced in the area, and, as a
result of this new communities are created such as San Clemente del Tuyu
and Mar de Ajo.
the passing of the years, other local communities emerge like San
Bernardo del Tuyu, Santa Teresita, Mar del Tuyu, Las Toninas, Costa
Chica, Lucila del Mar, Costa Azul, Costa del Esta, Aguas Verdes, Nueva
Atlantis, Pinar del Sol and Costa Esmeralda.
Creation of the Urban Municipalities: As these communities experience
rapid growth with the influence of tourism, the Provincial Government
passes Law 9024, 11 June 1978 and creates the “Urban Municipalities”
which constitute the urban municipalities: De La Costa, Pinamar, Villa
Gesell and Monte Hermoso. They officially become municipalities 23 May
1983 and form their first elected governments 30 October 1983 turning
the “Urban Municipality of the Coast” into the “Partido de la Costa”.
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