Berisso

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Berisso
Berisso is located in Argentina
Berisso
Berisso
Location in relation to Buenos Aires Province
Coordinates: 34°52′S 57°52′W / 34.867°S 57.867°W / -34.867; -57.867Coordinates: 34°52′S 57°52′W / 34.867°S 57.867°W / -34.867; -57.867
Country  Argentina
Province Bandera de la Provincia de Buenos Aires.svg Buenos Aires
Partido Berisso
Founded 1871
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 95,021
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.

People[edit]

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."

External links[edit]

Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (Spanish)