Reconquista, Santa Fe
|• Mayor||Jacinto Speranza (Socialist Party)|
|• Total||537 km2 (207 sq mi)|
|Elevation||46 m (151 ft)|
|• Density||200/km2 (510/sq mi)|
|Time zone||ART (UTC-3)|
|Dialing code||+54 3482|
Reconquista is a city in the north of the province of Santa Fe, Argentina, 327 km (203 mi) from the provincial capital. It is the head town of the General Obligado Department, and it has 66,187 inhabitants according to the 2001 census [INDEC].
The city lies on a branch of the Paraná River opposite the city of Goya, Corrientes. As of 2005, the construction of a road link between the two cities is under study; at present there is no way to cross the multiple minor branches, streams and wetlands except by boat.
Reconquista was founded on 27 April 1872 as a military fort, established by Colonel Manuel Obligado, in lands formerly belonging to the Jesuit mission Reducción San Jerónimo del Rey. It was declared a city in 1921.
- Municipalidad de Reconquista (official website)
- 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.
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