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Bah a Blanca is a city in eastern Argentina in Buenos Aires Province and a seaport at the head of the Bah Blanca ('White Bay' - an arm of the Atlantic Ocean).


The leading city of eastern Argentina, Bah a Blanca is an important trans-shipping and commercial center, handling the large export trade in grain and wool from southern Buenos Aires Province, oil from Neuqu n Province, and fruit from the R Negro Valley. The National University of the South (Universidad Nacional del Sur) (http://www.uns.edu.ar) (1956) is in Bah a Blanca. The city was founded as a fort in 1828 and became commercially important after the construction of a railroad through the area in 1885. Population (1991) 260,096.


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Bahia Blanca is situated in a quiet position overlooking the Atlantic and yet only a 2 minute courtesy bus ride into Puerto Rico.
The staff at Bahia Blanca are friendly and helpful and the reception is open 24 hours a day should you need them.
Bahia Blanca's pool bar (with waiter service) is open from 9.30 am until midnight every day, serving breakfast until 11.30 am and snacks and meals until 4.00 pm.
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BAHIA BLANCA, a city and port of Argentina, on the Naposta river, 3 m.
The port, whose trade is increasing rapidly, is connected with the neighbouring and interior producing districts by five or six lines of railway and their branches.
Bahia Blanca dates from 1828, when a fort and trading post were located here, but its development as a commercial centre began only in 1885, when its first railway line was opened.
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