32 Facts About Rosario


Rosario is the largest city in the central Argentine province of Santa Fe.

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Rosario is the third-most populous city in the country, and is the most populous city in Argentina that is not a capital.

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Rosario is the head city of the Rosario Department and is located at the heart of the major industrial corridor in Argentina.

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The Port of Rosario is subject to silting and must be dredged periodically.

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Rosario was indeed declared the federal capital on three occasions, but each time the law was vetoed by the Executive Branch.

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Since the return to democracy in 1983, the mayors of Rosario were Horacio Usandizaga, Hector Cavallero, Hermes Binner, Miguel Lifschitz, and, since December 2011 to December 2019, Monica Fein.

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From Cavallero on, the mayor has been a member of the Socialist Party, since December 2019, Rosario's mayor is from a different political party, ending more than 30 years of socialism.

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Rosario has several public health centers: five municipal hospitals and a municipal outpatient-only center, plus two large provincial hospitals, and their associated primary care centers in the city proper and its metropolitan area.

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Rosario is the centre of a metropolitan region whose economy is based on services and industry, generating the second-largest urban gross regional product of Argentina, after Greater Buenos Aires.

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Worldwide international companies settled in Rosario include, among others, General Motors, Cargill, Unilever, John Deere, Petrobras, ICI, Dow, Tenneco and Mahle.

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Rosario has many cultural activities in many artistic disciplines with national and international reach.

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Rosario has a public astronomy complex, located in Urquiza Park, which consists of an observatory and a planetarium.

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North of the Greater Rosario is one end of an area traditionally called Cordon Industrial, since it was traditionally a heavily industrialized productive region.

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The population density in Rosario proper was 6,680 inhabitants per square kilometer ; but, only about 2,400 per km in the suburbs.

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Ethnic make-up of Rosario changed in the late 19th century, when significant numbers of European immigrants arrived in the city.

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Judaism is the second-most professed religion in the city as Rosario has one of the largest Jewish communities in Argentina.

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Rosario is divided into six districts, most named by location, although the easternmost is called Centre District for it includes the oldest part of the city, historically called Centro.

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Rosario has a medium-sized taxi fleet, with units painted black and outlined in yellow.

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Rosario was one of the main cities chosen by the British and French railway companies that built and operated some of the railways in Argentina during the 19th and early 20th centuries, with more than 15 stations operating in the city.

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Rosario Ferrocentral operated weekly trains south to Buenos Aires and northwest to Cordoba and Tucuman.

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Rosario is linked to the rest of the country by a number of roads: the Aramburu Highway, National Route 9, the Brigadier Estanislao Lopez Highway, National Route 11, National Route 33, National Route 34, and National Route 174.

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Rosario is an important educational centre at a national and international level.

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Rosario has private colleges, as the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, the Austral University, the University of the Latin American Educational Center, the Interamerican Open University, the Italian University of Rosario, the San Martin University and the University of Concepcion del Uruguay which are private institutions.

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Rosario is the third largest urban center where Rioplatense Spanish is spoken, after Buenos Aires and Montevideo.

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The intonation in Rosario is generally more neutral and monotonous than that of Buenos Aires.

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Rosario is the home of the football clubs Rosario Central and Newell's Old Boys.

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Rosario is the second choice site for Argentine rugby tests, after Buenos Aires.

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Rosario hosted the 2017 World Archery Youth Championships, and will host the 2018 FIBA Under-17 Basketball World Cup, and the 2019 South American Beach Games.

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Rosario area has a Pampean, humid subtropical climate, and is well known for its changeable weather conditions.

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Rosario is usually warmer than other mainland Argentine capital cities in the winter.

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Rosario has two private local television channels, Canal 3 and Canal 5, and a relay station for the public national station, Canal 7 Argentina.

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Rosario is located at the center of Argentina's optical fiber ring.

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