Quilmes Partido

Quilmes Partido

Infobox Partido Argentina
name= Quilmes
official name= Partido de Quilmes
coat of arms= Escudo de Quilmes.png

location= location of Quilmes Partido in Gran Buenos Aires
capital= Quilmes
foundation= August, 14th 1812
founder= First Triunvirate's decree
pop= 518,788
density= 4,150.3 Inhabitants/km²
pop change= +1.48% (1991-2001)
resident= "quilmense" "quilmeño/a"
tel= 011
post= B1878
coor= coord|34|43|S|58|16|W
area= 125 km²
dist1= 17km
dist2= 43km
patron= Exaltation of the Holy Cross (september 14th)
mayor= Francisco Gutiérrez, FPV-Polo Social| web= http://www.quilmes.gov.ar
ifam= BUE101

Quilmes is a partido of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, within the Gran Buenos Aires conurbation.

It has an area of 125 square kilometres, and a population of 518,788 (census-ar|2001), making it the third most populus partido in the Gran Buenos Aires. Named after Quilmes Native Americans, its capital is the city of Quilmes.


Quilmes gives its name to one of Argentina's favourite beers, Cerveza Quilmes, which was originally brewed in the area. The company produce about 1.5 billion litres of beer a year, most of which is consumed in Argentina.


Quilmes is home to two football clubs, Quilmes Atlético Club of the Primera Division and Club Atlético Argentino de Quilmes of the regionalised 5th Division.


The first Rivers of Life Church ("Ríos de Vida" in Spanish) was established in Quilmes in 1967. It is a group of over 80 evangelical churches around the world. Rivers of Life, Quilmes has the largest congregation of all the Rivers of Life churches around the world.

Other notable evangelical churches include la Iglesia del Encuentro and la Iglesia del Puente.

Districts (localidades)

* 25 de Mayo
* Barrio Parque
* Bernal
* Don Bosco
* Ezpeleta
* San Francisco Solano
* Quilmes (capital)
* Villa La Florida

External links

* [http://www.quilmes.gov.ar/ Municipalidad de Quilmes - official site] (in Spanish)
* [http://www.elsolquilmes.com.ar/ El Sol, local newspaper] (Spanish)
* [http://www.unq.edu.ar/layout/nota.jsp?idContent=5281 National University of Quilmes] (Spanish)
* [http://www.quilmes.com.ar/home.htm Quilmes Beer Company] (Spanish)
* [http://www.cervecero.com.ar/ Quilmes Atlético Club Website] (Spanish)
* [http://www.geocities.com/epellegrino.geo/caaq/index.htm Argentino de Quilmes Website] (Spanish)
* [http://www.riosdevida.com/ Rivers of Life (Ríos de Vida), Quilmes] (Spanish)
* [http://www.iglesiadelpuente.org/ Iglesia del Puente] (Spanish)

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