La Plata, the capital of Buenos Ayres, a province of the Argentine Republic, is some 30 miles S. of the town of Buenos Ayres. If is quite a new town, having been founded so recently as 1882. It has many fine modern buildings, and manufactures cotton and woollen tissues. Seven miles from the city are a hospital and an asylum. Its harbour is connected with that of Ensenada by means of a canal.