Santa Fe, Argentina


Santa Fe, Argentina

Santa Fe is the capital city of province of Santa Fe, Argentina. It sits in northeastern Argentina, near the junction of the Paraná and Salado rivers. It lies opposite the city of Paraná, to which it is linked by the Hernandarias Subfluvial Tunnel. The city is also connected by canal with the port of Colastiné on the Paraná River. Santa Fe has about 369,000 inhabitants as per the census-ar|2001. The metropolitan area has a population of 454,238, making it the ninth largest in Argentina.

Santa Fe is the commercial and transportation center for a rich agricultural area that produces grain, vegetable oils, and meats. The city is the seat of the Catholic University of Santa Fe (inaugurated in 1959), the National University of the Littoral (first founded as the Provincial University in 1889, and which changed to its current name in 1919), several museums, and a number of buildings erected during colonial times.

Santa Fe is linked to Rosario (170 km to the south), the largest city in the province, by the Brigadier Estanislao López Highway and by National Route 11, which continues south towards Buenos Aires.

History

Santa Fe was originally founded in the nearby site of Cayastá (where there is an historical park containing the burial place of Hernandarias, the first American-born governor in South America) in 1573. It was moved to the present site in 1653 due to the constant flooding of the Cayastá River. The city became provincial capital in 1814, when the territory of the province of Santa Fe was separated from the province of Buenos Aires by the National Constituent Assembly.

The city in its current location is still not immune to flooding. On 29 April 2003 the Salado, which empties into the Paraná near Santa Fe, rose almost 2 m in a few hours following heavy rainfall, and caused a catastrophic flood. No fewer than 100,000 people had to be evacuated, and large sections of the city remained under water more than a week later.

Climate

The city has a climate considered as "Humid Subtropical" or "Cfa" by Köppen classification. Winters are generally mild, though minimum temperatures can fall below 0°C (32°F) on cold nights during the winter . Summers are generally hot and humid. During the most extreme heat waves, temperatures have exceeded 45°C (113°F). Temperatures have exceeded 35°C (95°F) in every season) [cite web
url =http://www.smn.gov.ar/?mod=clima&id=30&provincia=Santa%20Fe&ciudad=Santa%20Fe|title = Guía Climática para el Turismo (Climate Guide for Tourists)
accessmonthday = Jan 23
accessyear =2008
language = Spanish
] .

Rainfall can be expected throughout the year though summer is usually the wettest season. Thunderstorms can be intense with frequent lightning, powerful downdraughts and intense precipitation.

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source =Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (Argentine Meteorological Service) (NB: Data from the period 1981-1990)cite web
url =http://www.smn.gov.ar/?mod=clima&id=30&provincia=Santa%20Fe&ciudad=Santa%20Fe|title = Guía Climática para el Turismo (Climate Guide for Tourists)
accessmonthday = Jan 22
accessyear =2008
language = Spanish
]
accessdate = Jan 2008

Galleries

Gallery of Santa Fe

The City

Santa Fe has a lot of important commercial centres, busy cultural life, interesting options in sports and tourism, numerous artistic and musical events, and an exciting nightlife.

There is an important infrastructure for tourism developed due to the building of highways and a subfluvial tunnel and, together with the beauty of the landscape and the various attractions that tourists can enjoy make them feel pleased to choose this region to spend their holidays. Hunting, fishing, excursions, walks by the river, practising water sports on the River Paraná (18 km away via Nº168 National Road), visiting the Space Observation Centre or the Zoo- Experimental Station of "La Esmeralda" Farm, make the tourist feel amazed and eager to know more about the region. In a nutshell, Santa Fe offers a complete and varied shade of attractions that make one dive into history when visiting monuments, museums or find oneself in the beautiful parks, rivers and streams surrounded by wild flora and fauna.

Notable natives

* Writer Osvaldo Bayer
* Swimmer Diego Degano
* Poet and writer Ezequiel Martínez Estrada
* Tennis player and then tournament director Raquel Giscafré
* Provincial "caudillo" and governor Estanislao López
* Boxers Carlos Monzón and Carlos Baldomir
* NBA basketball players Andres Nocioni and Carlos Delfino
* F1 driver and then politician Carlos Reutemann
* Catholic bishop Juan Agustín Boneo
* Plastic artist Ricardo Supisiche
* Graphic artist Juan Arancio
* Poet, writer and playwright Francisco Urondo
* Author/Novelist Juan José Saer
* Composer/Musician Ariel Ramírez
* Football manager Héctor Cúper

References

See also cl|People from Santa Fe, Argentina

Historical

* [http://www.ceride.gov.ar/cehsf/america_11/03-calvo_contacto.html La fundación de Santa Fe, Ceride]

Government

* [http://www.santafeciudad.gov.ar/ Sitio de la Municipalidad de Santa Fe]
* [http://www.nacionalsantafe.ceride.gov.ar/ Radio Nacional de la ciudad de Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz]
* [http://www.patrimoniosf.gov.ar/localidad.php?id=167 Sitio Relevamiento Patrimonial de la Provincia]
* [http://www.mininterior.gov.ar/municipales/busqueda/amplia_info.asp?ID=SFE305 Sitio federal (IFAM) Instituto Federal de Asuntos Municipales]

Tourism

* [http://www.portalsantafe.net/ Santa Fe en un solo sitio]
* [http://www.fiestasantafesinas.com.ar/ Fiestas Santafesinas]
* [http://www.santafe.com.ar// Santa Fe - Lugares para disfrutar]
* [http://www.terminalsantafe.com/ Terminal de ómnibus de Santa Fe]
* [http://www.santafe-turistica.com.ar/ Nuevo sitio para disfrutar la ciudad de Santa Fe]
* [http://www.guiafe.com.ar/fotos-argentina/categories.php?cat_id=3 Fotos de la Ciudad de Santa Fe]

Geographical location and Climate data

* [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/AR/21/Santa_Fe.html Coord. geográficas e imágenes satelitares NASA, Google]
* [http://www.tutiempo.net/Tierra/Argentina/Santa-Fe-AR045093.html Coordenadas geográficas]
* [http://www.infoclima.com/pronosticos.asp?l=35&p=21 Datos del Clima]

Press

* [http://www.ellitoral.com/ Diario El Litoral]
* [http://www.webfe.com/ Portal de Santa Fe]
* [http://www.unosantafe.com.ar/ Diario Uno Santa Fe]
* [http://www.notife.com// Portal de Noticias de Santa Fe On-Line]
* [http://www.cableydiario.com/ Canal Cable y Diario de Santa Fe]
* [http://www.derf.com.ar/ Derf On-Line Noticias de la ciudad de Santa Fe y Toda la Region]
* [http://www.sinmordaza.com/ Sin Mordaza On-Line Noticias de la ciudad de Santa Fe y Toda la Region]

Others

* [http://www.casadeespana.com.ar/ Fundación Casa de España - Santa Fe]
* [http://www.unl.edu.ar/santafe/ Universidad Nacional del Litoral]
* [http://www.eis.unl.edu.ar/ Escuela Industrial Superior Santa Fe]
* [http://www.santafemarcial.com.ar/ Artes Marciales Ciudad de Santa Fe]
* [http://www.ucsf.edu.ar/ Universidad Católica de Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz]
* [http://www.clubaunion.com.ar/ Club Atletico Unión de la Ciudad de Santa Fe]
* [http://www.nuevocementerio.com.ar/ Club Atletico Colón de la Ciudad de Santa Fe]
* [http://www.thennews.com/Santa_Fe/santa_fe.php Imágenes de la ciudad de Santa Fe]
* [http://www.frsf.utn.edu.ar/ Universidad Tecnológica Facultad Regional Ciudad de Santa Fe]
* [http://www.santafenopara.com.ar/ Santa Fe no Para - Información de la Noche Santafesina]
* [http://www.skyscraperlife.com/showthread.php?t=8195/ Proyectos y Obras Ciudad de Santa Fe]
* [http://200.117.251.44/colfarsfe/index.htm/ Colegio de Farmaceuticos de la Provincia de Santa Fe]
* [http://www.redagora.org.ar/paginas/quienes%20somos/CruzRoja.htm/ Cruz Roja Ciudad de Santa Fe]
* [http://www.skyscraperlife.com/showthread.php?t=3225/ Proyectos y Construcciones Ciudad de Santa Fe]


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