Marcos Paz, Buenos Aires

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Marcos Paz
Marcos Paz is located in Greater Buenos Aires
Marcos Paz
Marcos Paz
Coordinates: 34°46′S 58°50′W / 34.767°S 58.833°W / -34.767; -58.833Coordinates: 34°46′S 58°50′W / 34.767°S 58.833°W / -34.767; -58.833
Country  Argentina
Province Bandera Buenos Aires.svg Buenos Aires
Partido Marcos Paz
Founded 1878
Elevation 26 m (85 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 39,151
CPA Base B 1727
Area code(s) +54 220

Marcos Paz is the capital of Marcos Paz Partido, in the Greater Buenos Aires urban agglomeration in the Argentine province of Buenos Aires, located 48 kilometres west of Buenos Aires.

Although the city of Marcos Paz was officially founded in 1878, the city was first established in 1870, near the Estación Coronel Doctor Marcos Paz railway station. With a population of 39.529 (INDEC 2001), it is the county's largest (and only) city.


In the 19th century belongs to the Cuartel III the old Merlo Partido.

The big change occurs with the arrival of the first train Ferrocarril Oeste de Buenos Aires on December 24 of 1870. The city of Marcos Paz was created on October 25 of 1878.

The reason for its name is the railroad station, carrying the name Dr. Marcos Paz died March 2, 1868 in Office of the Vice President's Office in fighting the cholera epidemic with his wife.

During the early part of the twentieth century the city had strong migratory flows of Irish, Basque, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

In 1993 rail service Ferrocarril General Manuel Belgrano, the Marcos Paz becoming obsolete narrow gauge railway.

In 1999 the Federal Penitentiary Complex No. 2 comes into operation.

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