Definitions for la platalə ˈplɑ tə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
La Pla•talə ˈplɑ tə(n.)
a seaport in E Argentina. 642,979.
Category: Geography (places)
Rio de la Plata, La Plata, Plata River(noun)
an estuary between Argentina and Uruguay
La Plata is the capital city of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and of La Plata partido. According to the 2001 census [INDEC], has a population of 740,369 and its metropolitan area has 894,253 inhabitants. La Plata was planned and developed to serve as the provincial capital after the city of Buenos Aires was federalized in 1880, and it was officially founded by Governor Dardo Rocha on 19 November 1882. Its construction is fully documented in photographs by Tomás Bradley Sutton. La Plata was renamed Eva Perón City between 1952 and 1955. The city is home to two important football teams: Estudiantes de La Plata, that play in the first division, and Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, currently in second division.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a new city, founded in 1884 as capital of the prov. of Buenos Ayres, 30 m. SE. of Buenos Ayres city; rapidly built, it has continued to grow, and has now some handsome buildings, a college, and cotton and woollen manufactures; a canal connects it with the La Plata River.
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