Libertad, Buenos Aires

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Coat of arms of Libertad
Coat of arms
Libertad is located in Greater Buenos Aires
Coordinates: 34°41′S 58°41′W / 34.683°S 58.683°W / -34.683; -58.683Coordinates: 34°41′S 58°41′W / 34.683°S 58.683°W / -34.683; -58.683
Country  Argentina
Province Bandera Buenos Aires.svg Buenos Aires
Partido Merlo
Elevation 26 m (85 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 100,324
CPA Base B 1716
Area code(s) +54 220

Libertad is a city located in Merlo Partido, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. It forms part of the Greater Buenos Aires urban conurbation.

Its origin goes back to the 1870s when, by that time, a rural settlement was thriving around a pulpería (public house) called La Libertad (Freedom), from where the town took its name.

During the last decades a group of prominent neighbors had been working to obtain the autonomy of the city and make Libertad a new partido in the province.

According to the 2001 census [INDEC], the population was 100,476.

Libertad is bordered by Parque San Martín (west), Pontevedra (south), Merlo (northwest), San Antonio de Padua and Morón (north) and La Matanza Partido (east).

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