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Rosario is the largest city in 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 and has 909,397 residents as of the 2001 census [INDEC].
Rosario is the head city of the Rosario Department and is located at the heart of the most
important industrial corridor in Argentina. Its suburbs and several neighboring towns form
the metropolitan area of Greater Rosario, with 1,121,441 inhabitants.
The city is a major railroad terminal and the shipping center for northeastern Argentina.
Ships 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.
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.
The Rosario-Victoria Bridge, opened in 2003, spans the Paraná River, connecting Rosario
with the city of Victoria across the Paraná Delta.
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