Rosario is the largest city in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina. It is located 300 km (187 miles) northwest of Buenos Aires, on the western shore of the Paraná River and has 1,159,004 residents as of the 2001 census [INDEC]. It is the third largest city in Argentina by its population with a growing and important metropolitan area. One of its main attractions includes the neoclassical architecture that has been retained over the centuries in hundreds of residences, houses and public buildings.
Along with Paraná, Rosario is one of the few Argentine cities that cannot point to a particular individual as its founder. The city's patron is the Virgin of the Rosary whose feast day is on October 7. read more
Rosario Central is the most successful football team not based on Buenos Aires. The club has won the Argentine's First Division four times; their last domestic title was the 1986-87 season. In addition, they have won the Conmebol Cup once. After the 2010 Clausura, Rosario Central's poor form over the past three years forced them into a relegation/promotion play-off against Nacional B side Club Atletico All Boys. All Boys won the tie over two legs 4–1 on aggregate, relegating Rosario Central to second tier football for the fourth time in their history.