General Rodríguez Partido
Partido de General Rodríguez
|Established||October 25, 1878|
|Founded by||provincial law 1497|
|• Mayor||Juan Pablo Anghileri|
|• Total||360 km2 (140 sq mi)|
|• Density||240/km2 (630/sq mi)|
|Patron saint||Nuestra Señora del Carmen|
The Partido and its capital are named after Martín Rodríguez (1771-1845), a hero of the defense of Buenos Aires from the British invasion of 1806, a veteran of the Argentine War of Independence and a former governor of Buenos Aires.
General Rodríguez is located in the northeast portion of Buenos Aires Province, and it is 52 kilometres away from Buenos Aires City. It is also bounded by Pilar, Moreno, Marcos Paz, Merlo and Luján cities. The physical geography of the place corresponds to the Urbanised Pampeana Prairie of Buenos Aires.
According to the preliminary estimates of the total population for General Rodríguez of the census of 2010, the population is 87,491 inhabitants.
• Population in 1991: 48,383 inhabitants (INDEC, 1991) • Population in 2001: 67,931 inhabitants (INDEC, 2001)
Sports in the city
Located in one of the best areas of the countryside in the region, General Rodríguez, Buenos Aires, holds the most important polo clubs in Argentina. Thanks to the combination of pure thoroughbred horses and pingos of polo in this spot of the Argentinean pampas, the distinguished sports is much more than a tradition.
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