|Elevation||7 m (23 ft)|
|Population (2001 census [INDEC])|
|CPA Base||B 1822|
|Area code(s)||+54 11|
The city was named after Valentín Alsina (1802-1869), two-time Governor of the independent State of Buenos Aires. It is considered one of the historical 'cien barrios porteños,' one of the 100 'barrios' of the city.