Mar del Plata is an Argentine city in the southeast part of Buenos Aires Province located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the head of General Pueyrredón Partido. Mar del Plata is the second largest city in Buenos Aires Province. The name "Mar del Plata" has the meaning of "sea of the Silver region" or "adjoining sea to the (River) Silver region". Mar del Plata is one of the major fishing ports and the biggest seaside beach resort in Argentina.
With a population of 614,350 as per the 2010 census [INDEC], it is the 7th largest city in Argentina.