General Rodríguez Partido

General Rodríguez is a western partido of Buenos Aires Province, in Argentina. It is a district on the far western outskirts of Greater Buenos Aires.

General Rodríguez
Partido de General Rodríguez
location of General Rodriguez Partido in Gran Buenos Aires
location of General Rodriguez Partido in Gran Buenos Aires
Coordinates: 34°37′S 58°57′W / 34.617°S 58.950°W / -34.617; -58.950
Established25 October 1878
Named forMartín Rodríguez
SeatGeneral Rodríguez
 • MayorJuan Pablo Anghileri
 • Total360 km2 (140 sq mi)
 • Total87,491
 • Density240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Postal Code
Area Code0237
Patron saintNuestra Señora del Carmen
Location in the Buenos Aires urban area

Name edit

The partido and its capital are named after Martín Rodríguez, a hero of the defense of Buenos Aires from the British invasion of 1806, a veteran of the Argentine War of Independence, and a former governor of Buenos Aires.

Geographic Location edit

General Rodríguez is in the northeast portion of Buenos Aires Province, and it is 52 kilometres (32 mi) from Buenos Aires City. It is also bounded by Pilar, Moreno, Marcos Paz, Merlo and Luján cities. The physical geography of the place corresponds to the Urbanised Pampeana Prairie of Buenos Aires.

Population edit

According to the preliminary estimates of the total population for General Rodríguez of the census of 2010, the population is 87,491 inhabitants.

• Population in 1991: 48,383 inhabitants (INDEC, 1991) • Population in 2001: 67,931 inhabitants (INDEC, 2001)

Sports in the city edit

General Rodríguez is home to several polo clubs of Argentina.

External links edit