Quilmes Partido

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Quilmes
Partido de Quilmes
Department
Coat of arms of Quilmes
Coat of arms
location of Quilmes Partido in Gran Buenos Aires
location of Quilmes Partido in Gran Buenos Aires
Country Argentina
Established August, 14th 1812
Founded by First Triumvirate decree
Capital Quilmes
Government
 • Mayor Francisco Gutiérrez, FPV-Polo Social
Area
 • Total 125 km2 (48 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 580,829[1]
Demonym quilmense "quilmeño/a"
Postal Code B1876, B1878, B1879, B1881, B1882
IFAM BUE101
Area Code 011
Coordinates 34°43′S 58°16′W / 34.717°S 58.267°W / -34.717; -58.267
Patron saint Exaltation of the Holy Cross (september 14th)
Website http://www.quilmes.gov.ar

Quilmes is a partido of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, within the Gran Buenos Aires conurbation.

It has an area of 125 square kilometres, and a population of 580,829 (2010 census [INDEC]),[1] making it the third most populous partido in the Gran Buenos Aires. Named after the Quilmes Tribe, its capital is the city of Quilmes.

Quilmes Municipal Building (town hall)

Beer[edit]

Quilmes gives its name to one of Argentina's favourite beers, Cerveza Quilmes, which was originally brewed in the area. The company produce about 1.5 billion litres of beer a year, most of which is consumed in Argentina.

Sport[edit]

Quilmes is home to two football clubs, Quilmes Atlético Club of the Primera Division and Club Atlético Argentino de Quilmes of the regionalised 5th Division. The city also stands out in many other sports, including field hockey, basketball and rugby, among others.

Christianity[edit]

In 1666 was established the Cathedral of Quilmes (Catedral de Quilmes in Spanish). In 1976 a papal bull created the Diócesis de Quilmes. The first minister was Padre Obispo Jorge Novak, famous for his defense of Human Rights during the Proceso de Reorganización Nacional.

The first Rivers of Life Church ("Ríos de Vida" in Spanish) was established in Quilmes in 1967. It is a group of over 80 evangelical churches around the world. Rivers of Life, Quilmes has the largest congregation of all the Rivers of Life churches around the world.

Other notable evangelical churches include the Iglesia del Encuentro and the Iglesia del Puente.

Districts (localidades)[edit]

West Bernal
Bernal
Quilmes
West Quilmes
Ezpeleta
West Ezpeleta
Districts of the Partido and its population
City District Inhabitants
  Bernal
Bernal
West Bernal
33.415
76.499
20.876
Ezpeleta
West Ezpeleta
49.191
23.366
Quilmes
West Quilmes
111.575
119.235
53.363
31.268
Source: 2001 Census, INDEC and DPE (Provincial Direction of Statistics)

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