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Villa Constitucion


Not to be confused with Empalme Villa Constitucion.

Villa Constitucion is a city in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina, and the head town of the Constitucion Department. It is located on the south-western banks of the Parana River between the courses of the Arroyo Pavon and the Arroyo del Medio, about 214 km south from the provincial capital, the city of Santa Fe, and 50 km from Rosario. It has a population of more than 43,000 inhabitants as per the .

The initial settlement on the shore of the Parana was called Puerto de Piedras. The town was founded by the initiative of some businessmen from nearby Rosario, after receiving authorization from the government of Santa Fe. The area was strategically important because it was adequate for a port and next to the Arroyo del Medio, which is the natural border with the Buenos Aires Province. The residents of Puerto de Piedras attended the foundation of the new town, with the presence of governor Juan Pablo Lopez, on 14 February 1858. The name Villa Constitucion was given to the town to honor the Assembly that had dictated the Constitution of 1852.

The town started to grow substantially with the arrival of the railroad in 18881890 (the station at the junction of the line coming from the port with the Buenos AiresRosario railway gave rise to the town of Empalme Villa Constitucion). Villa Constitucion became an important agricultural center, and then (since the mid-20th century) home for many industrial enterprises.

References

In Spanish.

Portal of the city

News portal and guide of the city

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