Partido de Avellaneda
Location of Avellaneda in Gran Buenos Aires
|Established||April 7, 1852|
|Founded by||provincial law|
|• Mayor||Jorge Ferraresi (PJ)|
|• Total||55.17 km2 (21.30 sq mi)|
|• Density||6,200/km2 (16,000/sq mi)|
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.
The Partido was known as Barracas al Sud (Southern Barracks), until it was renamed in honor of Nicolás Avellaneda in 1904.
The Municipalidad de Avellaneda is subdivided into 3 cities and 5 localities (localidades). Here is a list with their populations (as of 2001):
Between Dock Sud, Sarandí, Villa Domínico and Wilde there is an area called Reserva Cinturón Ecológico, ("Environmental Belt Rerserve Area") which is a part of a network of waste dumps, which after reaching capacity are planted with greenery.