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San José de Balcarce is a city in Buenos Aires Province about 32mi west of Mar del Plata with a population of approx 44,064 . It is the cabecera of the Balcarce Partido . The UN/LOCODE is ARBCA.The city is famous as the birthplace of Formula One legend Juan Manuel Fangio and today houses the Museo Juan Manuel Fangio and the Autódromo Juan Manuel Fangio, a motorsports circuit.The town hall, cemetery portal and slaughterhouse were all designed by the architect, Francisco Salamone, and contain elements of Art Deco style. Built in the late 1930s, these buildings were some of the first examples of modern architecture in rural Argentina.''Museo del Automovilismo "Juan Manuel Fangio"''Located just a few blocks from where Fangio was born, the museum houses a collection of cars, trophies, photographs and other memorabilia.
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