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La Plata Travel Guide, Argentina

The city of La Plata is the capital city for Buenos Aires Province of Argentina. This city is also the capital of the department of Argentina which is also called as La Plata Partido. The city of La Plata was given the tag of capital once the city of Buenos Aires was called as the capital city for Argentina.

The city of La Plata is one of those cities that are designed way before there foundation is laid. One can get into the city of La Plata via the highway that connects the city of Buenos Aires to the city of La Plata. It’s a straight drive! The city of La Plata is around 55 kilometers in distance from the city of Buenos Aires. Else one can use the famous Constitution Railway Station to get to the city of La Plata. Two more highways for getting into the city of La Plata are the N11 provincial route and the N36 national route.

La Plata has always had the advantage of being located in the proximity of Buenos Aires and this reflects well in its design. It is amongst the few well planned metropolitan cities on this planet. The public buildings and the surrounding areas reflect the perfect blend of design which has been used to design the major cities of Europe. The city of La Plata is also famous by the tag line of City of Diagonals due to the way in which the design of streets has been accomplished.

The climate of La Plata is bearable with warm summers with humid surroundings. Winters are mild enough for people to enjoy the climate. The annual average temperature is around 17 degree Celsius with humid atmosphere throughout the year. This happens due to the proximity of La Plata with Plate River. The city experiences around 1024 MM of rainfall every year.

The city of La Plata expands over an area of around 950 kilometer square with almost a kilometer above sea level. The city is situated in the region of ‘pampa húmeda’ which is also called as wet pampas in English. As per the census of year 2001 the city of La Plata has population of around 600000 inhabitants and the metropolitan region of La Plata has the population of around 700000 inhabitants.

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