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Río Cuarto, Córdoba

Administration
Full nameRío Cuarto
Native name langes
Settlement typeCity
CountryArgentina
ProvinceCórdoba
DepartmentRío Cuarto
Government
MayorJuan Jure
Demography
Total Population144021
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneART (UTC-3)
CPA baseX5800
Area code+54 358

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Río Cuarto is a city in the . Located in the south of the province, it has about 144,000 inhabitants (2001) and is an important commercial and agricultural hub. It was founded on November 11, 1786, as "Villa de la Concepción del Río Cuarto," by the then-Governor Rafael de Sobremonte.

Río Cuarto River flows through the province of Córdoba; its central location in the Humid Pampas favored the city's development as a transport hub for much of the surrounding agriculture, and numerous abbatoirs and food processing plants opened in Río Cuarto during the twentieth century.

The National University of Río Cuarto, established in 1971, is located here. The city's football teams include Estudiantes and Atenas.

Río Cuarto hosted the International Biology Olympiad in 2006. The Río Cuarto craters, a group of geologically unusual impact craters, are located nearby. The city's UN/LOCODE is ARRCU.


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