Almirante Brown


Almirante Brown

▪ cabecera, Argentina
      cabecera (county seat) and partido (county) of Gran (Greater) Buenos Aires, Argentina, south of the city of Buenos Aires, in Buenos Aires provincia (province). The county was founded in 1873, and the county seat is often referred to as Adroqué, the name of its founder, and its railroad station bears that name. Esteban Adroqué petitioned the provincial government to expropriate land from the existing counties of San Vicente and Quilmes to establish the new one. The original settlers were residents of Buenos Aires city who fled the capital during an epidemic of yellow fever. In 1886 Adroqué unveiled a statue in the central plaza honouring Admiral Guillermo Brown (hero of the 1827 naval battle of Juncal, in which Argentine warships defeated a Brazilian fleet). The county seat and county grew slowly in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. By 1947 the region began growing at an accelerated rate as the urbanization of Buenos Aires city started to spill over to surrounding counties. Since then, Almirante Brown has been absorbed into the southern suburban fringe of Gran Buenos Aires. About half of the county is within Gran Buenos Aires urban area, and its density of settlement is lower than in the more urbanized counties of Gran Buenos Aires. Livestock is raised in the area, and there are textile mills and dairies. Pop. (2001) city, 28,265; county, 514,491.

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