Main Cities of La Pampa

General Pico

The name of this progressive city pays homage to General Eduardo Gustavo Pico, enthusiastic Military man, who was Governor of La Pampa during three consecutive periods (1891-1899), and commander of the outstanding military forces of La Pampa's Central territory. He was about to finish the third period, but on December of 1899, as he did not agree on transferring the capital from General Acha to Santa Rosa, he resigned from his office. At present, General Acha keeps up its spirit of sacrifice and progress, and it is one of the most important cities of La Pampa. Quietness and cleanliness are its main characteristics, and the numerous services provided make General Pico a city in which you can live with the comfort that modern life offers.
A privileged cover of utilities, hospitals and private clinics, ensures the welfare of this community. The educational sector offers different options: primary education, tertiary level, and university.
The city is communicated with the rest of the country by efficient rail and road systems and a wide provincial and interprovincial transportation system. It is the head district of Telefónica de Argentina, which communicates General Pico with the whole country through the microwave system, and turns this city into an agricultural, industrial and commercial market place. General Pico is the head city of Maracó Department, and has a stable population of approximately fifty thousand inhabitants.
Maracó Department. It comprises a surface of 2,555 square kilometers, and other cities like Speluzzi, Dorila, Trebolares and Agustoni. This department is located in the plain area or prairie, which is also called grass steppe; an area that has never been covered by scrubland.
The natural vegetation was mostly replaced by agricultural systems. As it is a plain area, it has no relevant topographical features, and sandbanks are frequently found.
In general, the land is apt for agriculture. It is the most developed area, and technology is transferred and adopted dynamically.
Etymologically, the mapuche word Mara-Co, means "Hare's watering hole".
The temperate and semihumid climate favors the area.

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