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La Matanza District (Buenos Aires Province, Argentina)

Partido de La Matanza

Last modified: 2008-05-24 by francisco gregoric
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[Flag of La Matanza]
image by Francisco Gregoric, 04 Feb 2006
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About the district

La Matanza District is the most populated district of the Province of Buenos Aires. It is located next to the City of Buenos Aires, capital city of Argentina.
Francisco Gregoric, 04 Feb 2006

The Partido de La Matanza is located next to the city of Buenos Aires. It is 329 Km² and it had a total population of 1,255,288 inhabitants in the last census (2001), being the most populated district of the whole Province of Buenos Aires. The district has several industrial activities.

The district’s name La Matanza (The Killing) recalls a big fight and killing between the Spanish conquerors and the native people in 1536 shortly after the first foundation of Buenos Aires.

Although the district was originally created in 1784, the present day district was created by provincial law in 1864.
Francisco Gregoric, 10 Apr 2008

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Description of the flag

The flag of La Matanza District was the result of a school contest made in 2004. More than 200 schools of the district participated in that contest. A jury chose ten designs that participated in a voting made by school children and young people.

There it was chosen the flag designed by Daniela Ayala and Carla Noemí Aquino, students of the Rural School No. 52 of the Virrey del Pino Town inside La Matanza District.

The upper blue part pays homage to the the Matanza River (the most important one in the district), and the lower white part is inspired by the National Flag. It symbolizes all things that must be done and are pure like the intentions of good men and women. At center a half sun appears like in the flag of the Province of Buenos Aires. It represents strength and power. Inside it and as a red heart there is a "Federalist Star" (the "Federalist Star" is a flower that has been the symbol of Federalism in Argentina since the 19 Century). At both sides of the flag there are green laurel branches that stand for hope.
quoted by Francisco Gregoric, 04 Feb 2006

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