Funes, Santa Fe

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Funes
Villa San José or San José de los Sapos
City
Funes is located in Argentina
Funes
Funes
Location of Funes in Argentina
Coordinates: 32°55′S 60°49′W / 32.917°S 60.817°W / -32.917; -60.817Coordinates: 32°55′S 60°49′W / 32.917°S 60.817°W / -32.917; -60.817
Country Argentina
Province Santa Fe
Department Rosario
Government
 • Mayor Mónica Alicia Tomei (UCR)
Area
 • Total 100 km2 (40 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 23,520
 • Density 240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base S2132
Dialing code +54 341
Website http://www.funes.gov.ar/

Funes is a small city in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina, located within the metropolitan area of Greater Rosario, about 15 km west from the center of the city of Rosario. It has a population of about 23,500 inhabitants.

Funes was founded by Tomás de la Torre in 1874. At the time its name was San José. It was also known as Loma de Ávila.

The city is located on the National Route 9 and has access to several other major roads and transportation, such as the Rosario-Santa Fe Highway and the Rosario-Córdoba Highway. The lands of the Rosario International Airport are partly included in the jurisdiction of Funes.

The city is known as the "Garden of the Province". On weekends and during summer vacations, it is invaded by visitors, especially from nearby Rosario; local sources estimate the number on 40,000. A large part of the urban infrastructure is devoted to private houses owned or rented by these occasional residents.

References[edit]

  • Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (Spanish)
  • Inforama — Municipal information at the official website of the Santa Fe provincial government.

Municipio de Funes (in Spanish) - Official website.