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Avellaneda
Plaza Alsina
Avellaneda is located in Argentina
Avellaneda
Location in Greater Buenos Aires
Coordinates: 34°39′S 58°22′W / 34.65°S 58.367°W / -34.65; -58.367
Country  Argentina
Province Buenos Aires province flag.gif Buenos Aires
Partido Avellaneda
Founded April 7, 1852
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 - Total 24,313
CPA Base B 1870
Area code(s) +54 11

Avellaneda is a port city in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the seat of the Avellaneda Partido, whose population was 328,980 as per the 2001 census [INDEC].

Avellaneda sits in the metropolitan area of the Greater Buenos Aires, and is connected to Buenos Aires City by several bridges over the Riachuelo River. A major rail center, Avellaneda is also one of the foremost commercial and industrial centers of Argentina. Its population stable since around 1960, Avellaneda's largest employers are textile mills, meat-packing and grain-processing plants, oil refineries, metallurgical works, extensive docking facilities, and markets for farm and ranch products.

Avellaneda is also the home of two important Argentine football clubs: Independiente and Racing.

The city was formerly known as Barracas al Sur; it was renamed on January 11, 1904 after the statesman Nicolás Avellaneda.

People

See Cat:People from Avellaneda

References

Coordinates: 34°39′37″S 58°21′37″W / 34.66028°S 58.36028°W / -34.66028; -58.36028

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