Avellaneda Partido

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Avellaneda
Partido de Avellaneda
Department
Location of Avellaneda in Gran Buenos Aires
Location of Avellaneda in Gran Buenos Aires
Coordinates: 34°40′S 58°21′W / 34.667°S 58.350°W / -34.667; -58.350
Country Argentina
Established April 7, 1852
Founded by provincial law
Seat Avellaneda
Government
 • Mayor Jorge Ferraresi (PJ)
Area
 • Total 55.17 km2 (21.30 sq mi)
Population [1]
 • Total 340,985
 • Density 6,200/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) avellanedense
Postal Code B1870
IFAM BUE005
Area Code 011
Website avellaneda-ba.gov.ar

Avellaneda is a partido in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. It has an area of 55.17 km² (21.3 sq mi) and a population of 663,953 in 2001. Its administrative seat is the city of Avellaneda.

The partido is located in the Greater Buenos Aires urban area, separated from the city of Buenos Aires by the Matanza River, popularly known as Riachuelo. The Bartolomé Mitre is the main avenue of the district, connecting with the main federal city through two bridges, the Pueyrredón Bridge to Barracas and the New Pueyrredón Bridge, directly to the 9 de Julio Avenue. The Nicolás Avellaneda Bridge also connects the Isla Maciel (in Dock Sud) with La Boca neighbourhood.

Name[edit]

The Partido was known as Barracas al Sud (Southern Barracks), until it was renamed in honor of Nicolás Avellaneda in 1904.

Settlements[edit]

The Avellaneda Partido is subdivided into four cities and four localities (localidades), listed here with their populations (as of 2001):

Avellaneda 328,980
Crucecita 22,000
Dock Sud 35,897
Gerli 64,640
Piñeiro 26,979
Sarandí 60,752
Villa Domínico 58,824
Wilde 65,881
Mitre Avenue

Between Dock Sud, Sarandí, Villa Domínico and Wilde there is an area called Reserva Cinturón Ecológico, ("Environmental Belt Rerserve Area") which is a part of a network of waste dumps, which after reaching capacity are planted with greenery.

Sport[edit]

Avellaneda is home to two of the most famous football clubs in Argentina: Independiente and Racing.

The partido is also home to several other football teams including Arsenal de Sarandí of the Primera Division Argentina, and lower league teams San Telmo, Dock Sud and Victoriano Arenas.

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