Billinghurst

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This article is about a town in Argentina. For village in West Sussex, England, see Billingshurst.
Billinghurst
Billinghurst is located in Greater Buenos Aires
Billinghurst
Billinghurst
Location in Greater Buenos Aires
Coordinates: 34°34′S 58°32′W / 34.567°S 58.533°W / -34.567; -58.533Coordinates: 34°34′S 58°32′W / 34.567°S 58.533°W / -34.567; -58.533
Country  Argentina
Province Buenos Aires province flag.png Buenos Aires
Partido General San Martín
Elevation 28 m (92 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 19,138
CPA Base B 1650
Area code(s) +54 11

Billinghurst is a town in General San Martín Partido of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. It is located in the Greater Buenos Aires urban agglomeration.

Toponomy[edit]

The settlement is named after Mariano Billinghurst (26 November 1810 – 13 June 1892), an Argentine-born businessman of English descent who was extensively involved in the development of the railways in Buenos Aires and the homonymous province. His name is also present in the name of a street that joins Santa Fe in the Recoleta neighborhood of the city of Buenos Aires.

External links[edit]

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