Ciudad Evita, the city of Eva Peron
Ciudad Evita located in Greater Buenos Aires is accepted as a National Historic Monument of Argentina. With a population of 70 thousand, the city is named after Argentina’s legendary First Lady, Eva Peron. Eva was born to a poor family in the village of Los Toldos. She moved to the capital, Buenos Aires, when she was 15 years old and began her career as an artist.
In 1944, at an aid event for earthquake victims in San Juan, she met with Colonel Juan Peron and married him the next year. Juan Peron, endeavoring hard to improve the condition of laborers, became the Prime Minister in 1946 and elected two more times consecutively.
Overcoming all challenges facing her, Eve Peron led the establishment of Women’s suffrage in Argentina. She gave support to labor unions, worked actively for women's rights, organized aid campaigns for children and helped the poor. Being much loved by the people of Argentina, she was nicknamed “Evita” meaning “Little Eva”. Eva Peron, became a legend worldwide as the protector of women's and laborer's rights.