Parque Chas

Parque Chas is a neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina, reinstated on 6 December 2005 through By-law No. 1907/06.

Parque Chas
Parque Chas intersection
Location of Parque Chas within Buenos Aires
Country Argentina
Autonomous CityBuenos Aires
ComunaC15
Area
  Total1.4 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Population
  Total18,926
  Density14,000/km2 (35,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (ART)

Parque Chas is the smallest district in Buenos Aires and is bounded by La Pampa, Triunvirato, Combatientes de Malvinas, Chorroarín, and Constituyentes streets. It is also the only district not organized following a grid pattern. Three streets (Victorica, Avalos and Gándara) meet in the center of the neighborhood forming a six-points intersection. A concentric pattern of streets, named after European cities, surrounds this center. The pattern breaks when drawing closer to the major avenues (La Pampa, Triunvirato, and Avenida de Los Incas), where the grid pattern resumes. There are two small parks within the barrio.

Parque Chas plays a prominent role in Tomas Eloy Martinez' book The Tango Singer.


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