Avellaneda Partido

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Avellaneda
Partido de Avellaneda
Department
Location of Avellaneda in Gran Buenos Aires
Location of Avellaneda in Gran Buenos Aires
Coordinates: 34°40′S 58°21′W / 34.667°S 58.350°W / -34.667; -58.350
Country Argentina
Established April 7, 1852
Founded by provincial law
Capital Avellaneda
Government
 • Mayor Jorge Ferraresi (PJ)
Area
 • Total 55.17 km2 (21.30 sq mi)
Population [1]
 • Total 340,985
 • Density 6,200/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Demonym avellanedense
Postal Code B1870
IFAM BUE005
Area Code 011
Website avellaneda-ba.gov.ar

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 340,985 (2010 census [INDEC]).[1] 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[edit]

The Partido was known as Barracas al Sud (Southern Barracks), until it was renamed in honor of Nicolás Avellaneda in 1904.

Localities[edit]

The Municipalidad de Avellaneda is subdivided into 3 cities and 5 localities (localidades). Here is a list with their populations (as of 2001):

Avellaneda Centro 24,000
Crucecita 22,000
Dock Sud 36,000
Gerli 31,000
Piñeyro 27,000
Sarandí 61,000
Villa Domínico 59,000
Wilde 66,000
Mitre Avenue

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.

Sport[edit]

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 San Telmo, Dock Sud and Victoriano Arenas.

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