Granadero Baigorria

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Granadero Baigorria
Reserva Natural Granadero Baigorria.jpg
Granadero Baigorria is located in Argentina
Granadero Baigorria
Granadero Baigorria
Location of Granadero Baigorria in Argentina
Coordinates: 32°51′S 60°42′W / 32.850°S 60.700°W / -32.850; -60.700Coordinates: 32°51′S 60°42′W / 32.850°S 60.700°W / -32.850; -60.700
Country Argentina
Province Santa Fe
Department Rosario
 • Mayor Alejandro Ramos (Justicialist Party)
 • Total 12 km2 (5 sq mi)
 • Total 43,000
 • Density 3,600/km2 (9,300/sq mi)
Demonym baigorriense
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
Dialing code +54 341

Granadero Baigorria is a city in the south of the province of Santa Fe, Argentina, located directly north of Rosario, on the western shore of the Paraná River, and forming part of the Greater Rosario metropolitan area. Its population is about 43,000 inhabitants.

Granadero Baigorria is named after Juan Bautista Baigorria, a cavalry soldier of the Mounted Grenadiers (Granaderos a Caballo) who fought for General José de San Martín in the battle of San Lorenzo on 3 February 1813, the first of the Argentine War of Independence.

The city features a camping site, beaches, and several islands on the Paraná. Cultural spotlights include an Artisans' Square, a museum, and several churches and shrines. Granadero Baigorria is also home to the first Portland cement factory in Argentina.

The city has a large public (provincial) hospital, Hospital Escuela Eva Perón, which together with two other such hospitals in Rosario supply free medical services to the populous metropolitan area around it.

The city has a many important producers of tractors and combine harvesters like John Deere [1] and Marani-Agrinar (formerly known as Massey-Ferguson since 1969 to 2002 and previously the Hanomag-Cura).

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