Avellaneda is a port city in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the head town of the Avellaneda Partido. Its population is 328,980 as per the .
Avellaneda sits in the metropolitan area of the Greater Buenos Aires, and is connected to Buenos Aires City by several bridges over the Riachuelo River. A major rail center, Avellaneda is also one of the foremost commercial and industrial centers of Argentina. It contains textile mills, meat-packing and grain-processing plants, oil refineries, metallurgical works, extensive docking facilities, and markets for farm and ranch products. The city is also the home of two important Argentine football clubs: Independiente and Racing Club.
The city was formerly known as Barracas al Sur; it was renamed on January 11 1904 after the statesman Nicolas Avellaneda.
Municipality of Avellaneda - Official website.
Avellaneda Website/forum - Neighborhood website.
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