Tigre, Buenos Aires Province

Tigre is a town in eastern Argentina, located on the northwestern edge of the conurbation of the capital Buenos Aires (Gran Buenos Aires ) on the Río Luján, near its confluence with the Río de la Plata. It is the capital of the Partido de Tigre.

The name is used for both the city itself as well as for the entire Partido used ( similar to a county). The name is based on a misunderstanding: Tigers have never lived in Argentina, but jaguars. These were mistaken for Tiger and so gave the city its name, and Delta. The town itself, which lies in the northeast of the partidos, it has about a hundred thousand inhabitants, the Partido Tigre contrast, 296 189 inhabitants ( 2001). For Partido heard next Tigre mainly the industrial Town General Pacheco, inter alia, the Argentine subsidiary of Volkswagen and Ford has its registered office and the residential suburbs Don Torcuato and El Talar.

Tigre is directly adjacent to the Delta of the Paraná River, which flows about ten kilometers away from the town in the Río de la Plata. This circumstance has Tigre made ​​into a popular recreational area for the inhabitants of Buenos Aires. On the islands of the Delta there are numerous clubs, sports facilities and restaurants. Furthermore, Tigre has a known market, including for furniture and live animals, as well as an amusement park, the Parque de la Costa.

In the outskirts of the city several country clubs have settled here since the 1980s, some of which have artificial lakes and hills on. As a result, has become a major part of the formerly rural Partidos built throughout.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Jaime Sarlanga (1916-1966), football player and coach
  • Antonio Ubaldo Rattín ( b. 1937 ), football player
  • Carlos Galván ( born 1940 ), Bandoneonist