Villa Raffo

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Villa Raffo
Villa Raffo is located in Greater Buenos Aires
Villa Raffo
Villa Raffo
Location in Greater Buenos Aires
Coordinates: 34°36′25″S 58°31′55″W / 34.60694°S 58.53194°W / -34.60694; -58.53194Coordinates: 34°36′25″S 58°31′55″W / 34.60694°S 58.53194°W / -34.60694; -58.53194
Country  Argentina
Province Buenos Aires province flag.gif Buenos Aires
Partido Tres de Febrero
Elevation 21 m (69 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 7,864
 • Density 8,737.7/km2 (22,631/sq mi)
CPA Base B 1674
Area code(s) +54 11

Villa Raffo is a town in Tres de Febrero Partido of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. It is located in the Greater Buenos Aires urban agglomeration.

History[edit]

The area, the eastern part of which now lies in the City of Buenos Aires proper, was owned by Bernardino Manzanares in the 19th Century. His heirs sold the land to Ezequiel and Pedro Raffo, from whom the settlement took its name. The land was divided up into lots, and the Buenos Aires and Pacific Railway bought a section to construct a neighbourhood for its workers.

External links[edit]

  • Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (Spanish)