Campana, Buenos Aires Province

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Campana
City
City Hall, Campana
City Hall, Campana
Flag of Campana
Flag
Coat of arms of Campana
Coat of arms
Campana is located in Argentina
Campana
Campana
Location in Buenos Aires Province
Coordinates: 34°10′S 58°55′W / 34.167°S 58.917°W / -34.167; -58.917Coordinates: 34°10′S 58°55′W / 34.167°S 58.917°W / -34.167; -58.917
Country  Argentina
Province  Buenos Aires
Partido Campana
Founded July 6, 1885
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population (2010 census [INDEC])
 • Total 94,333
CPA Base B 2804
Area code(s) +54 3489
Website Official website

Campana is a city in the Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, in the Campana Partido. It is located about 75 km (47 mi) from Buenos Aires City, on the right-hand margin of the Paraná River. Its population is 94,333 inhabitants as per the 2010 census [INDEC].

Campana and Zárate make up an important industrial region. The city is linked to Zárate and the Zárate-Brazo Largo Bridge (and from there to Mesopotamia) by Provincial Route 12. The Pan-American Highway links Campana to Buenos Aires, Rosario, Córdoba and the north of Argentina.

The village of Campana was officially created in 1875. On 6 July 1885 the Campana Partido was created as an offshoot of the Exaltación de la Cruz Partido.

Campana has been since late 19th century and to a lesser degree today an important shipyard and port for passengers traveling to the remote Ibicuy Islands of the Paraná Delta.

Demographics[edit]

Campana has a total of 94,333 inhabitants (INDEC, 2010).[1]

Population origins[edit]

Welcome Centre at the Otamendi Natural Reserve, outside Campana.

Most of the city's population consists almost entirely by descendants of Italian and Spanish (mostly Galicians) immigrants, although there are other minorities such as Germans, British, French and Roms. In recent years there has been a slight increase in population from East Asia (China and South Korea) and Latin American countries like Bolivia, Paraguay and Peru.

Sports[edit]

Campana is home to Club Villa Dálmine, a football club that currently plays in Argentina's regionalised 3rd division,[2] and to Puerto Nuevo, an older club that plays in 5th division.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Argentine Census of 2010
  2. ^ [1], Villa Dálmine se coronó campeón de la Primera C y ascendió a la Primera B Metropolitana. (Spanish)

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