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Full nameAvellaneda
Official nameAvellaneda
ProvinceBuenos Aires
FoundedApril 7, 1852
Elevation6.6 ft (2 m)
Total Population24313 (2001)
Other information
CPA BaseB 1870
Area code+54 11

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Avellaneda (-esaβeʎaˈneða) is a port city in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the seat of the Avellaneda Partido, whose population was 328,980 as per the 2001.

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. Its population has been stable since around 1960. Avellaneda's largest employers are textile mills, meat-packing and grain-processing plants, oil refineries, metallurgical works, extensive docking facilities, and markets for farm and ranch products.

Avellaneda is also the home of two of the most important Argentine football clubs: Independiente and Racing.

The city was formerly known as Barracas al Sur; it was renamed on January 11, 1904 after the statesman Nicolás Avellaneda.

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