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Villa Ballester (east side)
|Founded||26 October 1889|
|Elevation||26 m (85 ft)|
|Population (2001 census [INDEC])|
|CPA Base||B 1653|
|Area code(s)||+54 11|
Villa Ballester is a city located in the northern Greater Buenos Aires urban area and it is part of the General San Martín Partido in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. It is served by the Línea Mitre commuter railway with its station also named Villa Ballester. Founded on 26 October 1889.
Pedro Ballester (4 December 1849 – 5 September 1928) started the development of the town in the late 1880s in some fields occupied by his family, the chacra Miguel Ballester y Flotat. A key factor for the success of the new town was the train which provided fast access to Buenos Aires. The town was named after the commercial partnership between Pedro Ballester and Guillermo Lacroze, "Sociedad Villa Ballester".
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- (in Spanish) Villa Ballester Portal