Malvinas Argentinas Partido

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"Malvinas Argentinas" redirects here. For other uses, see Malvinas Argentinas (disambiguation). For the islands in the South Atlantic, known in Spanish as 'las islas Malvinas' and claimed by Argentina, see Falkland Islands. For other uses of the phrase reflecting Argentina's claim to sovereignty over these islands see Malvinas (disambiguation).
Malvinas Argentinas
Partido de Malvinas Argentinas
Department
Coat of arms of Malvinas Argentinas
Coat of arms
location of Malvinas Argentinas Partido in Gran Buenos Aires
location of Malvinas Argentinas Partido in Gran Buenos Aires
Country Argentina
Established October 20, 1994
Founded by provincial law 11551
Capital Los Polvorines
Government
 • Mayor Jesús Cataldo Cariglino, PJ
Area
 • Total 63 km2 (24 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 321,833[1]
Demonym malvinense
Postal Code B1613
IFAM BUE078
Area Code 011
Coordinates 34°27′S 58°37.8′W / 34.450°S 58.6300°W / -34.450; -58.6300
Website http://www.malvinasargentinas.gov.ar

Malvinas Argentinas Partido is a partido in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, in the Gran Buenos Aires urban area. It has an area of 63.8 km2 (24.6 sq mi) and a population of 321,833 (2010 census [INDEC]).[1]

Its name reflects Argentina's claims of sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas in Spanish). It was created on October 20, 1994 by Provincial Law #11551, taking some of the territory of former General Sarmiento Partido.

Los Polvorines is its capital, founded on the Ferrocarril General Manuel Belgrano railway, along with the neighboring town of Del Viso. The union of the lands around these two train stations originated the district.

By Decree #4520, the federal government on 17 December 1908, created the train stop Los Polvorines, which name came from the Sargento Cabral munitions depot (polvorín in Spanish), established by the Argentine Army nearby.

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