It is the Capital of the Province of Buenos Aires, the first Argentine state. It is located on the pampas, a distance of 56 kilometers south-east of the city of Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, and 9.87 meters above the sea level.
With a population estimated by the last National Census (2001) for 599,000 inhabitants and a land area of 940.38 square kilometers, reflecting housing density 585.2 people per square kilometer, making it the most populous province.
La Plata is known for its design, a perfect square with the "Historical Axis" preserved intact until now, as well as outstanding design that cross the diagonals forming rhombuses within their environment, forests and placed the precise positions six blocks.
Also, is the most developed and natural seat of the Buenos Aires authorities.
The city was founded by Dardo Rocha since its founding a center of educational excellence and hosts an extremely rich history in the field of culture, the debate of ideas and scientific research.
It is home to three universities that were able to win a prestigious national and international levels: National University of La Plata - UNLP - www.unlp.edu.ar National Technological University - NTU - www.frlp.utn.edu.ar Catholic University of La Plata - UCLP - www.ucalp.edu.ar
The population is predominantly descended from Spanish and Italian, but also highlights German, Arabic, Bolivians, Jews, Paraguayans, Peruvians and Poles.
The trace of the city, designed by architect Pedro Benoit, characterized by a strict grid, and its many avenues and diagonals. The convergence of the two major diagonals, 73 and 74, which cross the city from east to west and from north to south, respectively, takes place in Plaza Moreno.
As we highlight the main attractions many buildings of architectural and historical importance, such as The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conceptionthe most important Gothic church in South America, which began building in 1884 and opened in 1932, coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the city, although it was not until 1999 when the works were completed with the completion of its two towers.
Architecturally the neo-Gothic cathedral called La Colorada, the former central railway station, in 1977 the city lost due to a fire, one of its most valuable monuments: the Teatro Argentino de La Plata, predominantly neoclassic style. Instead they built a new brutalist style theater
It is a very green city, with its largest so-called "Paseo del Bosque" (or simply 'the forest'), with its lake, amphitheater Martin Fierro, the Zoo and Botanical Garden Victorian astronomical observatory, and Natural History Museum, part of the UNLP, with its famous collections.Other attractions are the nearby Parque Pereyra Iraola great and so-called Republic of children in which it is said, he would have inspired Walt Disney to build Disneyland then, there are videos that prove that Disney, prior to building the park, visited the Republic Children's during his visit to Argentina.
The culture has a major role in the city of La Plata. This is reflected in the large amount of cultural centers, theaters, museums, cinemas and libraries that are in the city, as well as the Universidad Nacional de La Plata and the observatory.
La Plata Museum of Natural History. Cultural centers: Centro Cultural Pasaje Dardo Rocha, Centro Cultural Islas Malvinas, Centro Cultural Estación Provincial, Centro Cultural Viejo Almacén El Obrero, Centro de Cultura & Comunicación, Centro Cultural El Núcleo, Centro Actividades Artísticas CRISOLES, Centro Cultural Los Hornos, Centro Cultural y Social El Galpón de Tolosa.
Theaters: Teatro Argentino de La Plata, Teatro Municipal Coliseo Podestá, Anfiteatro Martín Fierro, Teatro La Nonna, Teatro La Hermandad del Princesa, Sala 420, Taller de Teatro de la UNLP, Complejo El Teatro, Teatro La Lechuza.
Museums: Museo de Ciencias Naturales, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Latinoamericano, Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes, Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes, Museo de Arte Fra. Angélico, Museo de Instrumentos Musicales Colección Dr. Emilio Azzarini, Museo Histórico del Fuerte de la Ensenada de Barragán, Museo y Archivo Dardo Rocha, Museo Almafuerte, Museo del Teatro Argentino, Museo José Juan Podestá, Museo de la Catedral, Museo Indigenista Yana Kúntur, Museo Internacional de Muñecos, Museo del Automóvil Colección Rau, Museo del Tango Platense, Museo Policial Inspector Mayor Vesiroglos, Museo Histórico Contralmirante Chalier (Escuela Naval de Río Santiago), Museo Histórico Militar Tte. Julio A. Roca, Museo de Anatomía Veterinaria Dr. Víctor M. Arroyo, Museo de Artesanía Tradicional Juan Alfonso Carrizo, Museo de Astronomía y Geofísica, Museo de Botánica y Farmacognosia Dr. Carlos Spegazzini, Museo y Casa de Descanso Samay Huasi, Museo de Física, Museo de Historia de la Medicina Dr. Santiago Gorostiague, Museo Biblioteca de Química y Farmacia Prof. Dr. Carlos Sagastume, Museo de Odontología, Museo de Ciencias Agrarias y Forestales Prof. Julio Ocampo.
Libraries: Biblioteca Central General José de San Martín, Biblioteca Municipal Francisco López Merino, Biblioteca de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Biblioteca de la Legislatura de la Provincia.
Cinemas: Cinema San Martín, Cinema 8, Cinema City, Cinema Paradiso, Cinema Rocha, Cine Select, Espacio INCAA km. 60
Another alternative is offered by the city's many parks and squares you have, which are a major attraction for those who enjoy time outdoors.
A big attraction is the Unique Stadium of La Plata, where football matches are played for the Argentine First Tournament presented shows of artists nationally and internationally.
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Its climate is temperate, with an average temperature of 16.3 C and annual rainfall in 1023 mm calculated. The average annual humidity is 77.6 and the prevailing wind is from the Southeast, manifested for 4 months a year.
With respect to local transportation, the main one is the bus. The city has a bus station and train station.
As other options, the city has an extensive marketing network, a varied and high level of cuisine, and for those interested in nightlife, variety of bars and discos. As other options, the city has an extensive marketing network, a varied and high level of cuisine, and for those interested in nightlife, variety of bars and discos.
As for the hospital service, the city has a large number of health care facilities, among which we highlight: - Prof. Dr. Rodolfo Rossi HIGA According to the classification of complexity in Healthcare, has always received referrals from all parties in the province and even from other provinces and neighboring countries, so it has been defined as Acute General Hospital Interzonal. Hospital work in the various chairs of the Faculty of Medicine, UNLP and has 16 homes in various specialties for health professionals.
The campus consists of 850 employees, of which just over 340 professionals. Has the only service of Ophthalmology in the Province of Buenos Aires with guards 24 hours, it referral center. It also undertakes PRACTICES OF HIGH COMPLEXITY including corneal transplants, and has the single Board of Spinal Cord Injury Hospitalization of the Province of Buenos Aires.
-HIGA San Martín -Interzonal Hospital of Acute Sup Specializes in Pediatrics Sor Maria Ludovica is the most complex institution for pediatric care in the Province of Buenos Aires. Provincial referral center often exceeds the limits of the province and even the country. It develops medical assistance, teaching and research.
The city of La Plata has the particularity of being the only place (with Berisso and Ensenada) in the country where the burning of Momos (Dolls similar to those cremated at the Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain) is held every New Year's Eve. Hundreds of dolls are burnt to celebrate the end of the year and the beginning of a new year. Competitions for the best doll is awarded by the La Plata municipality and media. Every 18 April is International Day For Monuments and Sites. That day, buses with tour guides leave from the Centro Cultural Pasaje Dardo Rocha to the various historical monuments of La Plata, Berisso and Ensenada, being the activity free. In addition, every year on 19 November, the anniversary of the city is held with recitals and a fireworks show at the Plaza Moreno. In La Plata, as well as in all of Argentina, the first day of spring is celebrated along with National Student's Day on 21 September. On this date, the municipality organizes concerts both in the Paseo del Bosque and Plaza Moreno