Veinticinco de Mayo, Buenos Aires

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Veinticinco de Mayo
Veinticinco de Mayo is located in Argentina
Veinticinco de Mayo
Veinticinco de Mayo
Location in Argentina
Coordinates: 35°25′S 60°10′W / 35.417°S 60.167°W / -35.417; -60.167Coordinates: 35°25′S 60°10′W / 35.417°S 60.167°W / -35.417; -60.167
Country  Argentina
Province Bandera Buenos Aires.svg Buenos Aires
Partido Veinticinco de Mayo
Founded November 8, 1836
Elevation 58 m (190 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 22,581
CPA Base B 6660
Area code(s) +54 2345

Veintecinco de Mayo (or 25 de Mayo) (in English: 25 May) is a town situated in the centre of Buenos Aires Province in Argentina and has a population of 22,581 (2001). Founded on 8 November 1836, it is the capital city of the partido of the same name. The city takes its name from 25 May 1810, the day on which Buenos Aires began the process leading to a formal declaration of independence by forming its own junta (assembly) and inviting the other provinces to join it. The city is 220 km from Buenos Aires, and 240 km from La Plata, the provincial capital.

Plaza Mitre in the centre of the city is one of the most attractive and well looked after squares in the region. In recent years, the town has greatly benefited from the boom in agricultural production.

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