SANTA F$, acity of
See also:Argentina and capital of the province of that name, on the Santa Fe channel of the
See also:Parana near the mouth of the Salado, about 299 M . N.W. of Buenos Aires . Pop . (1895) 24,755, (1904 estimated) 33,200 . It is built on a sandy plain little above the
See also:river level . It is regularly laid out and contains a
See also:bishop's palace,
See also:college and
See also:church dating from 1654, the cabildo or
See also:hall facing on the
See also:principal square and provincial
See also:government buildings . The town is less
See also:modern in appearance than
See also:Rosario, and has a number of old residences and educational and charitable institutions . It is a
See also:port of
See also:call for small river steamers and is in
See also:ferry communication with Parana on the opposite
See also:bank of the Parana . Its
See also:shipping port for larger steamers is at Colastine, on a deeper channel, with which it is connected by
See also:rail . Santa Fe also has railway communication with Rosario, Cordoba, Tucuman and the frontier of the
See also:Chaco . Santa Fe was founded by Juan de
See also:Garay in 1573, and was designed to secure
See also:Spanish communications between Asuncion and the mouth of the La
See also:Plata . It has been the centre of much
See also:political intrigue, but its growth has been very slow .
In 1852 a constituentcongress met there, and in s86o a
See also:convention for the revision of the constitution .
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