Lanús (Spanish pronunciation: [laˈnus]) is the capital of Lanús Partido, Buenos Aires Province in Argentina. It lies just south of the capital city Buenos Aires, in the Greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area. The city has a population of 212,152 (2001 census [INDEC]), and the Partido de Lanús has a total population of 453,500.
|Founded||October 20, 1888|
|• Intendant||Néstor Grindetti (Cambiemos)|
|Elevation||9 m (30 ft)|
|Area code(s)||+54 11|
|Patron saint||Santa Teresa de Jesus|
A major industrial centre, it is served by freight and passenger railway lines. The city has chemical, armaments, textiles, paper, leather and rubber goods, wire, apparel, oils and lubricants industries, as well as tanneries, vegetable and fruit canneries. Several technical schools are located in the city, as well as the Eva Perón Medical Center, one of the largest in the Greater Buenos Aires area.
Guillermo Gaebeler initiated the town's development, designing its first city master plan. Gaebeler established the town as Villa General Paz on October 20, 1888, and named its first streets and plazas after the numerous battles won by General José María Paz in the Argentine Civil Wars of the mid-19th century. Lanús was officially renamed in 1955 in honor of Anacarsis Lanús, who owned the land where the city is today located until his death in 1887.
Notable people associated with LanúsEdit
- Horacio Accavallo - boxer
- Luca Andrada - professional footballer
- Hugo Arana - actor
- Alfredo Arias - theatre producer
- Gustavo Cordera - rock musician
- Diego Maradona - football legend, star of the 1986 World Cup
- Ricardo Montaner - famous Latin musician
- Sandro - popular crooner
- Babasónicos - rock band
- Gastón Fernández - football player for Portland Timbers
- Diego Valeri - football player for Club Atlético Lanús, all-time top scorer for Portland Timbers
- Walter Montillo - football player for Shandong Luneng
- Adrian Ricchiuti - football player for Calcio Catania
- Marcela Morelo - Latin singer and composer
- Julie Gonzalo - actress
- Francisco Álvarez - actor
- Ariel González - rock musician, songwriter and arranger
- Sergio Olguín - writer, journalist and editor; wrote a novel, Lanús.
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Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (in Spanish)