Arroyo Seco, Santa Fe

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Arroyo Seco
Arroyo Seco is located in Argentina
Arroyo Seco
Arroyo Seco
Location of Arroyo Seco in Argentina
Coordinates: 33°10′S 60°30′W / 33.167°S 60.500°W / -33.167; -60.500Coordinates: 33°10′S 60°30′W / 33.167°S 60.500°W / -33.167; -60.500
Country Argentina
Province Santa Fe
Department Rosario
 • Mayor Dario Gres (Unión Civica Radical)
 • Total 141 km2 (54 sq mi)
 • Total 24,504
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base S2128
Dialing code +54 3402

Arroyo Seco is a city in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina. It has about 24,000 inhabitants according to the 2001 census [INDEC]. Its name (literally "dry stream") is the same as a neighbouring creek. The city is located on the western shore of the Paraná River and can be reached also by National Route 9 (Argentina), Provincial Route 21, and the Nuevo Central Argentino railway line.

The town was founded in 1889 by Liberato Aguirre, who donated part of his lands to the provincial government in order to allow the train to pass through (it was a part of the Buenos AiresRosario line, the latter being only 30 km (19 mi) away). The original name "Pueblo Aguirre" was soon replaced by "Pueblo Arroyo Seco".

Arroyo Seco became a city on 12 April 1962.