Vicente López Partido

Coat of arms of Vicente López
location of Vicente López Partido in Greater Buenos Aires
Vicente López is a partido located in the north of Greater Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. The capital is Olivos. According to the 2001 national census, the partido has 269,420 residents. Vicente López is located 20 km from the city of Buenos Aires and 80 km from La Plata.

Its 33 km² makes Vicente López the smallest partido of Buenos Aires Province.

The partido's name honors Vicente López y Planes, an Argentine writer and politician, the writer of the lyrics of the Argentine National Anthem, governor of Buenos Aires province (after the fall of Juan Manuel de Rosas) and then President of Argentina succeeding Bernardino Rivadavia.

López y Planes also composed El Triunfo Argentino, an ode to the resistance during the English invasion of Buenos Aires. At the beginning it was thought to call it "Olivos", the name of the most important district of Vicente López.

The partido is bordered by the city of Buenos Aires to the South, General San Martín Partido to the West, San Isidro Partido at the North and Río de la Plata to the East.

In 1998, the municipality of Vicente López was named by the United Nations as the best in Latin America and the Caribbean.

This page was last edited on 9 May 2018, at 00:31 (UTC).
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