Villa Lugano

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Location of Villa Lugano in Buenos Aires
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Villa Lugano is a district in the south of the Argentine capital Buenos Aires . It is one of the larger districts with around 114,000 inhabitants (as of 2001) on an area of ​​9.2 km². The population density of almost 12,400 inhabitants per km² is slightly below the average of Buenos Aires with approx. 13,500 inhabitants / km². The population of the district increased between 1991 and 2001 by 13 percentage points. Together with Villa Soldati and Villa Riachuelo, the district forms the administrative district C8.

Villa Lugano is bordered by the streets Avenida Eva Perón, Av. General Paz , Calle José Barros Pazos, Av. Lisandro de la Torre, Av. Coronel Roca and Calle Escalada.

History and description

The Swiss immigrant José Ferdinando Francisco Soldati (born May 30, 1864 in Neggio, Ticino, Switzerland) bought a farm near the current intersection of Calle Murguiondo and Avenida Riestra. He shared the property and founded the place on October 18, 1908, which he named Lugano in memory of his old homeland . The place developed only gradually: in 1912 there were only about 40 families living there.

Between 1975 and 1980, the Luis Piedrabuena district was built as part of the Plan Alborada housing program . It mainly consists of high-rise buildings, slightly lower apartment blocks and single-family houses.

There are also five Villa Miserias in Villa Lugano , which means that the district, together with Villa Soldati, is one of those with the largest number of slums in the capital.

The Villa Lugano train station was opened on October 18, 1909, and the "Campo de Aviación de Lugano", the country's first airport, on March 23, 1910. The Frenchman Paul Castaibert built the first Argentine aircraft near the airport. Part of the “Universidad Tecnológica Nacional” is located in Villa Lugano today.

The “Parque Indoamericano” is one of the sights of the district. It is about 130 hectares and has more than 4,000 different tree species.

Some of the better-known residents of the district include:

Public transport

Villa Lugano is connected to the city center by the station of the same name on the Belgrano Sur railway line and the Premetro .

See also

Individual evidence

  1. Statistics

Web links

Commons : Villa Lugano  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 34 ° 41 ′  S , 58 ° 29 ′  W