La Paternal, Buenos Aires

La Paternal or Paternal (English: The Paternal) is a neighborhood or district in the centre of Buenos Aires city, Argentina. It was founded in 1904 by a city decree (decreto) and was named 'La Paternal' after the train station in the neighbourhood, a former industrial zone.

La Paternal
Location of La Paternal within Buenos Aires
Location of La Paternal within Buenos Aires
Autonomous CityBuenos Aires
 • Total2.4 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
 (2001 census [INDEC])
 • Total20,053
 • Density8,400/km2 (22,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (ART)

La Paternal neighbours the following barrios: Agronomía, Chacarita, Villa Crespo, Villa General Mitre, Villa Santa Rita and Caballito.

Primarily a residential quarter, it has mostly condos and single-family homes, and a shopping district on its main venue, Avenida San Martín.

The barrio is traditionally associated with Argentinos Juniors football team, whose social headquarters is at the northern part of the neighbourhood.

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34°36′S 58°28′W / 34.600°S 58.467°W / -34.600; -58.467