Ramallo Partido

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Ramallo
Partido de Ramallo
Department
location of Ramallo Partido in Buenos Aires Province
location of Ramallo Partido in Buenos Aires Province
Coordinates: 33°29′S 60°01′W / 33.483°S 60.017°W / -33.483; -60.017
Country Argentina
Established October 25, 1864
Founded by provincial law
Seat Ramallo
Government
 • Mayor Walter Ariel Santalla, UCR
Area
 • Total 1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 29,179
 • Density 29,000/km2 (76,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) ramallense
Postal Code B2915
IFAM BUE102
Area Code 03407
Patron saint ?
Website http://www.ramallo.gov.ar

Ramallo is a partido located in the far north of Buenos Aires Province in Argentina.

The provincial subdivision has a population of about 29,000 inhabitants in an area of 1,040km², and its capital city is Ramallo, which is located around 250 km from Buenos Aires.

Ramallo massacre[edit]

On September 17, 1999 Ramallo hit the headlines when the provincial police opened fire on a getaway car from a bankrobbery, two of the hostages in the car were killed. There are several theories to explain the police action, ranging from incompetence to a scandal involving former president Carlos Menem and the suspicious death of his son.

Famous residents[edit]

Settlements[edit]

  • Ramallo, cabecera municipal (district capital)
  • Las Bahamas, Buenos Aires|Las Bahamas
  • El Paraíso, Buenos Aires|El Paraíso
  • Pérez Millán
  • Villa Ramallo
  • Villa General Savio

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