Partido de Avellaneda
|Established||April 7, 1852|
|Founded by||provincial law|
|• Mayor||Alejandro Chornobroff (PJ/FDT)|
|• Total||55.17 km2 (21.30 sq mi)|
|• Density||6,200/km2 (16,000/sq mi)|
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.
The Partido was known as Barracas al Sud (Southern Barracks), until it was renamed in honor of Nicolás Avellaneda in 1904.
The Avellaneda Partido is subdivided into four cities and four localities (localidades), listed here with their populations (as of 2001):
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.