Avellaneda Partido

Avellaneda Partido

Infobox Partido Argentina
name= Avellaneda
official name= Partido de Avellaneda
coat of arms = Sin escudo.svg


location= Location of Avellaneda in Gran Buenos Aires
capital= Avellaneda
foundation= April 7 1852
founder= provincial law
pop= 329,980
density= 5,981.9 Inhabitants/km²
pop change= -4.6%(1991-2001)
resident= "avellanedense"
tel= 011
post= B1870
coor= coord|34|40|S|58|21|W
area= 55.17 km² (21.3 sq mi)
dist1= 5 km (3.1 mi)
dist2 = 52 km (32 mi)
patron=
mayor= Baldomero Álvarez de Olivera, PJ
web= http://www.avellaneda-ba.gov.ar
ifam= BUE005

Avellaneda is a partido in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. It has an area of 55.17 km² (21.3 sq mi) and a population of 329,980 (census-ar|2001). Its capital is the city of Avellaneda.

The partido is located in the Gran Buenos Aires urban area, separated from Buenos Aires city by the Riachuelo River. Connecting it to the federal district are two main bridges, being the most important the Puente Pueyrredón, that connects Mitre, the main Avenue in Avellaneda Partido, directly with the 9 de Julio Avenue. The Avellaneda bridge connects "Isla Maciel" with La Boca neighbourhood.

Name

The Partido was known as "Barracas del Sur", until it was renamed in honor of Nicolás Avellaneda in 1904.

Localities

The "Municipalidad de Avellaneda" is subdivided into 9 localities ("Localidades"). Here is a list with their populations (as of 2001):

Área Reserva Cinturón Ecológico¹3,500
Avellaneda Centro24,000
Crucecita22,000
Dock Sud36,000
Gerli31,000
Piñeiro27,000
Sarandí61,000
Villa Domínico59,000
Wilde66,000

¹The "Area Reserva Cinturón Ecológico", the "Environmental Belt Rerserve Area", is essentially part of a garbage dumping circle around Buenos Aires, which after being sated is planted with greenery.

port

Avellaneda is home to two of the most famous football clubs in Argentina: Independiente and Racing.

The Partido is also home to several other football teams including Arsenal de Sarandí of the Primera Division Argentina, and lower league teams El Porvenir and Sportivo Dock Sud.

External links

*es icon [http://www.avellaneda-ba.gov.ar Official Website]
*es icon [http://www.mininterior.gov.ar/municipales/busqueda/amplia_info.asp?ID=BUE005 Ministry of the Interior statistics]


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