La Plata is the capital city of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. It is placed on the “pampa húmeda” (wet pampas), 56 kilometres south-east of Buenos Aires city, at 34º 55′ south latitude and 57º 17′ west longitude.
- For other places with the same name, see La Plata (disambiguation).
It covers an area of 940.38 km2 and it’s at 9.87 mts. above the sea level.
La Plata was designed around a central axis marked by 51st and 53rd Avenues, where the main buildings and landmarks are located: the Cathedral, City Hall, Plaza Moreno (Moreno square), the Teatro Argentino, the Provincial Legislature and Government house around Plaza San Martín (San Martín square). It was designed by Pedro Benoit and his prestigious team, who are among the most distinguished in the world. His basic design was a perfect square, cut in half diagonally and with squares and parks in the intersections of avenues, grand tree-lined boulevards and a forest near the center of the city.
Its weather is mild, with an annual average temperature of 16.3C and an average rainfall of 1023 mm per year. The average humidity is of 77.6% and the predominant southeast winds blow during four months in the year. Summers are hot and humid while winters are cool and cloudy.