Concordia, Entre Ríos

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Concordia, Entre Ríos, Argentina
City
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Concordia, Entre Ríos, Argentina is located in Argentina
Concordia, Entre Ríos, Argentina
Concordia, Entre Ríos, Argentina
Location of Concordia in Argentina
Coordinates: 31°24′S 58°2′W / 31.400°S 58.033°W / -31.400; -58.033Coordinates: 31°24′S 58°2′W / 31.400°S 58.033°W / -31.400; -58.033
Country Argentina
Province Entre Ríos
Department Concordia
Founded November 29, 1831
Government
 • Mayor Gustavo Bordet (Justicialist Party)
Area
 • Total 3.259 km2 (1.258 sq mi)
Elevation 21 m (69 ft)
Population
 • Total 157,514
 • Density 48,000/km2 (130,000/sq mi)
Demonym concordiense
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base E3200
Dialing code +54 345
Website Official website

San Antonio de Padua de la Concordia (usually shortened to Concordia) is a city in the north-east of the province of Entre Ríos in the Argentine Mesopotamia. It had about 172,000 inhabitants at the 2001 census [INDEC], and is the head town of the department of the same name.

Concordia lies on the right-hand (western) shore of the Uruguay River, opposite the city of Salto in Uruguay. The two cities are joined by a road/railway link that is part of the Salto Grande Dam complex (starting on the Argentine side 18 km north from the center of Concordia).

The city is known as the national capital of citrus production. El Palmar National Park, an important reserve for Yatay palm trees, lies 60 km south of the city.

The area is served by an airport (IATA: COCICAO: SAAC) located at 31°18′S 58°0′W / 31.300°S 58.000°W / -31.300; -58.000.

Concordia's most architecturally significant residence, the Arruabarrena house.
Pedestrian Entre Ríos Street, Concordia.

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