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Rosario
Skyline of Rosario
Location of Rosario
Coordinates: 32°57′0.0″S 60°40′0.0″W / -32.95, -60.666667
Country Argentina
Province Santa Fe
Department Rosario
Government
 - Mayor Miguel Lifschitz
Area
 - City 178 km²  (68.7 sq mi)
Elevation 22.5 m (74 ft)
Population
 - City 909,397
 - Density 5,112/km² (13,240/sq mi)

Rosario is the largest city of the province of Santa Fe, Argentina. It is located 300 km (187 miles) northwest of Buenos Aires, on the western shore of the Paraná River. It has 909,397 residents as of the 2001 census [INDEC]. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Rosario,_Argentina_-_Situation_map. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Argentina is subdivided in 23 provinces (Spanish: provincias, singular - provincia) and 1 federal district (capital federal). ... Santa Fe is a province of Argentina, located in the north of the country. ... Departments (Spanish: departamentos) form the second level of administrative division in the provinces of Argentina. ... The Rosario Department (in Spanish, Departamento Rosario) is an administrative subdivision (departamento) of the province of Santa Fe, Argentina. ... Roberto Miguel Lifschitz (born September 13, 1955 in Rosario), is the current mayor of the city of Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... ‹ The template below (Unit of length) is being considered for deletion. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Argentina is subdivided in 23 provinces (Spanish: provincias, singular - provincia) and 1 federal district (capital federal). ... Santa Fe is a province of Argentina, located in the north of the country. ... The sun rising over the Paraná River, from the north-east of Rosario, Argentina. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... National Statistics and Censuses Institute (Spanish: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos, INDEC) is the Argentine government agency responsible for the collection and processing of statistical data. ...


Rosario is the head town of the Rosario Department and is located at the core of the most important industrial corridor in Argentina. Its suburbia and several neighboring towns form a metropolitan area, Greater Rosario, with 1,121,441 inhabitants. The Rosario Department (in Spanish, Departamento Rosario) is an administrative subdivision (departamento) of the province of Santa Fe, Argentina. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Greater Rosario is the metropolitan area of the city of Rosario, in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina. ...


The city is a major railroad terminal and the shipping center for northeastern Argentina. Ocean steamers reach the city via the Paraná River, which allows the existence of a 34-feet deep port. The Port of Rosario is subject to silting and must be dredged periodically. [1] Exports include wheat, flour, hay, linseed and other vegetable oils, corn, sugar, lumber, meats, hides, and wool. Manufactures include flour, sugar, meat products, and other foodstuffs. A bridge running over the Paraná River to connect Rosario with the city of Victoria across the Paraná Delta was opened in 2003. French 1912 drawing of typical elements of railways Railway tracks running through Stanhope railway station in North East England, UK A railway yard in Portland, Oregon. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... For other uses, see Port (disambiguation). ... The Port of Rosario is an inland port and a major goods-shipping center of Argentina, located in the city of Rosario, province of Santa Fe, on the right-hand (western) shore of the Paraná River, about 550 km upstream from the Atlantic Ocean, at 32° 56′ 42″ S, 60... Silt is soil or rock derived granular material of a specific grain size. ... // For other uses, see Dredge (disambiguation). ... Species T. aestivum T. boeoticum T. compactum T. dicoccoides T. dicoccon T. durum T. monococcum T. spelta T. sphaerococcum T. timopheevii References:   ITIS 42236 2002-09-22 For the indie rock group see: Wheat (band). ... For other uses, see Flour (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Hay (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Linum usitatissimum L. Linnaeus, 17?? Common flax (also known as linseed) is a member of the Linaceae family, which includes about 150 plant species widely distributed around the world. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with cooking oil. ... This article is about the maize plant. ... This article is about sugar as food and as an important and widely-traded commodity. ... Timber in storage for later processing at a sawmill Lumber or Timber is a term used to describe wood, either standing or that has been processed for use—from the time trees are felled, to its end product as a material suitable for industrial use—as structural material for construction... Kinnikuman character, see Meat Alexandria. ... Look up hide in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Long and short hair wool at the South Central Family Farm Research Center in Boonesville, Arizona Wool is the fiber derived from the fur of animals and people of the Caprinae family, principally sheep, but the hair of certain species of other mammals such as goats and rabbits and oxes... The cable-stayed Rosario-Victoria Bridge, spanning the Paraná River Rosario-Victoria Bridge (in Spanish, Puente Rosario-Victoria) is the informal name of the physical connection between the Argentine cities of Rosario (province of Santa Fe) and Victoria (province of Entre Ríos). ... Victoria is a small city in the southwest of the province of Entre Ríos, Argentina. ... View of the delta from space (ISS, 2003) The Paraná Delta is the delta of the Paraná River in Argentina. ...


Along with Paraná, Rosario is one of the few Argentine cities that cannot point to a particular individual as its founder. The city's patron is the Virgin of the Rosary (feast day October 7). Paraná is the capital city of the Argentine province of Entre Ríos, located on the eastern shore of the Paraná River, opposite the city of Santa Fe, capital of the neighbouring Santa Fe Province. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Monument in downtown Rosario.
Monument in downtown Rosario.
The artificial lake of the Parque Independencia
A villa miseria (shantytown) in northwestern Rosario.
A villa miseria (shantytown) in northwestern Rosario.
Main article: History of Rosario

The permanent settlement of today's Rosario area began of the 17th century. There was no clear foundation date. The first landowner was Captain Luis Romero de Pineda, and the first formal colonial settlement was initiated by Santiago de Montenegro, who was appointed Mayor in 1751. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 941 KB) Summary The National Flag Memorial (Monumento Nacional a la Bandera) in Rosario, Argentina, near the banks of the Paraná River. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 941 KB) Summary The National Flag Memorial (Monumento Nacional a la Bandera) in Rosario, Argentina, near the banks of the Paraná River. ... Image File history File links Rosario_Lago_Pequeño. ... Image File history File links Rosario_Lago_Pequeño. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 749 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Rosario Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 749 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Rosario Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Homes in a villa miseria in Rosario. ... Location of Rosario in Argentina. ...


On 27 February 1812, General Manuel Belgrano raised the newly created Argentine flag on the shores of the Paraná, for the first time. is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... Manuel Belgrano (June 3, 1770 – June 20, 1820) was an Argentine lawyer, politician, and military leader, born in Buenos Aires. ... “Flag of Argentina” redirects here. ...


Until the 1850s Rosario was a small village of 3,000 inhabitants, with its port banned from foreign trade by an 1841 decree of Juan Manuel de Rosas. On 5 August 1852 Rosario was declared a city after a request by Justo José de Urquiza, who also opened up international trade. By 1880, Rosario had become the first export outlet of Argentina; in 1887 it had about 50,000 inhabitants. It was even declared the federal capital in three occasions, but each time it was vetoed by the Executive Branch. General de Rosas Juan Manuel de Rosas (born Juan Manuel José Domingo Ortiz de Rozas y López de Osornio, 1793-1877) was a conservative Argentine politician who ruled Argentina from 1829 to 1852. ... is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Justo José de Urquiza y García (October 18, 1801 â€“ April 11, 1870) was an Argentine general and politician. ...


In the last 15 years of the century, the city more than doubled in population, in part owing to immigration. Demographic growth took its toll of bad living conditions, epidemics and labour exploitation.


In 1911 the French-owned railway company Ferrocarril Rosario y Puerto Belgrano opened a line between Rosario and Argentina's main naval base in Puerto Belgrano. The Ferrocarril Rosario y Puerto Belgrano (FCRPB) (in English: Rosario and Puerto Belgrano Railway) was a French-owned railway company which operated a broad gauge (5ft 6in), single track line between the cities of Rosario and Puerto Belgrano in Argentina. ... The Base Naval Puerto Belgrano (English: Port Belgrano Naval base) is the largest naval base of the Argentine Navy, situated near Bahía Blanca, some 700 km south of Buenos Aires. ...


By 1926 Rosario had 407,000 inhabitants, 47% of them foreign, many brought from Europe in the wake of World War I. “The Great War ” redirects here. ...


In 1946 Rosario massively supported Juan Perón's rise to power. The city received the benefits of the nationalization and subsidizing of many industries. Perón was deposed in 1955. In 1969 workers and students took the streets to protest against the dictatorship (Rosariazo). During the dictatorship started in 1976, hundreds of citizens were "disappeared" by the government. The city hosted some matches of the Football World Cup 1978. Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Juan Domingo Perón (October 8, 1895 – July 1, 1974) was an Argentine soldier and politician, elected three times as President of Argentina and serving from 1946 to 1955 and from 1973 to 1974. ... Nationalization or nationalisation is the act of transferring assets into public ownership. ... In economics, a subsidy is generally a monetary grant given by a government to lower the price faced by producers or consumers of a good, generally because it is considered to be in the public interest. ... The Revolución Libertadora (Spanish, Liberating Revolution) was a military uprising that ended the second presidential term of Juan Domingo Perón in Argentina, in 1955. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... The Rosariazo was a protest movement that consisted in demonstrations and strikes, in Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina, between May and September 1969, during the military dictatorial rule of de facto President General Juan Carlos Onganía. ... Jorge Rafael Videla, first president of the Proceso Proceso de Reorganización Nacional (Spanish, National Reorganization Process, often simply Proceso) was the name given by its leaders to the dictatorial regime that ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1983. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Disappear redirects here. ... The 1978 Football World Cup was held in Argentina. ...


In 1983 Argentina returned to democratic rule. Hyperinflation caused an economic collapse of the country in 1989. In Rosario there were riots with episodes of looting. Under the Menem administration the situation became worse as the industrial sector of the city was dismantled by foreign competition and the agricultural exports stagnated. In 1995 unemployment in the area reached 21.1%, and a large part of Rosario's population fell under the poverty line. Since then, villas miseria (shantytowns) have grown, usually augmented by internal migration from poorer areas of the country (particularly Chaco); the last survey (1996) indicated the presence of 91 "precarious urban settlements", with 115,000 inhabitants. [2] For other uses, see Democracy (disambiguation). ... Certain figures in this article use scientific notation for readability. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... The 1989 food riots were a series of riots and related episodes of looting in stores and supermarkets in Argentina, during the last part of the presidency of Raúl Alfonsín, between May and June 1989. ... Looting (which derives via the Hindi lut from Sanskrit lung, to rob), sacking, plundering, or pillaging is the indiscriminate taking of goods by force as part of a military or political victory, or during a catastrophe or riot, such as during war,[1] natural disaster,[2] or rioting. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ... Homes in a villa miseria in Rosario. ... Shanty towns are units of irregular low-cost and self-constructed housing built on terrain seized and occupied illegally -- usually on lands belonging to third parties, most often located in the urban periphery of the cities. ... Chaco is an Argentine province located on the north of the country, near the border with Paraguay. ...


Since the recovery of the national economy that followed the 2001 collapse, Rosario's economic situation has improved. The boom in agricultural exports has caused a large amount of consumer spending and investment. Mayor Miguel Lifschitz's administration is taking advantage of the economic boom to invest heavily in public works, as well as public health (which takes up about a quarter of the whole budget). Argentina benefits from rich natural resources, a highly literate population, an export-oriented agricultural sector, and a diversified industrial base. ... The Argentine economic crisis was part of the situation that affected Argentinas economy during the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... Invest redirects here. ... Roberto Miguel Lifschitz (born September 13, 1955 in Rosario), is the current mayor of the city of Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina. ... Look up Public works in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up budget in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Institutions

Faculty of Engineering of the UNR, on Pellegrini Avenue.
Faculty of Engineering of the UNR, on Pellegrini Avenue.

Rosario is an important educational center on the national and international level. It is the home of the National University of Rosario (UNR) since 1968, and of a regional faculty of the National Technological University (UTN), which are both public and free; also the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (UCA), the Austral University, the University of the Latin American Educational Center (UCEL) and the Interamerican Open University (UAI), which are private institutions. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 916 KB) Summary The Faculty of Exact Sciences, Engineering and Agricultural Measurement of the Rosario National University (Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Ingeniería y Agrimensura de la Universidad Nacional de Rosario), a major public university in Rosario, Argentina. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 916 KB) Summary The Faculty of Exact Sciences, Engineering and Agricultural Measurement of the Rosario National University (Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Ingeniería y Agrimensura de la Universidad Nacional de Rosario), a major public university in Rosario, Argentina. ... Faculty of Engineering Faculty of Medicine Faculty of Humanities and Art The Universidad Nacional de Rosario (National University of Rosario, UNR) is a research, educational and public university located in the city of Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina. ... Faculty of Engineering Faculty of Medicine Faculty of Humanities and Art The Universidad Nacional de Rosario (National University of Rosario, UNR) is a research, educational and public university located in the city of Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina. ... The Universidad Tecnológica National (National Technological University, UTN) is a national university of Argentina, which specializes in the teaching of engineering sciences. ... Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (in English, Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina is a private university with branches in several cities of Argentina. ... Austral University (in Spanish, Universidad Austral) is a for-profit private university in Argentina, based in Buenos Aires and with seats in Pilar (Buenos Aires Province), and Rosario (Santa Fe). ... The University of the Latin American Educational Center is a for-profit private university based in Rosario, Argentina. ... The Interamerican Open University (in Spanish, Universidad Abierta Interamericana, UAI) is a private university in Argentina. ...


Rosario is also seat of the football clubs Rosario Central (founded 1889) and Newell's Old Boys (founded 1903), both of whom play in the Primera División Argentina, plus ¨Club Atlético Central Córdoba who currently play in Primera B Metropolitana and Club Atlético Tiro Federal Argentino who are currently in Primegkgkgkgkgra B Nacional Argentina. A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Former crest Club Atlético Rosario Central is a football club in Rosario, Argentina. ... Club Atlético Newells Old Boys is a popular football team from Rosario, Argentina, founded in 1903. ... Primera División (First Division) is the top category of Argentine football (soccer), and it is organized by the Argentine Football Association. ... Central Córdoba are a football club from Rosario in Santa Fe, Argentina. ... Primera B Metropolitana is one of the two regionalised leagues that form the third tier in the AFA league system. ... Tiro Federal is an Argentine sports club from the city of Rosario, province of Santa Fe, whose football (soccer) team is currently playing in the Argentine first division. ...


The city has three notable newspapers: La Capital (Argentina's oldest still-published newspaper, founded 1867), Rosario/12 (founded 1991), and El Ciudadano & la Región (founded 1999). La Capital is a daily Spanish-language newspaper edited and published in Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina. ... Rosario/12 is a newspaper based in Rosario, Argentina, which is distributed in the city as a supplement of Buenos Aires-based Página/12. ...


The city has several museums, among which are to be noted: the Juan B. Castagnino Fine Arts Museum, the Firma y Odilo Estévez Municipal Decorative Art Museum, the Dr. Julio Marc Provincial Historical Museum, the Museum of the City, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rosario (MACRo). The Dr. Ángel Gallardo Provincial Natural Sciences Museum was reconstructed after a fire in 2003 and re-opened in a new location in 2006, and there are projects to move the National Oriental Art Museum, which currently shares a building with the National Decorative Art Museum in Buenos Aires, to Rosario. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Juan B. Castagnino Fine Arts Museum (in Spanish, ) is an art museum in the city of Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina, considered the most important of the interior of the country and the second in national terms. ... The small inner courtyard of the Museum. ... The Dr. Julio Marc Provincial Historical Museum (in Spanish, Museo Histórico Provincial Dr. Julio Marc) is a museum in Rosario, Argentina. ... The Museum of the City (in Spanish, Museo de la Ciudad) is a museum in Rosario, Argentina. ... The Museum of Contemporary Art of Rosario (Spanish, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario, often abbreviated MACRo) is an annex to the Juan B. Castagnino Fine Arts Museum that is devoted to contemporary art, located in the city of Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina. ... The Dr. Ángel Gallardo Provincial Natural Sciences Museum (in Spanish, Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales Dr. Ángel Gallardo) is a public museum in Rosario, Argentina, specialized in biology. ...


There are many theaters of varying size and importance, such as El Círculo, the Sala Lavardén and the Broadway. The theater, from the corner of Laprida & Mendoza St. ... The upper floors of the Lavardén building. ...

Rosario City Planetarium.
Rosario City Planetarium.

Rosario has a public astronomical complex consisting on an observatory (inaugurated in 1970) and a planetarium (1984). It is located within Urquiza Park. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 975 KB) Summary Planetario Ciudad de Rosario Luis Cándido Carballo, the public municipal planetarium of Rosario, Argentina. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 975 KB) Summary Planetario Ciudad de Rosario Luis Cándido Carballo, the public municipal planetarium of Rosario, Argentina. ... Molėtai Astronomical Observatory An observatory is a location used for observing terrestrial and/or celestial events. ... For the song by Ai Otsuka, see Planetarium (song) // A planetarium is a theatre built primarily for presenting educational and entertaining shows about astronomy and the night sky, or for training in celestial navigation. ...


There are four AM radio stations: three private (licensed by the state) ones, LT3 Radio 2 (LT2), and LT8, and one public, Radio Nacional Rosario, property of the national state. Among the multitude (above 200) of FM stations some notable ones are FM Vida, Estación del Siglo, FM Del Rosario, Cristal FM, Radio Hollywood, Fisherton-CNN, Continental Rosario, Radio 10 Rosario, Radiofónica, Clásica Rosario, etc. Amplitude modulation (AM) is a technique used in electronic communication, most commonly for transmitting information via a radio carrier wave. ... In telecommunications, frequency modulation (FM) conveys information over a carrier wave by varying its frequency. ...


As for television, Rosario has two private local channels, Canal 3 and Canal 5 (the latter is part of the national network Telefé), and a relay station for the public national station, Canal 7 Argentina. Besides, there are three cable TV networks (the national ones Cablevisión and Multicanal, and a local net, Cablehogar), which support two local channels, Canal 4 Noticias and Canal 6. The term television channel generally refers to either a television station or its cable/satellite counterpart (both outlined below). ... Televisión Federal S.A., better known as Telefé, is an Argentinan television network. ... Canal 7 Argentina is an Argentine television network. ...


Rosario is serviced by a number of public health centers: 5 municipal hospitals (including a children's hospital and an emergency hospital/trauma center) and a municipal outpatient-only center, plus 2 large provincial hospitals (Hospital Provincial and Hospital Centenario), and their associated primary care centers in the city proper and its metropolitan area. Childrens hospital is a hospital which offers its services exclusively to children. ... A trauma center is a hospital equipped to perform as a casualty receiving station for the emergency medical services by providing the best possible medical care for traumatic injuries 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. ... The upper facade of the HPR, on 1450 Alem St. ... The entrance of the HPC on Urquiza St. ... Primary care may be provided in community health centres. ...


The Rosario Board of Trade hosts the country's largest commodity market, dealing in cereals and oilseeds, and also the largest futures exchange (ROFEX). The banking sector includes the state-owned Municipal Bank of Rosario, with branches and offices throughout the city, and the central branch of the New Bank of Santa Fe. The seat of the Rosario Board of Trade (Corrientes Ave. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... The central offices of the Municipal Bank of Rosario The Municipal Bank of Rosario (Spanish: Banco Municipal de Rosario, BMR) is a bank in Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina. ... The central offices of the New Bank of Santa Fe in downtown Rosario The New Bank of Santa Fe (Spanish: Nuevo Banco de Santa Fe, NBSF) is a bank in Santa Fe Province, Argentina. ...


Government

Main article: Government of Rosario
Palacio de los Leones
Palacio de los Leones

Rosario is ruled by an Executive Branch represented by a Mayor (seat: Palacio de los Leones), and a Legislative Branch, consisting of a Deliberative Council (seat: Palacio Vassallo). The Mayor is elected for a four-year term. The Council renews half of its 21 members every two years. This article is about the government of Rosario, the third most populated city in Argentina, and the largest in the province of Santa Fe. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 555 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Rosario Palacio de los Leones Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 555 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Rosario Palacio de los Leones Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Palacio de los Leones, Rosario, Argentina Palacio de los Leones (Spanish, Palace of the Lions) is the name of the main municipal building of the city of Rosario, Argentina. ... Palacio Vassallo (Spanish, Vassallo Palace) is the seat of the Legislative Branch of the municipal government of Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina. ...


The city is divided into six large administrative districts (Center, North, Northwest, West, Southwest, and South), with Municipal District Centers that provide services to the citizens. This article is about the districts of the city of Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina. ...


Local people and institutions have been pushing the provincial government to grant Rosario the status of Autonomous City. Some, with the sponsorship of the governors of Santa Fe, Entre Ríos and Córdoba as well as other important politicians, have put forward a legislative project to move the National Congress to Rosario, to decentralise the national government. An autonomous (subnational) entity is a subnational entity that has a certain amount of autonomy. ... The National Congress ( Spanish: Congreso de la Nación Argentina) is the legislative branch of the government of Argentina. ... Decentralisation (American: decentralization) is any of various means of more widely distributing decision-making to bring it closer to the point of service or action. ...


Since the return to democracy in 1983, the Mayors of Rosario were Horacio Usandizaga, Héctor Cavallero, Hermes Binner, and the current one, Miguel Lifschitz (of the Socialist Party, elected in 2003 and reelected in 2007). Horacio Daniel Usandizaga, also known informally as El Vasco, is a politician born in Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina, on 15 June 1940. ... Héctor Cavallero (nicknamed El Tigre, The Tiger) is an Argentine politician, who was mayor of Rosario and a member of the Argentine Chamber of Deputies for the province of Santa Fe. ... Hermes Juan Binner is an Argentine medical doctor and politician, born on 5 June 1943 in Rafaela, province of Santa Fe. ... Roberto Miguel Lifschitz (born September 13, 1955 in Rosario), is the current mayor of the city of Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina. ... The Socialist Party of Argentina is a political party operating in Argentina. ...


The city does not have a police force of its own (it is served by the provincial police), but in 2004 it pioneered the creation of a special patrol force of unarmed officers called Guardia Urbana Municipal ("Municipal Urban Guard").


Geography and urban structure

Main article: Geography of Rosario
Rosario skyline.
Rosario skyline.
The Paraná River from the north-east of Rosario, looking into the city center.
The Paraná River from the north-east of Rosario, looking into the city center.
Belgrano Avenue, near the Flag Memorial, with floss silk trees along its central reservation
Belgrano Avenue, near the Flag Memorial, with floss silk trees along its central reservation

Rosario lies on the ravine of the right-hand shore of the Paraná, about 24 m above mean sea level, in a place with a natural slope to the low shore. The point of origin of the city is Plaza 25 de Mayo ("May 25 Square"), now surrounded by the Municipality (Palacio de los Leones), the Basilica Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, the Central Post Office, the Decorative Art Museum and a building called La Bola de Nieve ("The Snowball"). Between the Cathedral and the municipal building is Pasaje Juramento ("Oath Passage"), leading to the Flag Memorial. The streets mostly follow a regular checkerboard pattern. Location of Rosario within the province and the country. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2233x1673, 380 KB) Summary Looking south over the Paraná River in Rosario, Argentina. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2233x1673, 380 KB) Summary Looking south over the Paraná River in Rosario, Argentina. ... The sun rising over the Paraná River, from the north-east of Rosario, Argentina. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 966 KB) Summary Avenida Belgrano (Belgrano Avenue) in Rosario, Argentina. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 966 KB) Summary Avenida Belgrano (Belgrano Avenue) in Rosario, Argentina. ... Binomial name Ceiba speciosa (A.St. ... A ravine is a very small valley, which is often the product of streamcutting erosion. ... ‹ The template below (Unit of length) is being considered for deletion. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... Plaza 25 de Mayo (facing northwest) Plaza 25 de Mayo (Spanish, May 25th Square; pronounced ) is a plaza (urban square) in Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina. ... La Revolución de Mayo (the May Revolution) was the first attempt at independence in the Viceroyalty of the River Plate, which contains present-day Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay. ... Palacio de los Leones, Rosario, Argentina Palacio de los Leones (Spanish, Palace of the Lions) is the name of the main municipal building of the city of Rosario, Argentina. ... The Cathedral Basilica Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary is a minor basilica and cathedral dedicated to the local Virgin of the Rosary, in the city of Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina. ... The small inner courtyard of the Museum. ... 5 by 5 checkerboard pattern A checkerboard (or chequerboard) is a board on which American checkers is played. ...


Córdoba Street begins in the Flag Memorial Park, climbs toward the center, and becomes a pedestrian walk for seven blocks, between Plaza 25 de Mayo and Plaza Pringles. Along Córdoba to the west there is the Paseo del Siglo ("Walk of the Century"), with former houses of wealthy families. There is also Plaza San Martín, and elsewhere, Plaza Montenegro (on Peatonal San Martín, the pedestrian-only four blocks of San Martín Street) and Plaza Sarmiento. Location of Córdoba St. ... Faculty of Law. ... Plaza San Martín (facing northeast) Statue of General José de San Martín, at the center of the plaza Plaza San Martín (Spanish, San Martín Square) is a plaza (urban square) in Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina. ... The center of Plaza Montenegro Looking towards the Bernardino Rivadavia Culture Center Plaza Santiago Montenegro is a small hardscape plaza in the city of Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina. ... San Martín St. ... Looking into the plaza Facing south Plaza Sarmiento is a plaza (urban square) in the city of Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina. ...


Oroño Boulevard (going north–south) and Pellegrini Avenue (east–west) mark the boundaries of the town center together with the river. At their confluence starts the Parque de la Independencia, that houses the Juan B. Castagnino Fine Arts Museum, the Newell's Old Boys football club, and the sports clubs Provincial and Gimnasia y Esgrima, as well as the horse racetrack and the former Sociedad Rural (Rural Society). Location of Oroño Boulevard in Rosario. ... Intersection with Alem St. ... The Parque de la Independencia (Independence Park) is a large public park in Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina. ... The Juan B. Castagnino Fine Arts Museum (in Spanish, ) is an art museum in the city of Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina, considered the most important of the interior of the country and the second in national terms. ... Club Atlético Newells Old Boys is a popular football team from Rosario, Argentina, founded in 1903. ... Horse-racing is an equestrian sporting activity which has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times were an early example, as was the contest of the steeds of the god Odin and the giant Hrungnir in Norse mythology. ...


Towards the south, beyond Pellegrini Avenue, there are two more boulevards, 27 de Febrero and Seguí, and avenues Uriburu, Arijón and Battle y Ordóñez.


To the west, after Oroño, there are the avenues Ovidio Lagos and Francia, Avellaneda Boulevard and Provincias Unidas Avenue. The main barrios in the south are La Tablada, Parque Casado, Las Heras, Las Delicias and Las Flores. The city ends in the Saladillo Stream. Look up barrios in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Saladillo Stream is a small tributary of the Paraná River, that discharges into it between the cities of Rosario and Villa Gobernador Gálvez, in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina, at 32° 59′ 56″ S, 60° 36′ 39″ W. It serves as the political border between these two...


Among the barrios in the west are Echesortu, Belgrano, Triángulo, Moderno, Godoy and Fisherton. To the north-east there lie Pichincha, Ludueña, Lisandro de la Torre (home of Rosario Central's stadium) and Empalme Graneros. Echesortu is a barrio (neighborhood) in Rosario, Argentina. ... The intersection of Mendoza & Provincias Unidas Avenue. ... Fisherton is a barrio (traditional neighborhood) in Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina. ... A street sign properly marked Pichincha St. ... Alberdi Avenue, Barrio Lisandro de la Torre. ...


Next to the stadium there is the Parque Alem, and nearby the Sorrento thermal power plant. To the north lie the barrios of Alberdi, La Florida (with a popular beach resort of the same name), Parque Field (built under US President John F. Kennedy's Alliance for Progress development plans) and Rucci. The main streets are Alberdi Avenue and its continuation, Rondeau Boulevard (which leads to the Rosario-Victoria Bridge and the city of Granadero Baigorria). These are crossed by several avenues: Las Tres Vías, Génova, Sorrento and Puccio. The Parque Alem (Alem Park) is a large public park in Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina. ... A power station (also power plant) is a facility for the generation of electric power. ... Alberdi is a primarily residential barrio (traditional neighborhood) of Rosario, Argentina. ... The seafront of Torquay, a seaside resort in Devon, England. ... The cable-stayed Rosario-Victoria Bridge, spanning the Paraná River Rosario-Victoria Bridge (in Spanish, Puente Rosario-Victoria) is the informal name of the physical connection between the Argentine cities of Rosario (province of Santa Fe) and Victoria (province of Entre Ríos). ... Granadero Baigorria is a city in the south of the province of Santa Fe, Argentina, located directly north of Rosario, on the western shore of the Paraná River, and forming part of the Greater Rosario metropolitan area, approximately at 32°51′36″ S 60°41′49″ W. Its population is...


An important part of Rosario's urban character is its coastline. The city recovered the shore of the Paraná not long ago, thanks to a reorganization of terrains formerly owned by the port and the national railroad system. Going from the center immediately north of the port, the coastline is occupied by parks: Parque Nacional a la Bandera, Parque de España, Parque de las Colectividades and Parque Sunchales. Parque de España, from the stairs of the Cultural Center. ...


Municipal statistics

Parroquia del Perpetuo Socorro, a church in the Lisandro de la Torre neighbourhood.
Parroquia del Perpetuo Socorro, a church in the Lisandro de la Torre neighbourhood.

The municipality of Rosario comprises 178.69 km², of which 117 km² are urbanized, in 6,306 housing blocks. Of this area, 9.37 km² (5.3%) is devoted to green spaces (parks, boulevards, plazas), which gives over 10 m² of green space per inhabitant. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1728x2304, 714 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Rosario Geography of Rosario Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1728x2304, 714 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Rosario Geography of Rosario Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner...


Electric power is supplied to the whole urban area. Running water reaches 97% of the population (about 350,000 homes). Natural gas is provided to 227,152 homes. [3]


As of 2007, and since the beginning of the recovery of the national economy, the city is experiencing a real estate boom. In the period 2003–2006, the construction sector has added 2 million m², investing about $900 million. Despite this increased supply, prices have increased by 10% compared to the values during the 1990s, and rents have soared by 165%. Experts believe that this growth is propelled by the increased purchasing power of farmers around Rosario, helped by competitive exports, and the overall preference for safer investment options ("in bricks"). [4] 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Climate and natural hazards

The Rosario area has a Pampean temperate climate, with average temperatures of 23.4 °C (maximum) and 11.6 °C (minimum), and an annual rainfall of 1,038 mm. Snow is almost unheard of (the last instance was in 1973); serious earthquakes, hurricanes and volcanic eruptions are virtually impossible. This article is about the lowland plains in South America. ... The degree Celsius (symbol: °C) is an SI derived unit of temperature. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... An earthquake is the result of a sudden release of stored energy in the Earths crust that creates seismic waves. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ... For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation). ...


Transportation

An express interurban bus in downtown Rosario.
An express interurban bus in downtown Rosario.
Main articles: Rosario International Airport, Port of Rosario, and Buenos Aires-Rosario-Córdoba high-speed railway

The city has about 40 urban bus lines, and several short-distance lines that serve the whole metropolitan area. The urban buses charge a relatively small fee (owing to the national government's heavy subsidies on fuel for public transportation), pre-paid by means of a disposable paper card with a magnetic stripe which can be bought from post offices, automatic vending machines, and private businesses. For emergencies, a larger fee can be deposited in cash, using a coin machine in the bus unit. The interurban lines have differential fees and some allow payment in cash only. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1183x967, 210 KB) Summary An urban/short-distance interurban bus in Rosario, Argentina. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1183x967, 210 KB) Summary An urban/short-distance interurban bus in Rosario, Argentina. ... Rosario International Airport (in Spanish Aeropuerto Internacional Rosario Islas Malvinas) (IATA: ROS, ICAO: SAAR) is an airport located 13 km west-northwest from the center of Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina, at . ... The Port of Rosario is an inland port and a major goods-shipping center of Argentina, located in the city of Rosario, province of Santa Fe, on the right-hand (western) shore of the Paraná River, about 550 km upstream from the Atlantic Ocean, at 32° 56′ 42″ S, 60... Retiro Station, Buenos Aires The Buenos Aires–Rosario–Córdoba high-speed railway is a project that will, according to its proponents, link the Argentine cities of Buenos Aires and Rosario through a high-speed rail, and Rosario to Córdoba through a fast conventional railway. ... For other uses, see Bus (disambiguation). ... Bangkok Skytrain. ... A magnetic stripe card is a type of card capable of storing data by modifying the magnetism of tiny iron-based magnetic particles on a band of magnetic material on the card. ... Marcus Boltonas (Mark Boltan) Marcus Boltonas Brief history The magnetic stripe which is often reffered to as the Bolton is derived from the Marcus Boltonas from the Jurassic period. ... Small-town post office and town hall in Lockhart, Alabama A post office is a facility (in most countries, a government one) where the public can purchase postage stamps for mailing correspondence or merchandise, and also drop off or pick up packages or other special-delivery items. ... This article is about monetary coins. ...


The urban bus fleet was partially renewed during the recovery of the national economy, since 2003; as of 2005 the average age of the buses is 5 years and 11 months. The better economic context has also induced an increased use of public transportation, and comparatively less use of bicycles. According to the Rosario Transportation Office, in 2005 there were about 11 million bus trips per month. [5]

The front door and clock tower of the Mariano Moreno Bus Terminal, on Cafferatta St., Rosario
The front door and clock tower of the Mariano Moreno Bus Terminal, on Cafferatta St., Rosario

The Bus Terminal (Terminal de Ómnibus Mariano Moreno), from which long-distance buses depart, is placed in a central geographic location, some 25 blocks from the "town center", in front of the Patio de la Madera complex. A secondary node is located in the center, on Plaza Sarmiento. A bus trip from Rosario to Buenos Aires takes about four hours. In January 2006 the Terminal saw a daily average of 900 bus arrivals and departures (about 36,000 passengers). Image File history File links Download high resolution version (860x1196, 83 KB) Summary The bus terminal (Terminal de Ómnibus Mariano Moreno) in Rosario, Argentina. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (860x1196, 83 KB) Summary The bus terminal (Terminal de Ómnibus Mariano Moreno) in Rosario, Argentina. ... The Patio de la Madera, formally known as Centro de Exposiciones y Convenciones Complejo Patio de la Madera, is a complex located in Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina, occupying two blocks opposite the Mariano Moreno Bus Terminal, near the geographic center of the city. ...


Rosario has a medium-sized taxi fleet, with units painted black and outlined in yellow. Some belong to radio-taxi companies and can be reserved by telephone; others only in the streets. As the economy of Argentina recovers, the capacity of the taxi fleet has been strained by higher usage. In September 2005, the Deliberative Council approved a moderate rise in taxi fees and the compulsory installation of radio-call systems in all taxi units. For specific countries see Taxicabs around the world. ...


As a curiosity, Rosario has a large number of vehicles which run on natural gas, as it happens also in Argentina as a whole, and all gas stations provide it. Its price is quite low compared to the alternatives. The idea to transform all buses to this system did not prosper; most buses run on cheap (subsidized) diesel, and one line uses electricity from an aerial network. For other uses, see Natural gas (disambiguation). ... This article is about the fuel. ...


Rosario is linked to the rest of the country by a number of roads: the Aramburu Highway (southeast, to Buenos Aires), National Route 9 (from Buenos Aires to Rosario and then north and west up to Jujuy and Bolivia), the Brigadier Estanislao López Highway (north, to Santa Fe City), National Route 11 (to the north of Santa Fe, Formosa and Paraguay), National Route 33 (to the southwest of Santa Fe and the province of Buenos Aires, and then through National Route 7 to San Luis, Mendoza and Chile), National Route 34 (north to Santiago del Estero, Tucumán and Bolivia), and National Route 174 (east, to Entre Ríos, over the Rosario-Victoria Bridge). National Route 9 (in Spanish, Ruta Nacional 9) is a major road in Argentina, which runs from the center-east to the northwest of the country, crossing the provinces of Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Córdoba, Santiago del Estero, Tucumán, Salta and Jujuy. ... The Brigadier Estanislao López Highway is a highway in the Argentine province of Santa Fe, linking the provincial capital Santa Fe and the city of Rosario. ... Map of the central region of Argentina, showing National Route 7 (red) National Route 7 (full name in Spanish: Ruta Nacional 7 Carretera Libertador General San Martín) is a road in Argentina. ...

Patio Parada, NCA railway company headquarters.
Patio Parada, NCA railway company headquarters.

The Rosario Airport is located far from the urbanized area, some 13 km away from the center, partly in the municipal jurisdiction of Funes. After decades of stagnation, in recent years it has expanded its technical capacities and can now service international flights. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 903 KB) Summary The Patio Parada, base of operations of the railway system in Rosario, Argentina, now managed by Nuevo Central Argentino railway company. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 903 KB) Summary The Patio Parada, base of operations of the railway system in Rosario, Argentina, now managed by Nuevo Central Argentino railway company. ... Rosario International Airport (in Spanish Aeropuerto Internacional Rosario Islas Malvinas) (IATA: ROS, ICAO: SAAR) is an airport located 13 km west-northwest from the center of Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina, at . ... Funes is a small city in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina, located within the metropolitan area of Greater Rosario, about 15 km east from the center of the city of Rosario. ...


The Port of Rosario, located on the shore of the southern part of the city, is dredged to a depth of 34 feet and can serve Panamax kind vessels. It is managed by an autonomous public entity that oversees a concession to a mixed Spanish-Argentine corporation. In 2003 its traffic amounted to 2.9 million tonnes. The Port of Rosario is an inland port and a major goods-shipping center of Argentina, located in the city of Rosario, province of Santa Fe, on the right-hand (western) shore of the Paraná River, about 550 km upstream from the Atlantic Ocean, at 32° 56′ 42″ S, 60... The two ships seen here seem almost to be touching the walls of the Miraflores Locks. ... A tonne or metric ton (symbol t), sometimes referred to as a metric tonne, is a measurement of mass equal to 1,000 kilograms. ...


The passenger train system was severely damaged by the privatization of most railway companies in the early 1990s, but is slowly recovering. The lines of the Nuevo Central Argentino railway company service most of the cargo. Additionally, two private passenger railway companies provide limited services to several major cities. Trenes de Buenos Aires runs weekly trains south to Retiro Station (Buenos Aires) and north to Santa Fe. The company Ferrocentral also operates weekly trains south to Buenos Aires and northwest to Córdoba and Tucumán. NCAs headquarters on Alberdi Avenue, Rosario. ... This article is about transported goods. ... An official logo of Trenes de Buenos Aires Trenes de Buenos Aires (Spanish for trains of Buenos Aires) is a passenger railway corportation in Buenos Aires, Argentina. ... Estación Retiro (Spanish for Retiro Station) is a large train station in central Buenos Aires, Argentina. ... Santa Fe is the capital city of the Santa Fe Province of Argentina. ... Ferrocentral is a private railway company in Argentina, its name being a combination of the Spanish words for Central Rail. ... Córdoba is a city located near the geographical center of Argentina, in the foothills of the Sierras Chicas mountains on the Suquía River, about 700 km west-northwest from Buenos Aires. ... San Miguel de Tucumán (usually referred to as simply Tucumán) is the largest city in northwestern Argentina, with a population (2001) of 525,853. ...


There is an ongoing project to build a Buenos Aires-Rosario-Córdoba high-speed railway, scheduled to be started in 2007. Once finished, in 2009 o 2010, a high-speed train will join Rosario to Buenos Aires in 90 minutes at 250/300 km/h, while a high-yield conventional diesel train will reach Córdoba in about 2½ hours. Retiro Station, Buenos Aires The Buenos Aires–Rosario–Córdoba high-speed railway is a project that will, according to its proponents, link the Argentine cities of Buenos Aires and Rosario through a high-speed rail, and Rosario to Córdoba through a fast conventional railway. ... French-designed Eurostar and Thalys TGVs side-by-side in the Paris-Gare du Nord. ...


Communications

Headquarters for Telecom Argentina in Rosario
Headquarters for Telecom Argentina in Rosario

Rosario is located at the center of Argentina's optical fiber ring. The main data transport companies offer all their services in the city, from public phones to mobile networks and broadband Internet access through DSL, cable modem and Wi-Fi, and including public Internet navigation centers (cybercafes). Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 518 KB) Summary The main seat of Telecom, one of the two providers of telephonic services in Argentina, in the city of Rosario (near the Cruce Alberdi, corner of San Nicolás St. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x1728, 518 KB) Summary The main seat of Telecom, one of the two providers of telephonic services in Argentina, in the city of Rosario (near the Cruce Alberdi, corner of San Nicolás St. ... Telecom Argentina S.A. (NYSE: TEO, Buenos Aires Stock Exchange:TECO2) is the major local telephone company for the northern part of Argentina, including half of the Buenos Aires city. ... Optical fibers An optical fiber (or fibre) is a glass or plastic fiber designed to guide light along its length by confining as much light as possible in a propagating form. ... Cellular redirects here. ... A WildBlue Satellite Internet dish. ... A DSL Modem DSL or xDSL, is a family of technologies that provide digital data transmission over the wires of a local telephone network. ... Motorola Surfboard cable modem A cable modem is a type of modem that provides access to a data signal sent over the cable television infrastructure. ... Official Wi-Fi logo Wi-Fi is a wireless technology brand owned by the Wi-Fi Alliance intended to improve the interoperability of wireless local area network products based on the IEEE 802. ... It has been suggested that PC bang be merged into this article or section. ...


About 86% of homes have a domestic telephone line, giving a total of 272,170 lines; cell phone usage has also become pervasive, as happened in Argentina as a whole since the beginning of the 21st century, reaching over 36% of the residents (330,000 mobile lines in July 2004). This demand, exacerbated by low prices and sale promotions, and coupled with restrictions on the installation of antennas and alleged lack of investment by the providers, sometimes degrades the quality of the service. Most notably, the mobile network collapsed almost completely in the celebrations of Christmas, New Year's Day and Friend's Day in 2004 and 2005. For other uses, see Telephone (disambiguation). ... Christmas is an annual holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. ... This article is about January 1 in the Gregorian calendar. ... Día del Amigo (Spanish, Friends Day) is a celebration of friendship, held annually on July 20, mainly in Argentina and Uruguay, but also in some other countries. ...


Culture

El Círculo Theater on Laprida & Mendoza St.
El Círculo Theater on Laprida & Mendoza St.

Rosario is characterized by an intense cultural activity in many art disciplines, with a national and international reach. The city has given Argentina important characters in the fields of music, painting, philosophical and political thought, poetry and prose, medicine, and law. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1728x2304, 546 KB) Summary El Círculo Theater (Teatro El Círculo), an artistic landmark of Rosario, Argentina. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1728x2304, 546 KB) Summary El Círculo Theater (Teatro El Círculo), an artistic landmark of Rosario, Argentina. ... The theater, from the corner of Laprida & Mendoza St. ...


Notable people from Rosario

See People from Rosario. This list is not exhaustive.

Delesio Antonio Berni was a neofigurative artist, born in Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina, on 14 May 1905, died on 13 October 1981. ... Bandoneón, by Julio Vanzo, reproduced on a building wall in Rosario. ... Lucio Fontana (19 February 1899 â€“ 7 September 1968) was a painter and sculptor born in Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina, the son of an Italian father and an Argentine mother. ... Erminio Blotta (1892-11-08 – 1976-01-23) was an Argentine sculptor of Italian origin. ... Roberto Fontanarrosa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Ernesto Guevara de la Serna (June 14,[1] 1928 – October 9, 1967), commonly known as Che Guevara, El Che or just Che was an Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary, medical doctor , political figure, and leader of Cuban and internationalist guerrillas. ... Libertad Lamarque was a popular Spanish language actress. ... Alberto Olmedo (1933-1988) was an Argentine comedian and actor. ... Darío Grandinetti (born 1959-03-05 in Rosario) is an Argentine actor. ... Luis Machín is an Argentine film and television actor. ... Juan Carlos Baglietto (born 14 June 1956 in Rosario, Santa Fe Province) is an Argentinian musician and composer. ... Fito Páez Rodolfo Fito Páez (born March 13, 1963 in Rosario, Santa Fe Province) is an Argentine popular rock and roll pianist, lyricist, Spanish language singer and film director. ... Liliana Herrero is an Argentine musician born in 1948 in Villaguay, province of Entre Ríos. ... José Cura, tenor and conductor José Cura (born December 5, 1962 in Rosario, Argentina) a world-famous opera tenor singer known for his intense and original interpretations of his characters, notably Verdi’s Otello and Saint-Saëns’ Samson, as well as for his unconventional and innovative concert performances. ... Gerardo Barbero (1961 – 2001) was an Argentine chess grandmaster. ... Lisandro de la Torre was an Argentine politician, born in Rosario, province of Santa Fe, on 6 December 1868, and died in Buenos Aires on 5 January 1939. ... Guillermo Estévez Boero (28 December 1930 – 3 February 2000) was an Argentine student activist, lawyer and Socialist politician. ... Rafael Antonio Bielsa (born February 15, 1953 in Rosario, Argentina) is the foreign minister of Argentina since May 25, 2003, when President Néstor Kirchner took office. ... María Eugenia Bielsa is an Argentine Justicialist Party politician, born in Rosario, Santa Fe Province. ... Marcelo Bielsa (nicknamed El Loco Bielsa, Crazy Bielsa) is a football coach and former defender, born in Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina. ... Javier Alejandro Mascherano (pronounced as IPA: ) (born June 8, 1984 in San Lorenzo, Santa Fe) is an Argentine football player. ... Maximiliano Rubén Rodríguez (Born 2 January 1981 in Rosario, Santa Fe) is an Argentine footballer. ... Lionel Andrés Messi (born 24 June 1987 in Rosario) is an Argentine international football player who currently plays for FC Barcelona in the Primera División, and appears on Argentinas national team. ... José Fernando Bonaparte, Ph. ... Angélica Gorodischer is a writer known for comic and fantasy fiction. ... Juan-David Nasio was born in 1942 in Rosario, Argentina and is a psychoanalyst. ...

Language

Rosario viewed from a point above the Paraná River(1970)
Rosario viewed from a point above the Paraná River(1970)

Rosario is one of the main urban centers of the Rioplatense Spanish dialect. The intra-dialectal differences with Buenos Aires and other cities in the same area are minimal, though rosarinos aspirate and suppress their final -s more than porteños, and there are also minor lexical variants. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Main urban centers of Rioplatense Spanish. ... Porteño is the Spanish demonym for those born in the Argentine city of Buenos Aires. ... Look up lexicon in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The city has a local language game, sometimes employed as slang, called Rosarigasino (related to jeringonza). A language-game is a philosophical concept developed by Ludwig Wittgenstein, referring to simple examples of language use and the actions into which the language is woven. ... Slang is the use of highly informal words and expressions that are not considered standard in the speakers dialect or language. ... Rosarigasino is a language game (in the form of a rhyming slang) traditionally associated with the city of Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina, even though very few people, if any, actually employ it. ... Jeringonza is a Spanish language game played by children all over Latin America. ...


Holidays

  • June 20: Día de la Bandera Nacional (National Flag Day). Commemoration of General Manuel Belgrano's death. National holiday. Military and civic parade at the National Flag Memorial, including the world's longest flag (more than 10 km long), which is carried by citizens along the National Flag Park.
  • July 20: Día del Amigo (Friend's Day). This celebration of friendship is common throughout Argentina, but especially popular as a mass phenomenon in Rosario, as in other large cities in the country.
  • 21 September: Spring Day and Student's Day. National informal holiday for students and young people in general. Even though the precise time of the astronomical spring equinox is variable, seasons in Argentina are conventionally deemed to begin on the 21st day of the corresponding month. People from Rosario usually gather at the city's parks, travel to nearby towns (notably Funes) or cross the Paraná River to visit the island resorts.
  • October 7: Día de la Virgen del Rosario (Day of the Virgin of the Rosary, patron of the city). This is a local public holiday and a free day for schools and university students, municipal employees, and employees of the provincial state residing in Rosario. The patron's feast is marked by Catholic celebrations and a procession.

See also: Public holidays in Argentina. is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... “Flag of Argentina” redirects here. ... Manuel Belgrano (June 3, 1770 – June 20, 1820) was an Argentine lawyer, politician, and military leader, born in Buenos Aires. ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Día del Amigo (Spanish, Friends Day) is a celebration of friendship, held annually on July 20, mainly in Argentina and Uruguay, but also in some other countries. ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Spring Day is an informal holiday in Argentina, celebrated on 21 September, the conventional date of the beginning of spring (one or two days before the actual spring equinox). ... Illumination of the Earth by the Sun on the day of equinox, (ignoring twilight). ... Funes is a small city in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina, located within the metropolitan area of Greater Rosario, about 15 km east from the center of the city of Rosario. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a table of national public holidays of Argentina. ...


In addition to these official holidays, high school students in the 2000s created a humorous observance, self-styled "holiday", called Día de la Chupina ("Hooky Day"), which is celebrated on the last Friday of April by skipping class altogether and loitering in the downtown. The Día de la Chupina (Spanish, roughly Skip School Day) is a popular event and self-styled holiday created by secondary school students in the city of Rosario, Argentina. ...


Events

  • Festival Latinoamericano de Video Rosario (Rosario Latin American Video Festival). Annual event (September), starting in 1994.
  • Encuentro Internacional de Escultura en Madera-Piedra-Hierro de Rosario (International Meeting of Wood-Stone-Iron Sculpture in Rosario). Annual event (September/October), since 1993.
  • Encuentro y Fiesta Nacional de Colectividades (Communities Meeting and National Celebration). Annual event, starting in 1985, showcasing music, song, dance, cuisine and customs of foreign communities in Argentina, in the ample room provided by the Parque Nacional a la Bandera (National Flag Park). Usually held in November; in 2004 it was postponed to the beginning of December in order to avoid overlap with the Third International Congress of the Spanish Language.
  • Festival Internacional de Poesía de Rosario (International Poetry Festival). Annual event since 1993 (November).
  • Festival Iberoamericano de Cine de Rosario (Ibero-American Film Festival). Annual event since 2003 (November).
  • Leyendas ("Legends"). A cartoon, role-playing and science fiction convention. Annually since 1999, usually in autumn (April/May), sometimes in spring (November).

The Festival Latinoamericano de Video Rosario (Rosario Latin American Video Festival) is a cultural event celebrated annually, since 1994, in Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina. ... The Encuentro Internacional de Escultura en Madera-Piedra-Hierro de Rosario (International Meeting of Wood-Stone-Iron Sculpture in Rosario) is an artistic event celebrated every year, since 1993, in Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina. ... The Communities Meeting and National Celebration (in Spanish, Encuentro y Fiesta Nacional de Colectividades) is a cultural event celebrated annually in Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina, since 1985. ... The Third International Congress of the Spanish Language (Tercer Congreso Internacional de la Lengua Española) was a cultural event that took place in Rosario, Argentina, on 17, 18 and 19 November 2004. ... The International Poetry Festival of Rosario (in Spanish, Festival Internacional de Poesía de Rosario) is a cultural event organized in Rosario, Argentina. ... Leyendas is a fantasy and science fiction convention focusing on all kinds of comics, cartoons, anime/manga and other popular forms of art, as well as card, strategy and role-playing games, held annually in Rosario, Argentina, since 1999. ...

Sister cities

Rosario has a number of sister cities around the world. Sisterhood agreements are intended to foster solidarity and collaboration between cities and regions that share characteristics, historical links or common problems. See list of twin towns and sister cities in Argentina. Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... This is a list of twin towns and sister cities (see town twinning) in Argentina arranged by location. ...


Sources

  • (Spanish) Municipalidad de Rosario - Historia
  • (Spanish) Municipalidad de Rosario - Información geográfica
  • (Spanish) Municipal information — Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina.
  • (Spanish) Inforama — Municipal information at the official website of the Santa Fe provincial government.

Santa Fe is a province of Argentina, located in the north of the country. ...

External links

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