Villa Lugano

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Villa Lugano
The General Manuel Savio Hoosin Complex, ane o the lairgest public hoosin wirks in Laitin Americae
The General Manuel Savio Hoosin Complex, ane o the lairgest public hoosin wirks in Laitin Americae
Location o Villa Lugano athin Buenos Aires
Location o Villa Lugano athin Buenos Aires
Kintra Argentinae
Autonomous CeetyBuenos Aires
Area
 • Total9.2 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
Population
 • Tot114,253
 • Density12,000/km2 (32,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (ART)

Villa Lugano is a neebourheid in Buenos Aires, Argentinae, locatit in the sooth o the ceety. It haes a population o approximately 114,000 fowk.

It is delimitit bi Avenida Eva Perón, Avenida General Paz, Calle José Barros Pazos, Avenida Lisandro de la Torre, Avenida Coronel Roca an Calle Escalada.

Villa Lugano wis foondit in 1908, when Swiss ceetizen José Ferdinando Francisco Soldati (foonder o Sociedad Comercial del Plata) established a dounset namit for his hametoun o Lugano.

Soldati wis born on 30 Mey 1864 in Neggio, Ticino, Swisserland, near Lugano. He bocht a ferm near the current location o Calle Murguiondo an Avenida Riestra. The lots wur subdividit an wi the sale o the first parcels, Villa Lugano wis foondit on 18 October 1908.

The Villa Lugano station o the French-awned Ferrocarril Compañía General en la Provincia de Buenos Aires wis inauguratit in 1910; aboot 40 faimilies livit in Villa Lugano bi 1912. The law-leein aurie, kent oreeginally as the Bañado de Flores ("Flores Wetlands") grew slowly till flood-control wirks wur completit alang the Cildañez Stream in the 1960s. It haed developit a wirkin cless profile bi then, an became the steid o ane o the ceety's lairgest villa miseria slums. Villa Lugano wis chosen as the steid o the General Manuel Savio hoosin development. Built bi the Municipal Hoosin Commission atween 1970 an 1973, the complex wis the lairgest public hoosin development built in Buenos Aires, includin ower 12,000 hoosin units an becomin hame tae nearly 30,000 fowk.[1] Borderin Villa Soldati tae the east, Villa Lugano wis separatit frae the umwhile bi municipal edict in 1972. The destrict wis connectit tae the Buenos Aires Subwey bi the Pre-Metro, inauguratit in 1987.

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Coordinates: 34°41′S 58°28′W / 34.683°S 58.467°W / -34.683; -58.467