Capitán Sarmiento Partido

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Capitán Sarmiento
Partido de Capitán Sarmiento
Department
Location of Capitán Sarmiento Partido in Buenos Aires Province
Location of Capitán Sarmiento Partido in Buenos Aires Province
Country Argentina
Established December 12, 1961
Founded by Provincial law 2959
Capital Capitán Sarmiento
Government
 • Mayor Francisco Álvarez, Partido Vecinal
Population
 • Total 12,854
Demonym sarmientense
Postal Code B2752
IFAM BUE019
Area Code 02478
Coordinates 34°11′S 59°46′W / 34.183°S 59.767°W / -34.183; -59.767
Patron saint San Carlos Borromeo
Website http://www.capitansarmiento.gov.ar

Capitán Sarmiento Partido is a partido of Buenos Aires Province in Argentina.

The provincial subdivision has a population of around 12,500 inhabitants in an area of 617 km² (238 sq mi), and its capital city is Capitán Sarmiento, which is located around 160 km (99 mi) from Buenos Aires.

The city of Capitán Sarmiento gradually built up around a railway station between San Antonio de Areco and Pergamino. The railway station was named in honour of Domingo Fidel Sarmiento, (adopted son of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento), who died in the Battle of Curupaytí in the Paraguayan War. The town and eventually the partido became known by the same name as the train station.

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