Marcos Paz, Buenos Aires

Marcos Paz, Buenos Aires
Marcos Paz
Marcos Paz is located in Argentina
Marcos Paz
Location in Greater Buenos Aires
Coordinates: 34°46′S 58°50′W / 34.767°S 58.833°W / -34.767; -58.833Coordinates: 34°46′S 58°50′W / 34.767°S 58.833°W / -34.767; -58.833
Country  Argentina
Province Buenos Aires province flag.gif Buenos Aires
Partido Marcos Paz
Founded 1878
Elevation 26 m (85 ft)
Population (2001 census [INDEC])
 - Total 39,151
CPA Base B 1727
Area code(s) +54 220

Marcos Paz is the capital of Marcos Paz Partido, in the Greater Buenos Aires urban agglomeration in the Argentine province of Buenos Aires, located 48 kilometres west of Buenos Aires.

Although the city of Marcos Paz was officially founded in 1878, the city was first established in 1870, near the Estación Coronel Doctor Marcos Paz railway station. With a population of 39.529 (INDEC 2001), it is the county's largest (and only) city.

Famous residents

Juan Carlos Onganía Carballo (1914-1995) military President of Argentina from 29 June 1966 to 8 June 1970.

External links

Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (Spanish)

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