Las Parejas, Santa Fe

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Las Parejas
Las Parejas - Iglesia - 20071225.jpg
Las Parejas is located in Argentina
Las Parejas
Las Parejas
Location of Las Parejas in Argentina
Coordinates: 32°41′S 61°32′W / 32.683°S 61.533°W / -32.683; -61.533
Country  Argentina
Province Santa Fe
Department Belgrano
 • Total 11,301
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base S2505
Dialing code +54 3471

Las Parejas is a city in the southwest of the province of Santa Fe, Argentina, on National Route 178. Las Parejas has 11,301 inhabitants as per the 2001 census [INDEC].

The town was founded in 1889 on lands belonging to the Ferrocarril Central Argentino railway company. The communal jurisdiction was established on 6 October 1902. The commune officially became a city on 27 June 1986.

The economy of Las Parejas is based on agriculture and (on a smaller scale) cattle farming. Industries have experienced a surge, especially the manufacturing of agricultural machinery, since the turn of the 21st century. Las Parejas and Armstrong are home to 20% of the productive capacity of this industry, which supplies a growing local demand and is beginning to export. Las Parejas was declared "Provincial Capital of the Small and Medium Enterprise" in 2004.[1]

Notable natives[edit]

  • Héctor Cavallero (b. 1939), politician, former mayor of Rosario and national deputy.
  • Jorge Valdano (b. 1955), former football player, commentator and coach.
  • Antonio Bonfatti (b. 1950), With the return of democracy in 1983, was elected Mayor of Las Parejas, where he served alongside the doctor at the Hospital SAMCo of the town.

He was again elected by the citizens of Domestic Partnership in 1989, this time to be a councilor until 1993.

Currently it is the 83rd and current Governor of the Province of Santa Fe Socialist Party leader and medical doctor.

  • Daniel Onega (born March 17, 1945) is a retired Argentine football player who played most of his career for River Plate.