The County of Balcarce is one of the municipalities of biggest land extension of the Buenos Aires Province that enjoys a privileged location in the heart of a rocky system with generous fertile land extensions. Their nice proportions and excellent quality of life locate it in an advantageous position to receive investments. Its infrastructure of highways allows reducing the connect time to other cities and overseas ports like Mar del Plata (30 minutes), Necochea (1 hour), Bahía Blanca (4 hours) and Buenos Aires (4 hours) The population of the Balcarce County is of 42,039 inhabitants (census 2001) and is divided between urban -with more than 32,000 neighbours- and rural. It has 11 quarters in which are located the towns of San Agustín, Los Pinos, Napaleofú, Ramos Otero and Bosch. The county is located in the Southeast of the Buenos Aires Province and limits the Northeast with Mar Chiquita, the Northwest with Tandil and Ayacucho, Southwest with Lobería and Southeastern with General Pueyrredón and General Alvarado. About the nature, the County of Balcarce enjoys matchless landscapes that come from its tempered climate of the humid Pampas with strong influence of the Atlantic Ocean. This affects its dark land with excellent production of organic matter, very fertile black ground formation with a great economic value for the agricultural and cattle production. This demarcation is sprinkled by a mountain extended cord with flat tops that determine natural river basins of draining of lands, producing natural irrigations. By its generous nature, the water for consumption, irrigation and industrial activities in Balcarce is of underground origin, through the operation of water-bearing layers. Throughout its 4,115 km², the County of Balcarce keeps incomparable natural treasures like the mountain range La Barrosa, Cinco Cerros, La Vigilancia, La Brava Lagoon, natural parks and creeks that turn it a unique place of beauty in the country. At the present time, this municipality counts on a much diversified economy, because its traditional agricultural and cattle activity it has opened its doors progressively to an industrial sector in expansion, mainly in the metal mechanical industry, textile branch and of the construction. This diversification also has a geographic translation, since the urban nucleus has consolidated all the necessary services for the industries eradication, in the rural area the economy continues being based on the farming operations that take advantage of the technological development of the county in order to reach competitive and high performances products. The social-economic conditions, its geographic location and the institutional support make Balcarce a place with great expectations of growth. In this process, there are two determining factors as the improvement of the service infrastructure and the communication routes. In addition Balcarce is in a tourist opening process starting in the Juan Manuel Fangio Automobile Museum and the automobile race track nailed in the mountain range of La Barrosa. This mighty situation is also reflected in an interesting commercial activity of small and medium size companies that offer all the variety of products that can be found in the every cosmopolitan city. As far as the celebrations, the Motoring National Celebration that is placed every year in the month of February or March, at the beginning of the national sport automobile activity in the country stands out. This event has gained popularity through its several previous accomplishments, until becoming one of the most important celebrations of the regional and national calendar at the moment. Another popular celebration is the Dessert's Celebration that takes place every August and is self growing from the popular acceptance and serves to show the abilities of masterful confectioners and chefs starting on the national recognized "postre de Balcarce". In the festive chapter we cannot let mention the regional and national automobile competitions that take place the automobile race track Juan Manuel Fangio been part of the national calendar of different categories like the Turismo Carretera, TRV6, Top Race and other categories ruled by the Federación Mar y Sierras. We invite you to look into these pages to know history and the present time of Balcarce, both of them appears from the beauty of its corners and from the hospitality of its people. Here you will find the information that need to program your next visit to the city or to evaluate the decision to set your economic activity in the County of Balcarce.