Rank insignia of an intendant of the Portuguese Public Security Police.
Political division of the province and its capital La Plata (red dot)

Since 1890 the head of the government is called Intendente (Intendant), or Mayor, and is directly elected by the citizens.

- Partidos of Buenos Aires

In Argentina, intendente refers to city mayors – heads of government of municipalities (or partidos in Buenos Aires Province).

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Rank insignia of an intendant of the Portuguese Public Security Police.

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Buenos Aires Province

Largest and most populous Argentine province.

Largest and most populous Argentine province.

Governor Juan Manuel de Rosas (1841 oil portrait by Cayetano Descalzi) ruled until 1852 with an iron fist and kept the fragile Confederation under the tutelage of Buenos Aires Province.
Period illustration of the 1882 placement of La Plata's foundation stone.
Provincial Government House in La Plata
Provincial Legislature in La Plata
Federal courts in La Plata
Köppen climate map of Buenos Aires
Boundaries of the 135 partidos of Buenos Aires Province
Downtown Mar del Plata
View of Bahía Blanca
Downtown La Plata
Curutchet House, World Heritage Site in La Plata
Libertadores de América and Presidente Perón stadiums in Avellaneda.
Port of Bahía Blanca
Soybean fields near Junín
Ministro Pistarini International Airport
CNR CKD8 locomotive at Bahía Blanca Sud railway station

Unlike the other provinces of the country, in the province of Buenos Aires, the territorial divisions are called partidos, instead of departments.

Each partido corresponds to a municipality and is governed by a mayor (intendente) elected by popular vote.