Paso del Rey

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Paso del Rey
Paso del Rey Buenos Aires 01.jpg
Paso del Rey is located in Greater Buenos Aires
Paso del Rey
Paso del Rey
Location in Greater Buenos Aires
Coordinates: 34°39′S 58°45′W / 34.650°S 58.750°W / -34.650; -58.750Coordinates: 34°39′S 58°45′W / 34.650°S 58.750°W / -34.650; -58.750
Country  Argentina
Province Buenos Aires province flag.gif Buenos Aires
Partido Moreno
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 41,775
CPA Base B 1742
Area code(s) +54 0237

Paso del Rey is a city located 35,5 km from Buenos Aires, in Moreno, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina.

Paso del Rey (English: King's Ford) takes its name from the estancia (ranch) owned by Senator Amancio Jacinto Alcorta: Estancia Paso del Rey.

Railway Station, opened in 1938.

The surrounding area was well-known since colonial times because there was a ford which provided a useful crossing place to get the west bank of the Reconquista River. In fact, Charles Darwin could have crossed the ford in his journey from Buenos Aires to Luján on September 27 1833 (the only alternative crossing was a wooden bridge known as Puente de Márquez, 4.5 km north).

According to the 2001 census [INDEC], the population was 41,775.

Paso del Rey is bordered by Moreno City (west), Trujui (north) and Merlo and Reconquista River (south).

History[edit]

Amancio Jacinto Alcorta (1805-1862), Argentine politician, composer and owner of Estancia Paso del Rey.

The origin of the city goes back to 1938 when the British-owned railway company Buenos Aires Western Railway Co. opens a railway stop between the railway stations of Moreno and Merlo; it was thanks to the efforts of the textile businessman Tercilio Zoccola.

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