Alcorta

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Alcorta
Town
Alcorta train station
Alcorta train station
Alcorta is located in Argentina
Alcorta
Alcorta
Location of Alcorta in Argentina
Coordinates: 33°32′S 61°7′W / 33.533°S 61.117°W / -33.533; -61.117Coordinates: 33°32′S 61°7′W / 33.533°S 61.117°W / -33.533; -61.117
Country  Argentina
Province Santa Fe
Department Constitución
Population
 • Total 7,450
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base S2117
Dialing code +54 3465

Alcorta is a town (comuna) in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina. It has 7,450 inhabitants, according to the 2001 census [INDEC] census, and lies in the south of the province, on National Route 178, 80 km (50 mi) south-southwest of Rosario and 255 km (158 mi) south of the provincial capital Santa Fe.

Alcorta was founded in 1892 by Juan Bernardo Iturraspe and is best known as the starting point of the first large-scale agrarian strike in the history of Argentina, called the Grito de Alcorta, which began on 25 June 1912 and subsequently gave rise to the foundation of the Argentine Agrarian Federation.

Union leader José Ignacio Rucci was born in Alcorta.

References[edit]

  • Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (in Spanish)
  • "Alcorta". Santa Fe provincial government.