Moreno, Buenos Aires

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Moreno
Moreno is located in Greater Buenos Aires
Moreno
Moreno
Location in Greater Buenos Aires
Coordinates: 34°39′S 58°47′W / 34.650°S 58.783°W / -34.650; -58.783
Country  Argentina
Province Buenos Aires province flag.gif Buenos Aires
Partido Moreno
Founded October 25, 1864
Elevation 14 m (46 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 148,290
CPA Base B 1744
Area code(s) +54 237
Statue of Mariano Moreno (1778-1811), Argentine politician from whom the city takes its name.
Catedral Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral), seat of the Diocese of Merlo-Moreno
Amancio Jacinto Alcorta (1805-1862), owner of Estancia Paso del Rey.

Moreno is a city in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. It is the head town of Moreno Partido. It forms part of the Greater Buenos Aires urban conurbation and is located around 36 km (22 mi) to the west of the autonomous city of Buenos Aires.

According to the 2001 census [INDEC], the population was 148,290.

Moreno is bordered by Paso del Rey (east), Trujui and Cuartel V (north), Francisco Álvarez (west) and Merlo and Reconquista River (south).

History[edit]

The origin of the city goes back to 1860 when the Argentine railway company Camino de Hierro de Buenos Aires al Oeste opens a railway station in land donated by the politician and composer Amancio Jacinto Alcorta.

External links[edit]

Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (Spanish)

Coordinates: 34°39′04″S 58°47′24″W / 34.65111°S 58.79000°W / -34.65111; -58.79000