Bahía Blanca Partido

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Bahia Blanca
Partido de Bahia Blanca
Department
Location of Bahia Blanca Partido within Buenos Aires Province
Location of Bahia Blanca Partido within Buenos Aires Province
Country Argentina
Established April 11, 1928
Founded by Colonel Ramón Bernabé Estomba
Capital Bahía Blanca
Government
 • Mayor Cristian Breitenstein, PJ
Population
 • Total 284,776
Demonym bahiense
Postal Code B8000
IFAM BUE008
Area Code 0291
Coordinates 38°42′S 62°16′W / 38.700°S 62.267°W / -38.700; -62.267
Patron saint Merced Virgen
Website http://www.bahiablanca.gov.ar

The Partido de Bahía Blanca is a partido of the Buenos Aires Province is located at the south-west of the province in central Argentina at coordinates 38°42′S 62°16′W / 38.700°S 62.267°W / -38.700; -62.267

The provincial subdivision holds a population of 284,776 inhabitants in an area of 2,300 km² (888 sq mi), and its capital city is Bahía Blanca, on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean.

Sports[edit]

The city of Bahía Blanca has a strong sporting tradition. It is home to two football clubs, Olimpo de Bahía Blanca and Club Villa Mitre (second division).

The city is also well known for its basketball club Estudiantes which is on the Liga Nacional de Basquetbol.

Central atlantic part of Argentina.

Settlements[edit]

The main towns in Bahia Blanca Partido are, including its population according to the 2001 census [INDEC]:

· Villa Italia