Federal, Entre Ríos


Federal, Entre Ríos

Federal is a city in the province of Entre Ríos, Argentina. It has 16,333 inhabitants per the census-ar|2001, and is the head town of the Federal Department. It lies on the center-north of the province, by National Route 127, about 190 km northeast from the provincial capital Paraná.

The basis of the local economy is the production of citrus and crops of wheat and soybean. The city hosts the annual National Festival of Chamamé, since 1976.

The town was officially founded on 7 September 1880 by provincial governor José Francisco Antelo. The creation and shaping of the first institutions of this settlement was due to a Spanish immigrant, Antonio Flores.

References

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* [http://www.entreriostotal.com.ar/federal/ Federal] at EntreRiosTotal.com.


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