|Founded||October 20, 1888|
|Elevation||9 m (30 ft)|
|Population (2010 census [INDEC])|
|CPA Base||B 1824|
|Area code(s)||+54 11|
Lanús (Spanish pronunciation: [laˈnus]) is the capital of Lanús Partido, Buenos Aires Province in Argentina. It lies just south of the capital city Buenos Aires, in the Greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area. The city has a population of 212,152 (2001 census [INDEC]), and the Partido de Lanús has a total population of 453,500.
A major industrial centre, it is served by freight and passenger railway lines. The city has chemical, armaments, textiles, paper, leather and rubber goods, wire, apparel, oils and lubricants industries, as well as tanneries, vegetable and fruit canneries. Several technical schools are located in the city, as well as the Eva Perón Medical Center, one of the largest in the Greater Buenos Aires area.
Guillermo Gaebeler initiated the town's development, designing its first city master plan. Gaebeler established the town as Villa General Paz on October 20, 1888, and named its first streets and plazas after the numerous battles won by General José María Paz in the Argentine Civil Wars of the mid-19th century. Lanús was named in honor of Anacarsis Lanús, who owned the land where the city is today located until his death in 1888, in 1955.
Celebrities associated with Lanús
- Adrian Ricchiuti - football player, born in Lanús who plays for Calcio Catania
- Francisco Álvarez - film actor (1892–1960), lived briefly in Lanús, where he died in 1960.
- Gustavo Cordera - rock musician, born in Lanús.
- Gastón Fernández - football player, born in Lanús.
- Ariel González - rock musician, songwriter and arranger born in Lanús.
- Marcela Morelo - Latin singer and composer, born in Lanús.
- Diego Maradona - football player, born in Lanús.
- Diego Valeri - football player, born in Lanús, plays with the MLS club Portland Timbers
- Sergio Olguín - writer, journalist and editor, who grew up in Lanús and wrote a novel with the title Lanús.
- Babasónicos - Members of Argentine rock band Babasónicos were born in Lanús
- Ricardo Montaner - famous Latin musician, born in Lanús.
- Walter Montillo - football player of Santos FC, born in Lanús.
- Eduardo Rovira - Musician,born in Lanús
- Julie Gonazlo - Actress, born in Lanús
Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (Spanish)