Rosario

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Rosario is a city in the center-east of Argentina, about 300 km (190 mi) northwest from Buenos Aires. It is the main city of Santa Fe Province. As of 2008 Rosario metropolitan area has a population of around 1,300,000 inhabitants, making it Argentina's third-largest city. The city is on the Paraná River.

Rosario
City & Municipality
From top, left to right: aerial view of Rosario Center District, Rosario Board of Trade, National Flag Memorial, Clemente Álvarez Emergency Hospital, Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Oroño Boulevard, Rosario City Hall, Perpetuo Socorro Church, and Rosario-Victoria Bridge
Flag of Rosario
Official seal of Rosario
Nickname(s): 
"Birthplace of the Argentine Flag", "The Argentine Chicago"[1][2]
Rosario is located in Argentina
Rosario
Rosario
Location of Rosario in Argentina
Rosario is located in South America
Rosario
Rosario
Rosario (South America)
Coordinates: 32°57′27″S 60°38′22″W / 32.95750°S 60.63944°W / -32.95750; -60.63944Coordinates: 32°57′27″S 60°38′22″W / 32.95750°S 60.63944°W / -32.95750; -60.63944
Country Argentina
ProvinceTemplate:Country data Santa Fe
Government
 • IntendantPablo Javkin[1] (CREO Party)
Area code0341
Websiterosario.gob.ar

It is called Rosario because of the Virgin of the Rosary, whose image remains at the cathedral, in the same place as the original chapel.

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Location of Rosario City in Argentina.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Sitio de la Municipalidad de Rosario". Sitio de la Municipalidad de Rosario.
  2. Página del Ministerio de Educación de la Nación sobre el Monumento Histórico Nacional a la Bandera. Archived 2009-02-22 at the Wayback Machine

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