Lomas de Zamora
Lomas de Zamora
View of the city
|Partido||Lomas de Zamora|
|• Intendant||Martín Insaurralde (FpV)|
|Elevation||20 m (70 ft)|
|• Density||5,589/km2 (14,480/sq mi)|
|Area code(s)||+54 11|
Lomas de Zamora is a city in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, located south of the City of Buenos Aires and within the metropolitan area of Greater Buenos Aires. It is the capital of Lomas de Zamora Partido and has a population of 111,897.
The city of Lomas de Zamora owes its name to Juan de Zamora, a Creole of Sevillian roots, owner of the lands in 1736. Towards the end of 1860 a large number of people of British origin settled in the area. These English, Scottish and Irish had arrived as employees of Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway.
The English educational institution, St. Alban's College was established in the area about 1920.
Lomas de Zamora is located in a region that originally supported livestock, grain, fruit, and poultry farms. Present industries include meat packing, grain, and fruit processing, saw milling, and the manufacture of dairy products, chemicals, paper, rubber products, plastics, and leather goods.
The city is the site of the traditional Lomas Athletic Club, an agricultural school and an art museum. The Universidad de Lomas de Zamora (UNLZ) is one of the most important in the Greater Buenos Aires area. Founded in 1864 as Ciudad de La Paz, the city was given its current name in 1910; the art deco city hall was inaugurated in 1938.
The city's local football team is Los Andes, usually referred to as the "Mil rayitas" or "The thousand stripes" because of the design of the team's official jersey. Los Andes is currently playing in Argentina's National B Division; the team's home matches usually brings thousands of fans.
Eduardo Duhalde, a Justicialist Party figure elected mayor in 1983, was elected Vice President of Argentina in 1989, Governor of Buenos Aires Province in 1991, and was appointed interim President of Argentina, serving in 2002-03; he was among the candidates for the presidency in 2011.
Lomas de Zamora experienced one of the most significant real estate booms in the Greater Buenos Aires area in the years following the 2001 crisis in Argentina. This trend has been most evident along Colombres Street (south of downtown), creating an upscale district popularly known as Las Lomitas. Nearly 200 new residential high-rises had thus been completed by 2011. A four-star, 26-story Howard Johnson's hotel is slated to open in 2013, becoming the first of its kind in the southern belt of the Greater Buenos Aires area.
Hipólito Yrigoyen Avenue
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