is a western partido
Departments form the second level of administrative division in the provinces of Argentina. There are no departments in the city of Buenos Aires, which has so far been divided into neighbourhoods as its administrative divisions, but is to be divided now into communes by a recently passed local act...
of Greater Buenos Aires
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in Buenos Aires Province
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, in Argentina
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. It is a district located on the far western outskirts of the city.
The Partido and its capital are named after Martín Rodríguez (1771-1845), a hero of the defense of Buenos Aires from the British invasion of 1806, a veteran of the Argentine War of Independence
The Argentine War of Independence was fought from 1810 to 1818 by Argentine patriotic forces under Manuel Belgrano, Juan José Castelli and José de San Martín against royalist forces loyal to the Spanish crown...
and a former governor of Buenos Aires.
General Rodríguez is located in the northeast portion of Buenos Aires Province, and it is 52 kilometres away from Buenos Aires City. It is also bounded by Pilar, Moreno, Marcos Paz, Merlo and Luján cities. The physical geography of the place corresponds to the Urbanized Prairie Pampeana of Buenos Aires.
According to the preliminary estimates of the total population for General Rodríguez of the census of 2010, the population is 87,491 inhabitants.
• Population in 1991: 48,383 inhabitants (INDEC, 1991)
• Population in 2001: 67,931 inhabitants (INDEC, 2001)
Sports in the city
Located in one of the best areas of the countryside in the region, General Rodríguez, Buenos Aires, holds the most important polo clubs in Argentina. Thanks to the combination of pure thoroughbred horses and pingos of polo in this spot of the Argentinean pampas, the distinguished sports is much more than a tradition.
External links Acción (local newspaper) Website for Gral. Rodríguez