Villa Ballester

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Villa Ballester
Villa Ballester (east side)
Villa Ballester (east side)
Villa Ballester is located in Greater Buenos Aires
Villa Ballester
Villa Ballester
Location in Greater Buenos Aires
Coordinates: 34°31′S 58°32′W / 34.517°S 58.533°W / -34.517; -58.533Coordinates: 34°31′S 58°32′W / 34.517°S 58.533°W / -34.517; -58.533
Country  Argentina
Province Buenos Aires province flag.png Buenos Aires
Partido San Martín
Founded 26 October 1889
Elevation 26 m (85 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 35,301
CPA Base B 1653
Area code(s) +54 11
Website http://www.sanmartin.gov.ar

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.

History[edit]

Pedro Ballester
Nuestra Señora de La Merced Church

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".

Education[edit]

Hölters Schule, a German school, is in Villa Ballester. It was once recognized as a German school by the West German government.[1]

Sports[edit]

The city received international attention as one of the host cities of the 1990 FIBA World Championship.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deutscher Bundestag 4. Wahlperiode Drucksache IV/3672" (Archived 2016-03-12 at WebCite). Bundestag (West Germany). 23 June 1965. Retrieved on 12 March 2016. p. 16/51.
  2. ^ 1990 World Championship for Men, Archive.FIBA.com, Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  3. ^ José Carreras talks about the death of Luciano Pavarotti.

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