San Isidro Partido

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San Isidro
Partido de San Isidro
Department
Coat of arms of San Isidro
Coat of arms
location of San Isidro Partido in Gran Buenos Aires
location of San Isidro Partido in Gran Buenos Aires
Country Argentina
Established 1784
Founded by Domingo de Acassuso
Capital San Isidro
Government
 • Mayor Gustavo Posse, Partido Vecinal
Area
 • Total 51 km2 (20 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 291,608[1]
Demonym sanisidrense
Postal Code B1642
IFAM BUE115
Area Code 011
Coordinates 34°28′S 58°30′W / 34.467°S 58.500°W / -34.467; -58.500
Patron saint San Isidro Labrador
Website http://www.sanisidro.gov.ar

San Isidro is a partido of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina found in the north of Greater Buenos Aires. Its capital is the city of San Isidro. It is 21 km (13 mi) from the city of Buenos Aires.

The founder of San Isidro city was Domingo de Acassuso, who built a cathedral in 1706 dedicated to San Isidro Labrador, having seen him in a dream. Other towns in the municipality are Acassuso, Beccar, Boulougne, Martínez, and Villa Adelina.

The area of the partido is 51.44 km2 (19.9 sq mi). In 2010 there were 291,608 inhabitants.[1] San Isidro borders on the partidos of Tigre, Vicente López, San Martín and San Fernando.

Districts[edit]

flag of San Isidro

Cathedral[edit]

Catedral de San Isidro.
Monument in honour of Domingo de Acassuso placed in San Isidro.

The San Isidro cathedral (Catedral de San Isidro in Spanish) was completed on July 14, 1898. Constructed in Neo-Gothic style, it stands 68 m (223 ft) tall. It is located opposite Plaza Mitre in San Isidro's historic quarter.

Sports[edit]

Football[edit]

San Isidro is home to Club Atlético Acassuso, a football club that currently plays in the regionalised 3rd Division.

Horse racing[edit]

San Isidro is home to a historically prominent Jockey Club, that runs San Isidro's world-class race track, the Hipódromo de San Isidro.

Rugby[edit]

San Isidro is the national capital of Rugby and home to two of the most important rugby clubs in the country - SIC (San Isidro Club) and CASI (Club Atlético San Isidro).

Sailing[edit]

There are a number of sailing clubs on the Río de la Plata.

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News Webpage[edit]