Portal:Rosario

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Rosario (Spanish pronunciation: [roˈsaɾjo]) is the largest city in the province of Santa Fe, in central Argentina. It is located 300 km (186 mi) northwest of Buenos Aires, on the western shore of the Paraná River. Rosario is the third most populous city in the country, and is also the most populous city in Argentina that is not a provincial capital. With a growing and important metropolitan area, Greater Rosario has an estimated population of 1,276,000 as of 2012. One of its main attractions includes the neoclassical architecture that has been retained over the centuries in hundreds of residences, houses and public buildings.

Rosario is the head city of the Rosario Department and is located at the heart of the major industrial corridor in Argentina. The city is a major railroad terminal and the shipping center for north-eastern Argentina. Ships reach the city via the Paraná River, which allows the existence of a 10-metre-deep (34 ft) 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, meat, hides, and wool. Manufactured goods include flour, sugar, meat products, and other foodstuffs. The Rosario-Victoria Bridge, opened in 2004, spans the Paraná River, connecting Rosario with the city of Victoria, across the Paraná Delta. Because it plays a critical role in agricultural commerce, the city finds itself at the center of a continuing debate over taxes levied on big-ticket agricultural goods such as soy.

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Club Atlético Newell's Old Boys is an Argentine sports club based in Rosario. The club was founded on November 3, 1903, and is named after Isaac Newell, one of the pioneers of Argentine football. Newell's is best known for their association football team, that plays in the Argentine Primera División (top level of the Argentine league system).

Originally member of Rosario's Football Association, Newell's affiliated to the Argentine Football Association (AFA) in 1939. They have won AFA's Primera División five times throughout their history, the first being in the 1974 Metropolitano and the last in the 2004 Clausura. Newell's has also been twice Copa Libertadores runner-up (in 1988 and 1992).


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Rodolfo "Fito" Páez Ávalos (born March 13, 1963 in Rosario, Santa Fe Province) is an Argentine popular rock and roll pianist, lyricist, Spanish language singer and film director. He released 21 CDs since his debut in 1984, including the highly successful El amor después del amor.


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  • 02/02/2014 - A recent storm takes down several trees.La Capital
  • 01/10/2011 - Raúl Garó, director of the Islas Malvinas International Airport, objected the possible refusal of LAN Airlines to keep making flights from Rosario to Lima. He pointed that the line transported 45.000 passengers in nine months, in most times at full capacity or over 82%.La Capital


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...that before the construction of the Rosario-Victoria Bridge the only road link between Santa Fe and Entre Ríos was the Hernandarias Subfluvial Tunnel, 75 km. to the north?
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