Ensenada, Buenos Aires

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City Cultural Center
City Cultural Center
Coat of arms of Ensenada
Coat of arms
Ensenada is located in Argentina
Location in Argentina
Coordinates: 34°51′52″S 57°54′37″W / 34.86444°S 57.91028°W / -34.86444; -57.91028Coordinates: 34°51′52″S 57°54′37″W / 34.86444°S 57.91028°W / -34.86444; -57.91028
Country Argentina
ProvinceBandera Buenos Aires.svg Buenos Aires
4 m (13 ft)
 (2010 census)
 • Total54,463
CPA Base
B 1925
Area code(s)+54 221
The Santiago River, an inlet along Ensenada.

Ensenada (Spanish pronunciation: [enseˈnaða]) is a city and port in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, located around the Ensenada de Barragán. It has 31,031 inhabitants as per the 2001 census [INDEC]. It is the capital of Ensenada Partido, and together with Berisso Partido they are the main suburbs of the Gran La Plata conurbation around the provincial capital of La Plata.

The port of Ensenada carries grain and beef exports, as well as industrial shipments. The volume traded has been recently growing at the expense of the Buenos Aires port, located 60 km to the north-west.

As Buenos Aires city authorities are considering repurposing the port of Buenos Aires as a passenger-only facility, the volume at Ensenada (as well as that of the ports in Campana and Bahía Blanca) is slated to experience further growth.