Banfield, Buenos Aires

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The corner of Hipólito Yrigoyen Ave. and French St.
The corner of Hipólito Yrigoyen Ave. and French St.
Banfield is located in Greater Buenos Aires
Coordinates: 34°45′S 58°23′W / 34.750°S 58.383°W / -34.750; -58.383Coordinates: 34°45′S 58°23′W / 34.750°S 58.383°W / -34.750; -58.383
Country Argentina
ProvinceBandera Buenos Aires.svg Buenos Aires
PartidoLomas de Zamora
16 m (52 ft)
 (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total223,898
 • Density7,851/km2 (20,330/sq mi)
CPA Base
B 1828
Area code(s)+54 11

Banfield is a city in the district of Lomas de Zamora in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, 14 km (9 mi) south of the centre of Buenos Aires. It forms part of the Greater Buenos Aires metro area.


Edward Banfield

In 1873 Banfield railway station, named after the Englishman Edward Banfield, the first general manager of the British-owned Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway (Spanish: Ferrocarril del Sud), was opened. On August 19, 1873, the first plots of land in the area were advertised for sale and extensive development took place from the 1880s onwards.


The city is home to Club Atlético Banfield football club founded in 1896, and to the Lomas Athletic Sports Club.


Banfield railway station

It is the base of the Julián Aguirre Conservatory of Music, founded by classical composer and conductor Alberto Ginastera in 1951.[citation needed]

The writer Julio Cortázar, though born in Belgium, spent much of his childhood in Banfield. Banfield was also home of the renowned tango composer Alfredo De Angelis and the popular singer Sandro.[citation needed]

Home of the Pio Collivadino Museum, Medrano 165, Lomas de Zamora: Collivadino, one of Argentina's most famous artists, was the Director of the Academy of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires and an organizer of the Prilidiano Pueyrreddon School of Fine Arts until he was forced to retire by the military dictator, General Pedro Pablo Ramirez, in 1944. Collivadino died in Buenos Aires in 1945 at the age of 76.



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