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Lomas de Zamora

Lomas de Zamora
City Hall
Full nameLomas de Zamora
Official nameLomas de Zamora
ProvinceBuenos Aires
PartidoLomas de Zamora
Elevation65.6 ft (20 m)
Total Population111897 (2001)
Density (pop.)5589/km2 (14475.5/sq mi)
Other information
CPA BaseB 1832
Area code+54 11

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Lomas de Zamora is a city in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, located next to the border of Buenos Aires City and within the metropolitan area of Greater Buenos Aires.

It is the capital of Lomas de Zamora Partido and has a population of 111,897.Lomas de Zamora is located in a region that supports livestock, grain, fruit, and poultry farms. Industries include meat packing, grain, and fruit processing, saw milling, and the manufacture of dairy products, chemicals, rubber and paper products, and plastic and leather goods.

The city is the site of the traditional Lomas Athletic Club, an agricultural school and an art museum. The Universidad de Lomas de Zamora (UNLZ) is one of the most important in the Greater Buenos Aires area. Founded in 1864 as Ciudad de La Paz, the city was given its current name in 1910; the art deco city hall was inaugurated in 1938.

The city's local soccer team is Club Los Andes* (usually referred to as the "Mil rayitas" or "The thousand stripes" because of the design of the team's official t-shirt) which is currently playing in Argentine's Primera B Division."Los Andes" home matches usually brings thousands of fans.

Eduardo Duhalde, a Justicialist Party figure elected mayor in 1983, was elected Vice President of Argentina in 1989, Governor of Buenos Aires Province in 1991, and was appointed interim President of Argentina, serving in 2002-03. He became among the prospective candidates expressing interest in the 2011 presidential race.

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