La Paternal, Buenos Aires
Location of La Paternal within Buenos Aires
|Autonomous City||Buenos Aires|
|• Total||2.4 km2 (0.9 sq mi)|
|Population (2001 census [INDEC])|
|• Density||8,400/km2 (22,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||ART (UTC-3)|
La Paternal or Paternal (English: The Paternal) is a barrio or district in the centre of Buenos Aires city, Argentina. It was founded in 1904 by a city decree (decreto) and was named 'La Paternal' after the train station in the neighbourhood, a former industrial zone.
Primarily a residential quarter, it has mostly condos and single-family homes, and a shopping district on its main venue, Avenida San Martín.
The barrio is traditionally associated with Argentinos Juniors football team, whose social headquarters is at the northern part of the neighbourhood.
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