The New International Encyclopædia/Santa Fé (province)

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SANTA FÉ, . A province of Argentina, situated in the eastern portion of the Republic and bordered by the Paraná River on the east (Map: Argentina, E 10). Area, 50,916 square miles. The surface is mostly level, well wooded in the northern part, and especially well adapted for agriculture and stock-raising. The chief rivers are the Paraná and its tributary the Salado. The climate is not unhealthful, and the rainfall is sufficient. The agricultural lands are found chiefly along the Paraná, where large plantations are situated. Wheat, corn, flax, and lucerne are the chief agricultural products. There are a number of large industrial establishments, such as flour and saw mills, tanneries, sugar mills, foundries, and brick yards. The railway mileage of the province is the largest in the Republic. Population, in 1900, 536,236. The chief commercial town is Rosario, on the Paraná, and the capital is Santa Fé (q.v.).