Malvinas Argentinas Partido

Malvinas Argentinas
Partido de Malvinas Argentinas
Coat of arms of Malvinas Argentinas
Coat of arms
location of Malvinas Argentinas Partido in Gran Buenos Aires
location of Malvinas Argentinas Partido in Gran Buenos Aires
Coordinates: 34°27′S 58°37.8′W / 34°27′S 58°37.8′W / -34.450; -58.6300
EstablishedOctober 20, 1994
Founded byprovincial law 11551
SeatLos Polvorines
 • MayorJesús Cataldo Cariglino, PJ
 • Total63 km2 (24 sq mi)
 • Total321,833[1]
Postal CodeB1613
Area Code011

Malvinas Argentinas Partido is a partido in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, in the Gran Buenos Aires urban area. It has an area of 63.8 km2 (24.6 sq mi) and a population of 321,833 (2010 census [INDEC]).[1]

Its name reflects Argentina's claims of sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas in Spanish). It was created on October 20, 1994 by Provincial Law #11551, taking some of the territory of former General Sarmiento Partido.

Los Polvorines is its capital, founded on the Ferrocarril General Manuel Belgrano railway, along with the neighboring town of Del Viso. The union of the lands around these two train stations originated the district.

By Decree #4520, the federal government on 17 December 1908, created the train stop Los Polvorines, which name came from the Sargento Cabral munitions depot (polvorín in Spanish), established by the Argentine Army nearby.