is a partido
of Buenos Aires Province
, within the Gran Buenos Aires conurbation
It has an area of 125 square kilometres
, and a population of 580,829 (), making it the third most populus partido in the Gran Buenos Aires. Named after the Quilmes Tribe
, its capital is the city of Quilmes
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Quilmes gives its name to one of Argentina's favourite beers, Cerveza Quilmes
, which was originally brewed in the area. The company produce about 1.5 billion litres of beer a year, most of which is consumed in Argentina.
Quilmes is home to two football clubs, Quilmes Atlético Club
of the Primera Division
and Club Atlético Argentino de Quilmes
of the regionalised 5th Division
. The city also stands out in many other sports, including field hockey
, among others.
In 1666 was established the Cathedral of Quilmes (Catedral de Quilmes in Spanish). In 1976 a papal bull created the Diócesis de Quilmes
. The first minister was Padre Obispo Jorge Novak
, famous for his defense of Human Rights during the Proceso de Reorganización Nacional
The first Rivers of Life
Church ("Ríos de Vida
" in Spanish) was established in Quilmes in 1967. It is a group of over 80 evangelical
churches around the world. Rivers of Life
, Quilmes has the largest congregation of all the Rivers of Life churches around the world.
Other notable evangelical churches include... Read More