Malvinas Argentinas Partido
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Partido de Malvinas Argentinas
location of Malvinas Argentinas Partido in Gran Buenos Aires
|Established||October 20, 1994|
|Founded by||provincial law 11551|
|• Mayor||Jesús Cataldo Cariglino, PJ|
|• Total||63 km2 (24 sq mi)|
Malvinas Argentinas Partido is a partido in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, in the Gran Buenos Aires urban area. It has an area of 63.8 km2 (24.6 sq mi) and a population of 321,833 (2010 census [INDEC]).
Its name reflects Argentina's claims of sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas in Spanish). It was created on October 20, 1994 by Provincial Law #11551, taking some of the territory of former General Sarmiento Partido.
Los Polvorines is its capital, founded on the Ferrocarril General Manuel Belgrano railway, along with the neighboring town of Del Viso. The union of the lands around these two train stations originated the district.
By Decree #4520, the federal government on 17 December 1908, created the train stop Los Polvorines, which name came from the Sargento Cabral munitions depot (polvorín in Spanish), established by the Argentine Army nearby.
- El Triángulo
- Los Polvorines
- Grand Bourg
- Ingeniero Adolfo Sourdeaux
- Ingeniero Pablo Nogués
- Tierras Altas
- Villa de Mayo
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