|Buenos Aires Province|
|Elevation||6 m (20 ft)|
|Population (2001 census [INDEC])|
|CPA Base||B 1923|
|Area code(s)||+54 221|
Berisso is the "cabecera" (head town) of the Department of Berisso of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. It forms part of the Greater La Plata urban area and has a population of approximately 95.021 Inhabitants.
The people of Berisso are descendants of European immigrants (Berisso was founded by Italian immigrants). Most Berissenses (name referring to the people of Berisso) are of Italian, Ukrainian, and Polish descent, but there are many people of Spanish, German, Portuguese, Arab, Bulgarian, Croatian, Armenian, Slovak, Irish, Lithuanian, Jewish and Greek descent.
Because it is home to many ethnicities, Berisso is known as the "The Provincial Capital of the Immigrant." Berisso's diversity is celebrated on September with their own "Immigrant's Festival."
Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (Spanish)
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