Monte Chingolo

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Monte Chingolo
Monte Chingolo is located in Greater Buenos Aires
Monte Chingolo
Monte Chingolo
Location in Greater Buenos Aires
Coordinates: 34°44′S 58°21′W / 34.733°S 58.350°W / -34.733; -58.350Coordinates: 34°44′S 58°21′W / 34.733°S 58.350°W / -34.733; -58.350
Country  Argentina
Province Buenos Aires province flag.png Buenos Aires
Partido Lanús
Founded 23 November 1815
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 85,060
CPA Base B 1825
Area code(s) +54 11

Monte Chingolo is a town in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. Located in Lanús Partido in the south of the Greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area.

History[edit]

Monte Chingolo was founded on 23 November 1815 by Juan Manuel de Rosas. The settlement was the site of Las Higueritas, the first recorded abbatoir in Argentina. The town grew following the opening of a Ferrocarril Provincial de Buenos Aires station in 1927, and it became the site of numerous abbatoirs and other industrial establishments.[1]

The Battalion 601 Arsenal at Monte Chingolo was besieged on December 23, 1975, by the ERP, a Trotskyite terrorist group. The attack left over 100 dead, and the ERP's defeat largely subdued the organization.[2]

The city later suffered from the effects of a failed plan during the 1976-83 dictatorship to expand the General Paz Freeway from the Villa Riachuelo ward in Buenos Aires to the city of Avellaneda; never completed, the demolitions resulting from the project left an extensive swath along the city of empty lots which, in many cases, were not adequately reurbanized.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historia de Lanús". Municio de Lanús. 
  2. ^ Lewis, Paul (2002). Guerrillas and Generals. Greenwood Publishing.