|Name||La Plata (partido)|
|Alt names||La Plata Partido|
|La Plata||source: Wikipedia|
|Located in||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
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La Plata is a partido (department) in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, located some 60 kilometers south-east of the city of Buenos Aires.
It has an area of , and a population of 574,369. 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 Manuel B. Gonnet village features the República de los Niños theme park.
Several parks lie along the Camino General Belgrano road, which crosses the department north-to-south, notably the Parque Pereyra Iraola.