Reconquista, Santa Fe

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Reconquista
City
Reconquista is located in Argentina
Reconquista
Reconquista
Location of Reconquista in Argentina
Coordinates: 29°14′S 59°56′W / 29.233°S 59.933°W / -29.233; -59.933Coordinates: 29°14′S 59°56′W / 29.233°S 59.933°W / -29.233; -59.933
Country Argentina
Province Santa Fe
Department General Obligado
Founded 1872
Government
 • Mayor Jacinto Speranza (Socialist Party)
Area
 • Total 537 km2 (207 sq mi)
Elevation 46 m (151 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 105,748
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base S3560
Dialing code +54 3482
Website Official website
Reconquista Cathedral.

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.

The climate of the region is wet subtropical (average 14 °C (57 °F) in winter, 28 °C (82 °F) in summer), with a mean annual rainfall of 1,408 mm (55 in).

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.

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