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
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
Coordinates 33°29′S 60°01′W / 33.483°S 60.017°W / -33.483; -60.017
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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