Place:La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina


NameLa Plata
Alt namesBuenos Airessource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 649
Eva Perónsource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-53
Coordinates34.867°S 57.917°W
Located inBuenos Aires, Argentina     (1882 - )
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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La Plata is the capital city of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and of the partido de La Plata. According to the , it has a population of 740,369 and its metropolitan area has 894,253 inhabitants.

La Plata was planned and developed to serve as the provincial capital after the city of Buenos Aires was federalized in 1880, and it was officially founded by Governor Dardo Rocha on 19 November 1882. Its construction is fully documented in photographs by Tomás Bradley Sutton. La Plata was renamed Eva Perón City (Ciudad Eva Perón) between 1952 and 1955.

The city is home to two important football (soccer) teams: Estudiantes de La Plata, that plays in the first division, and Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, who ascended back to first division in 2013.

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