Located in Santa Fe ProvinceRosario City's boundaries are to the east with the Paraná River; to the north with Granadero Baigorria and Ibarlucea; to the west with Funes and Pérez; to the south with Soldini, Piñeiro, and Villa Gobernador Gálvez. The territory of Rosario covers an area of 17,869 hectares (44,155 acres), with a population of 908,875 (2001).

After Buenos Aires City and sharing second place with Córdoba, Rosario has become one of the most important urban centers in the country, demonstrated by its municipal, commercial, and port progress along with its economical development. Its history, therefore, tells us of its slow progression, as Rosario is one of the few cities in Argentina that was not founded formally. It originated and grew at the mouth of the Ludeña River in the Paraná. In 1725, Francisco Godoy and his people established the area under the name of Nuestra Señora del Rosario. Around this nucleus the city developed very gradually, and in1823 was only considered a village by legal terms. It finally received its title as an official city in 1852 by the provincial government. It was in this city that General Manuel Belgrano created the Argentine flag in 1812 by the shores of the Paraná river.

Rosario City Map

Rosario City

Argentinean Flag Monument - Rosario City

Rosario has now become a modern city that has practically buried its colonial past. Either way, we recommend a visit to the parks to appreciate their beauty, among them Belgrano Park and Bandera National Park. The parks border the monument which honors General Belgrano, patriotic symbol and city's founder.

Rosario offers excellent hotels, restaurants, discotheques, and theaters. An important connection between this city and the city of Victoria (Entre Rios) is the viaduct constructed to unite the two.

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.

Bridge Rosario - Victoria