Isidro Casanova

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Isidro Casanova
Isidro Casanova is located in Greater Buenos Aires
Isidro Casanova
Isidro Casanova
Coordinates: 34°42′S 58°35′W / 34.700°S 58.583°W / -34.700; -58.583Coordinates: 34°42′S 58°35′W / 34.700°S 58.583°W / -34.700; -58.583
Country  Argentina
Greater Bandera Buenos Aires.svg Buenos Aires
Partido La Matanza
Founded May 15, 1911
 • Total 19.5 km2 (7.5 sq mi)
Elevation 14 m (46 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total 131,981
 • Density 6,800/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
CPA Base B 1765
Area code(s) +54 11

Isidro Casanova is a city in La Matanza Partido, Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina. It borders the towns of Villa Luzuriaga, San Justo, Ciudad Evita, Rafael Castillo, Laferrere, and Ezeiza.


1939 view of local stretch of Route 3

The area encompassing Isidro Casanova was initially utilized by cattle ranches and dairy farms established by German Argentine immigrants around 1850. The Buenos Aires Midland Railway (Spanish: Ferrocarril Midland de Buenos Aires) extended southwest into the area in 1909,[1] and the San Sebastián station was inaugurated. A railyard followed in 1910, and in 1911, the Carhué station was opened; though the town has no specific establishment date, May 15 of that year was later acknowledged as its foundation.[2]

The settlement's first significant manufacturing establishment was inaugurated shortly afterward by Isidro Casanova, an Italian Argentine immigrant. The town was renamed in his honor following his death, and one of its main streets would later be named República de Portugal in honor of the town's distinction as the home of the largest Portuguese community in Argentina. The Provincial Legislature recognized Isidro Casanova as a city on August 29, 1974.[3] Local historian Alejandro Enrique published two volumes on the history of Isidro Casanova in 2010.[4]


The city is home to the Club Almirante Brown football club, founded in 1922.

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