Marcos Paz is a partido in the Argentine province of Buenos Aires. Its capital city is Marcos Paz.

Marcos Paz Partido
Partido de Marcos Paz
location of Marcos Paz Partido in Buenos Aires Province
location of Marcos Paz Partido in Buenos Aires Province
Coordinates: 34°46′S 58°50′W / 34.767°S 58.833°W / -34.767; -58.833
EstablishedOctober 25, 1878
Founded byprovincial law 1244
SeatMarcos Paz
 • MayorRicardo Pedro Curutchet (PV)
 • Total470 km2 (180 sq mi)
 • Total43,400
 • Density92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Postal Code
Area Code0220

Established on 25 October 1878 (provincial law 1244), Marcos Paz is at the eastern border of Greater Buenos Aires with the rest of the province, although in an administrative sense, it is not considered part of the metropolitan area.

According to the 2001 INDEC National Census, the partido has 43,400 inhabitants, and a population density of 92.34 inhabitants per square kilometre (239.2/sq mi). Marcos Paz's mayor is Ricardo Pedro Curuchet, of the local Partido Vecinalista.

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The town of Marcos Paz, which gives its name to the partido, gradually built up around a train station, Estación Coronel Doctor Marcos Paz. The station was named after Coronel Doctor Marcos Paz, an Argentine politician and vice president to Bartolomé Mitre in 1862.

Mayor edit

Ricardo Curutchet: Affiliated with the UCR, was mayor of Marcos Paz in 2003 with an alliance of parties called "Coalition for Marcos Paz". Government since then in coalition with other forces such as the UCR, the Frente Grande, Peronist sectors, the kichnerismo, Encuentro Popular, independent sectors and progressive neighborhood. Was reelected in 2007 and 2011, reinforcing the Coalition for Marcos paz as a political base of your project.

Marcos Paz within Greater Buenos Aires

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