San Isidro Partido

San Isidro is a partido of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina found in the north of Greater Buenos Aires. Its capital is the city of San Isidro. It is 21 km (13 mi) from the city of Buenos Aires.

San Isidro

Partido de San Isidro
Flag of San Isidro
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Coat of arms of San Isidro
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location of San Isidro Partido in Gran Buenos Aires
location of San Isidro Partido in Gran Buenos Aires
Coordinates: 34°28′S 58°30′W / 34.467°S 58.500°W / -34.467; -58.500
CountryArgentina
Established1784
Founded byDomingo de Acassuso
SeatSan Isidro
Government
 • MayorGustavo Posse (Partido Vecinal - JxC)
Area
 • Total51.44 km2 (19.86 sq mi)
Population
 • Total291,608
 • Density5,700/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)sanisidrense
Postal Code
B1642
IFAM
Area Code011
Patron saintSan Isidro Labrador
Websitewww.sanisidro.gob.ar

The founder of San Isidro city was Domingo de Acassuso, who built a cathedral in 1706 dedicated to San Isidro Labrador, having seen him in a dream. Other towns in the municipality are Acassuso, Beccar, Boulougne, Martínez, and Villa Adelina.

The area of the partido is 51.44 km2 (19.9 sq mi). In 2010 there were 291,608 inhabitants.[1] San Isidro borders on the partidos of Tigre, Vicente López, San Martín and San Fernando.

DistrictsEdit

 
flag of San Isidro

CathedralEdit

 
Catedral de San Isidro.
 
Monument in honour of Domingo de Acassuso placed in San Isidro.

The San Isidro cathedral (Catedral de San Isidro in Spanish) was completed on July 14, 1898. Constructed in Neo-Gothic style, it stands 68 m (223 ft) tall. It is located opposite Plaza Mitre in San Isidro's historic quarter.

SportsEdit

FootballEdit

San Isidro is home to Club Atlético Acassuso, a football club that currently plays in the regionalised 3rd Division.

Horse racingEdit

San Isidro is home to a historically prominent Jockey Club, that runs San Isidro's world-class race track, the Hipódromo de San Isidro.

RugbyEdit

San Isidro is the national capital of Rugby and home to two of the most important rugby clubs in the country - SIC (San Isidro Club) and CASI (Club Atlético San Isidro).

SailingEdit

There are a number of sailing clubs on the Río de la Plata.

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