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Rosario on the Shores of the Paraná River, Argentina – January 28th, 2010

32.9S 60.6W

January 28th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Argentina - December 31st, 2009

Argentina - December 31st, 2009

Rosario, the largest city in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina, can be seen in the lower half of this image on the western shore of the Paraná River, about 300 km (187 miles) northwest of Buenos Aires. With 1,159,004 residents as of the 2001 census, it is the third largest city in Argentina by its population.

The city is located on a smoothly undulated plain typical of the Pampas, between 22.5 and 24.6 metres above mean sea level; the original settlement rests on the ravine on the right-hand shore of the Paraná, opposite a group of islands of the Paraná Delta which are partly in the jurisdiction of the province of Entre Ríos. The nearest city across the river’s 60 kilometer-wide flood plain (the Paraná Delta) is Victoria, Entre Ríos, linked to Rosario by the Rosario-Victoria Bridge.

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.

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