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San Fernando

[sahn fer-nahn-daw for 1; san fer-nan-doh for 2] /ˌsɑn fɛrˈnɑn dɔ for 1; ˌsæn fərˈnæn doʊ for 2/
noun
1.
a city in E Argentina, near Buenos Aires.
2.
a city in SW California, near Los Angeles.
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British Dictionary definitions for San Fernando

San Fernando

/Spanish san fɛrˈnando/
noun
1.
a port in Trinidad and Tobago, on Trinidad on the Gulf of Paria: the second-largest town in the country. Pop: 55 149 (2000)
2.
an inland port in W Venezuela, on the Apure River. Pop: 84 180 (latest est) Official name San Fernando de Apure
3.
a port in SW Spain, on the Isla de León SE of Cádiz; site of an arsenal (founded 1790) and of the most southerly observatory in Europe. Pop: 88 490 (2003 est)
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Encyclopedia Article for San Fernando

cabecera (county seat) and partido (county) of northeastern Gran (Greater) Buenos Aires, Argentina. It lies north of the city of Buenos Aires, in Buenos Aires provincia (province), on the Rio de la Plata estuary. Colonization of the area began with the second and permanent founding of Buenos Aires (1580). During this period the region was known as Costa de Monte Grande. In 1780 the parish of Nuestra Senora del Puerto de Las Conchas ("Our Lady of the Port of the Shells") was established. A settlement, founded in 1806 as San Fernando de Buena Vista, later became a part of the county established in 1821.

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