Paso del Rey
|Paso del Rey|
|Greater Buenos Aires|
|Elevation||12 m (39 ft)|
|Population (2001 census [INDEC])|
|CPA Base||B 1742|
|Area code(s)||+54 0237|
The surrounding area was well-known since colonial times because there was a ford which provided a useful crossing place to get the west bank of the Reconquista River. In fact, Charles Darwin could have crossed the ford in his journey from Buenos Aires to Luján on September 27, 1833 (the only alternative crossing was a wooden bridge known as Puente de Márquez, 4.5 km north).
The origin of the city goes back to 1938 when the British-owned railway company Buenos Aires Western Railway Co. opens a railway stop between the railway stations of Moreno and Merlo; it was thanks to the efforts of the textile businessman Tercilio Zoccola.
- (in Spanish) Municipal website
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