|Founded||April 7, 1852|
|Elevation||2 m (7 ft)|
|Population (2001 census [INDEC])|
|CPA Base||B 1870|
|Area code(s)||+54 11|
Avellaneda (Spanish pronunciation: [aβeʎaˈneða]) is a port city in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the seat of the Avellaneda Partido, whose population was 328,980 as per the 2001 census [INDEC].
Avellaneda sits in the metropolitan area of the Greater Buenos Aires, and is connected to Buenos Aires City by several bridges over the Riachuelo River. A major rail center, Avellaneda is also one of the foremost commercial and industrial centers of Argentina. Its population has been stable since around 1960. Avellaneda's largest employers are textile mills, meat-packing and grain-processing plants, oil refineries, metallurgical works, extensive docking facilities, and markets for farm and ranch products.
The city was formerly known as Barracas al Sur by the Governor "Juan Manuel de Rosas"; it was renamed on January 11, 1904 after the statesman Nicolás Avellaneda.
- Municipality of Avellaneda - Official website. (Spanish)
- Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (Spanish)
- Avellaneda Website (Spanish)
Avellaneda is home to [Independiente Athletic Club] [Independiente Futbol Club] (abbreviation: "C.A.I") [Independiente] is the king of cups of America. According to a British publication, Independent is the best team in Argentina's history, surpassing Boca.