Vicente López Partido

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Vicente López
Partido de Vicente López
Department
Coat of arms of Vicente López
Coat of arms
location of Vicente López Partido in Gran Buenos Aires
location of Vicente López Partido in Gran Buenos Aires
Country Argentina
Established December 21, 1905
Founded by provincial law 2959
Capital Olivos
Government
 • Mayor Jorge Macri, PRO
Area
 • Total 34 km2 (13 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 270,929[1]
Demonym vicentelopense
Postal Code B1636
IFAM BUE131
Area Code 011
Coordinates 34°31′S 58°29′W / 34.517°S 58.483°W / -34.517; -58.483
Patron saint Jesús en el Huerto de los Olivos
Website http://www.mvl.gov.ar

Vicente López is a partido located in the north of Greater Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. The capital is Olivos. According to the 2001 national census, the Partido has 269.420 residents. Vicente López is located 20 km from the city of Buenos Aires and 80 km from La Plata.

Its 33 km²[2] makes Vicente López the smaller partido of Buenos Aires Province.

Maipú Avenue, the most important of the partido.

Toponymy[edit]

Vicente López y Planes.

Partido's name honors Vicente López y Planes, an Argentine writer and politician, creator of Argentine Nacional Anthem lyrics and Governor of Buenos Aires province (after the fall of Juan Manuel de Rosas) and then President of Argentina succeeding Bernardino Rivadavia.

López y Planes also composed El Triunfo Argentino, an ode to the resistance during the English invasion of Buenos Aires. At the beginning it was thought to call it "Olivos", the name of the most important district of Vicente López.

Location[edit]

The partido is bordered by the city of Buenos Aires to the South, General San Martín Partido to the West, San Isidro Partido at the North and Río de la Plata to the East.

Districts[edit]

Districts of Vicente López

In 1998, the municipality of Vicente López was named by the United Nations as the best in Latin America and the Caribbean. [1][clarification needed]

Demography[edit]

Vicente López is the 8th most populated Partido of Greater Buenos Aires. Most of inhabitants are descendants of Italian and Spanish. There are also descendant of German, Polish, Ucranian, Armenian and Croatian amongst other nationalities.[3]

The partido has 280.929 inhabitants according to 2010 Census.

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View of the area from the Río de la Plata.