La Plata Partido

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La Plata
Partido de La Plata
location of La Plata Partido in Buenos Aires Province
location of La Plata Partido in Buenos Aires Province
Coordinates: 34°55′S 57°17′W / 34.917°S 57.283°W / -34.917; -57.283
Country Argentina
Established November 19, 1882
Founded by Dardo Rocha
Seat La Plata
 • Mayor Julio Garro, PRO
 • Total 926 km2 (358 sq mi)
 • Total 774,369
 • Density 840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Platense
Postal Code B1900
Area Code 0221

La Plata is a partido (department) in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, located some 60 kilometers south-east of the city of Buenos Aires.

It has an area of 926 km2 (358 sq mi), and a population of 774,369 (2001 census [INDEC]). Its capital is La Plata, which also serves as the capital of the province. La Plata is the centre of the Greater La Plata urban conurbation.

Many of the suburbs have train links to both Buenos Aires and La Plata, and also good road access via the Buenos Aires-La Plata toll highway. There is also an extensive network of buses serving the Greater La Plata area.

The Manuel B. Gonnet village features the República de los Niños theme park.

Several parks lie along the Camino General Belgrano road, which crosses the department north-to-south, notably the Parque Pereyra Iraola.


The city has a good number of educational institutions at various levels, both public and private. The most renowned public schools are three of the four members of the UNLP: the Colegio Nacional Rafael Hernández, the Liceo Víctor Mercante and the Bachillerato de Bellas Artes.

La Plata is a symbol of a distinguished and prolific academy. Physics, astronomy, biology, were undoubtedly the fields that scientists in this city over their peers in the country and the region, have dominated.

Educational Institutions
Educational Level Total State Private
 Nivel Inicial 184 82 102
 Nivel Primario 171 96 75
 Nivel Medio 102 48 54
 Nivel Terciario o  Superior no Universitario 42 9 33
Students enrolled
Educational Level Total State Private
 Nivel Inicial 29.111 14.791 14.320
 Nivel Primario 93.575 58.825 34.750
 Nivel Medio 29.884 21.243 8.641
 Nivel Terciario o Superior no Universitario 12.162 4.597 7.565


La Plata is home to one of the fiercest derby matches (clásicos) in Argentine football, contested between Estudiantes and Gimnasia y Esgrima.



  1. ^ "Estadísticas de Educación de La Plata". Municipalidad de La Plata. Retrieved 2009-02-10. 

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