Capitán Sarmiento Partido

Capitán Sarmiento
Partido de Capitán Sarmiento
Location of Capitán Sarmiento Partido in Buenos Aires Province
Location of Capitán Sarmiento Partido in Buenos Aires Province
Coordinates: 34°11′S 59°46′W / 34°11′S 59°46′W / -34.183; -59.767
EstablishedDecember 12, 1961
Founded byProvincial law 2959
SeatCapitán Sarmiento
 • MayorFrancisco Álvarez, Partido Vecinal
 • Total12,854
Postal CodeB2752
Area Code02478
Patron saintSan Carlos Borromeo

Capitán Sarmiento Partido is a partido of Buenos Aires Province in Argentina.

The provincial subdivision has a population of around 12,500 inhabitants in an area of 617 km2 (238 sq mi), and its capital city is Capitán Sarmiento, which is around 160 km (99 mi) from Buenos Aires.

The city of Capitán Sarmiento gradually built up around a railway station between San Antonio de Areco and Pergamino. The railway station was named in honour of Domingo Fidel Sarmiento, (adopted son of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento), who died in the Battle of Curupaytí in the Paraguayan War. The town and eventually the partido became known by the same name as the train station.