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The Partido de Bahía Blanca is a partido of the Buenos Aires Province is located at the south-west of the province in central Argentina at coordinates 38°42′S 62°16′W / 38.700°S 62.267°W / -38.700; -62.267

Bahia Blanca

Partido de Bahia Blanca
Location of Bahia Blanca Partido within Buenos Aires Province
Location of Bahia Blanca Partido within Buenos Aires Province
Coordinates: 38°42′S 62°16′W / 38.700°S 62.267°W / -38.700; -62.267
CountryArgentina
EstablishedApril 11, 1828
Founded byColonel Ramón Bernabé Estomba
SeatBahía Blanca
Government
 • MayorHéctor Gay (PRO)
Area
 • Total2,300 km2 (900 sq mi)
Population
 • Total284,776
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Demonym(s)bahiense
Postal Code
B8000
IFAM
Area Code0291
Patron saintMerced Virgen
Websitewww.bahiablanca.gov.ar

The provincial subdivision holds a population of 284,776 inhabitants in an area of 2,300 km² (888 sq mi), and its capital city is Bahía Blanca, on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean.

SportsEdit

The city of Bahía Blanca has a strong sporting tradition. It is home to two football clubs, Olimpo de Bahía Blanca and Club Villa Mitre (second division).

The city is also well known for its basketball club Estudiantes which is on the Liga Nacional de Basquetbol.

 
Central atlantic part of Argentina.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Bahía Blanca Partido is subdivided into eleven divisions known as localidades:

SettlementsEdit

The main towns in Bahia Blanca Partido are, including its population according to the 2001 census [INDEC]: