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Country  Argentina
Population  468,561 (1991)
Province  Buenos Aires Province
University  National University of Lanus
Founded  October 20, 1888

Lanus is the capital of Lanus Partido, Buenos Aires Province in Argentina. It lies just south of the capital city Buenos Aires, in the Greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area. The city has a population of 212,152 (2001 census ), and the Partido de Lanus has a total population of 453,500.


Map of Lanus


A major industrial centre, it is served by freight and passenger railway lines. The city has chemical, armaments, textiles, paper, leather and rubber goods, wire, apparel, oils and lubricants industries, as well as tanneries, vegetable and fruit canneries. Several technical schools are located in the city, as well as the Eva Peron Medical Center, one of the largest in the Greater Buenos Aires area.

The city has a football club, Club Atletico Lanus currently playing in the Argentine Primera Division. Club Atletico Lanus also has a basketball team.

Guillermo Gaebeler initiated the towns development, designing its first city master plan. Gaebeler established the town as Villa General Paz on October 20, 1888, and named its first streets and plazas after the numerous battles won by General Jose Maria Paz in the Argentine Civil Wars of the mid-19th century. Lanus was officially renamed in 1955 in honor of Anacarsis Lanus, who owned the land where the city is today located until his death in 1888.

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