Vicente López Partido

Vicente López
Partido de Vicente López
Department
Coat of arms of Vicente López
Coat of arms
location of Vicente López Partido in Greater Buenos Aires
location of Vicente López Partido in Greater Buenos Aires
Coordinates: 34°31′S 58°29′W / 34°31′S 58°29′W / -34.517; -58.483
Country Argentina
Established December 21, 1905
Founded by provincial law 2959
Seat Olivos
Government
 • Mayor Jorge Macri, PRO
Area
 • Total 34 km2 (13 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 270,929 [1]
Demonym(s) vicentelopense
Postal Code B1636
IFAM BUE131
Area Code 011
Patron saint Jesús en el Huerto de los Olivos
Website http://www.mvl.gov.ar

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 [2] makes Vicente López the smallest partido of Buenos Aires Province.

Maipú Avenue, the most important of the partido.

Toponymy

Vicente López y Planes.

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.