Los Hornos

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Los Hornos (La Plata)
Los Hornos (La Plata) is located in Argentina
Los Hornos (La Plata)
Los Hornos (La Plata)
Location in Buenos Aires Province
Coordinates: 34°52′S 57°58′W / 34.867°S 57.967°W / -34.867; -57.967Coordinates: 34°52′S 57°58′W / 34.867°S 57.967°W / -34.867; -57.967
Country  Argentina
Province Bandera Buenos Aires.svg Buenos Aires
Partido La Plata
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 54,406
CPA Base B 1900
Area code(s) +54 221

Los Hornos is a distinct neighbourhood ("barrio") in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Formerly a separate settlement, it now belongs now to the Greater La Plata urban conglomerate. Its name, (Spanish for "the [brick] ovens" or "the furnaces"), refers to the several brick factories that were located in the area at the end of the 19th century, and which supplied the bricks for many of the buildings in the nascent city of La Plata. The area was heavily settled by Italian immigrants, and became renowned for its many family orchards. The "barrio" still retains a distinct personality and atmosphere within La Plata.

Within Los Hornos are the municipal cemetery, a protected local landmark, and the Parish St. Benjamin.