La Plata is a partido in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, some 60 kilometres (37 mi) southeast of the city of Buenos Aires.

La Plata
Partido de La Plata
Coat of arms of La Plata
location of La Plata Partido in Buenos Aires Province
location of La Plata Partido in Buenos Aires Province
Coordinates: 34°55′S 57°17′W / 34.917°S 57.283°W / -34.917; -57.283
EstablishedNovember 19, 1882
Founded byDardo Rocha
SeatLa Plata
 • MayorJulio Garro (PRO)
 • Total926 km2 (358 sq mi)
 • Total654,324
 • Density710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Postal Code
Area Code0221

It has an area of 926 km2 (358 sq mi), and a population of 654,324 (2010 census [INDEC]). Its capital is La Plata, which also serves as the capital of the province. La Plata is the centre of the Greater La Plata urban conurbation.

Many of the suburbs have train links to both Buenos Aires and La Plata, and also good road access via the Buenos Aires-La Plata toll highway. There is also an extensive network of buses serving the Greater La Plata area.

The city of Manuel B. Gonnet features the República de los Niños theme park.

Several parks lie along the Camino General Belgrano road, which crosses the partido north-to-south, notably the Parque Pereyra Iraola.

Education Edit

The city has a good number of educational institutions at various levels, both public and private. The most renowned public schools are three of the four members of the UNLP: the Colegio Nacional Rafael Hernández, the Liceo Víctor Mercante and the Bachillerato de Bellas Artes.

La Plata is a symbol of a distinguished and prolific academy.

Educational Institutions
Educational Level Total State Private
 Nivel Inicial 184 82 102
 Nivel Primario 171 96 75
 Nivel Medio 102 48 54
 Nivel Terciario o  Superior no Universitario 42 9 33
Students enrolled
Educational Level Total State Private
 Nivel Inicial 29.111 14.791 14.320
 Nivel Primario 93.575 58.825 34.750
 Nivel Medio 29.884 21.243 8.641
 Nivel Terciario o Superior no Universitario 12.162 4.597 7.565

Sports Edit

La Plata is home to one of the fiercest derby matches (clásicos) in Argentine football, contested between Estudiantes and Gimnasia y Esgrima.[citation needed]

Settlements Edit

According to the definitions provided by INDEC, these are the localities and neighborhoods that are located inside of La Plata Partido.

Localities Edit

Entities Edit

Parajes Edit

Aside from the localities and neighborhoods recognized by INDEC, there are also a number of parajes (roughly translated to rest stops) inside La Plata Partido, which are defined by BAHRA[2] (Base de Asentamientos Humanos de la República Argentina, or Database of Human Settlements of the Argentine Republic).

References Edit

  1. ^ "Estadísticas de Educación de La Plata". Municipalidad de La Plata. Archived from the original on 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2009-02-10.
  2. ^ "BAHRA" (in Spanish). Base de Asentamientos Humanos de la República Argentina. Retrieved 2023-07-07.

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