La Paternal, Buenos Aires
Location of La Paternal within Buenos Aires
|Autonomous City||Buenos Aires|
|• Total||2.4 km2 (0.9 sq mi)|
|Population (2001 census [INDEC])|
|• Density||8,400/km2 (22,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||ART (UTC-3)|
La Paternal or Paternal (English: The Paternal) is a barrio or district in the centre of Buenos Aires city, Argentina. It was founded in 1904 by a City Decree (Decreto) and was named 'La Paternal' after the train station in the neighbourhood, a former industrial zone.
Primarily a residential neighborhood, it has mostly condos and single-family homes, and a shopping district on its main venue, Avenida San Martín.
The barrio is traditionally associated with Argentinos Juniors football team, who play at the Estadio Diego Armando Maradona in the neighbouring barrio of Villa General Mitre. It is known to be the first ground where Diego Maradona played.
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