Greater La Plata

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Gran La Plata (Greater La Plata) is an urban agglomeration formed around the city of La Plata, in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. It includes the La Plata, Berisso and Ensenada partidos (departments).

Location[edit]

Location of Greater La Plata highlighted in pink

Gran La Plata is located to the south of the Greater Buenos Aires agglomeration next to Rio de La Plata. To a small extent, the two metropolitan areas have slowly begun to merge. Nevertheless, the main centres remain separated by two dense forest reserves: the "Punta Lara jungle" ("Selva marginal") by the River Plate, and the "Pereyra Iraola Forest" ("Parque Pereyra Iraola") a few kilometers inland.

History[edit]

The cities of Berisso and Ensenada existed well before La Plata and were both candidates to become the capital city of Buenos Aires Province once Buenos Aires city was federalized in 1880. Eventually, it was decided to build a new city, La Plata, entirely designed to serve as the provincial capital. It was founded in 1882. Soon after, irregular suburbs began to appear outside the designed limits of La Plata. These suburbs would go on to become an integral part of La Plata Partido municipality. Neighboring Berisso and Ensenada, on the Río de la Plata shore, acted from then on as natural harbors for the new capital city of the Province, and gradually they algo became integrated as a conurbation into Greater La Plata.

Population[edit]

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Settlement Partido Population (2010) Population (2001) Population (1991) Population (1980)
Total 799,523 694,253 642,802 578,813
La Plata Partido 654,324 563,943 521,759 459,054
       City Center[1] La Plata 182,055
       Villa Elvira La Plata 62,480
       Los Hornos La Plata 51,265
       Tolosa La Plata 44,977
       City Bell La Plata 26,612
       Villa Elisa La Plata 22,229
       Manuel B. Gonnet La Plata 21,416
       José Melchor Romero La Plata 20,730
       Ringuelet La Plata 15,312
       Lisandro Olmos La Plata 15,059
       Villa Montoro La Plata 13,835
       El Retiro La Plata 12,649
       Barrio Las Malvinas La Plata 11,414
       Barrio Las Quintas La Plata 8,003
       Barrio Gambier La Plata 7,477
       La Cumbre La Plata 7,313
       Joaquín Gorina La Plata 6,857
       Rufino de Elizalde La Plata 6,428
       Barrio El Carmen La Plata 5,906
       José Hernández La Plata 5,333
       Abasto La Plata 4,577
       Arturo Seguí La Plata 3,894
       Transradio La Plata 3,713
       Ángel Etcheverry La Plata 2,671
       Villa Parque Sicardi La Plata 1,228
       Arana La Plata 268
       Villa Garibaldi La Plata 242
Berisso Berisso 88,470 78,988 73,033 64,386
       Villa Porteña Berisso 14,343
       Berisso Berisso 14,201
       Villa Progreso Berisso 7,870
       Villa San Carlos Berisso 7,089
       Barrio El Carmen Berisso 6,894
       Villa Dolores Berisso 6,535
       Villa Independencia Berisso 6,472
       Villa Argüello Berisso 5,662
       Villa Zula Berisso 5,124
       Barrio Banco Provincia Berisso 1,867
       Villa Nueva Berisso 1,585
       Barrio Universitario Berisso 1,032
       Los Talas Berisso 494
Ensenada Ensenada 56,729 51,322 48,010 41,310
       Ensenada[2] Ensenada 31,031
       Punta Lara Ensenada 8,410
       Villa Catella Ensenada 5,959
       Dique Nº 1 Ensenada 5,685
       Isla Santiago Oeste[3] Ensenada 237

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Not including Country Club El Rodeo, Ignacio Correas, Lomas de Copello or Ruta Sol
  2. ^ Including Barrio Las Casuarinas
  3. ^ Including Escuela and Liceo Naval Río Santiago