San Francisco Solano

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San Francisco Solano
San Francisco Solano is located in Greater Buenos Aires
San Francisco Solano
San Francisco Solano
Location in Greater Buenos Aires
Coordinates: 34°46′S 58°19′W / 34.767°S 58.317°W / -34.767; -58.317Coordinates: 34°46′S 58°19′W / 34.767°S 58.317°W / -34.767; -58.317
Province Buenos Aires province flag.png Buenos Aires
Partido Quilmes & Almirante Brown
Founded 1949
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 81,707
CPA Base B 1846 & B 1881
Area code(s) +54 11

San Francisco Solano is a city in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. It is forms part of the Greater Buenos Aires agglomeration. It is divided between the Quilmes and Almirante Brown partidos.

History[edit]

  • 17 February 1773, the Franciscan convent of Buenos Aires buys territory in the area but sells it in 1871
  • 1948, the territory is subdivided into plots and sold by the provincial administration
  • 1949, the settlement is officially founded with the name of San Francisco Solano, despite a council resolution to name the settlement after Paulino Barreiro, a Buenos Aires-born judge assassinated in 1840
  • 12 October 1981, the settlement is officially declared a city

Name[edit]

The city is named after Spanish missionary Saint Francis Solanus (10 March 1549 – 14 July 1610).

Population[edit]

53,363 inhabitants live in the Quilmes administered part of the city and 28,344 inhabitants live in the Almirante Brown partido.

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