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Quilmes(kēl`mēs), city (1991 pop. 509,445), Buenos Aires prov., E Argentina, on the Río de la Plata estuary. It is a district administrative center and a major industrial city, with one of the world's largest breweries as well as numerous distilleries. Other important products include textiles and glass. The city's name derives from the Kilmes, a Native American people who settled on the site in 1666 under the direction of the governor of Río de la Plata prov.
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a city in Argentina, a southeastern suburb of the capital and part of Greater Buenos Aires. Population, 318,000 (1960). Railroad station. Industry includes the production of paper and pulp, textiles, and chemicals and the processing of food.
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a city in E Argentina: a resort and suburb of Buenos Aires. Pop.: 550 069 (1999 est.)
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