Rosario is the largest city in the central Argentina province of Santa Fe. The city is located 300 km (186 mi) north-west of Buenos Aires, on the west bank of the Paraná River. Rosario is the third-most populous city in the country. It has a growing and important metropolitan area, Greater Rosario. One of the main attractions of the city includes the neo-classical, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco architecture that has been retained over the centuries in hundreds of residences, houses and public buildings.
Rosario is the head city of the Rosario Department and is located at the heart of the major industrial corridor in Argentina. The city is a major railroad terminal and the shipping centre for north-eastern Argentina. Ships reach the city via the Paraná River, which allows the existence of a 10-metre-deep (34 ft) port. Exports include wheat, flour, hay, linseed and other vegetable oils, corn, sugar, lumber, meat, hides, and wool. Manufactured goods include flour, sugar, meat products, and other foodstuffs. The Rosario-Victoria Bridge, opened in 2004, spans the Paraná River, connecting Rosario with the city of Victoria, across the Paraná Delta. The city plays a critical role in agricultural commerce, and thus finds itself at the centre of a continuing debate over taxes levied on big-ticket agricultural goods such as soy.
Rosario is rated Sufficiency by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Sufficiency level cities are cities that have a sufficient degree of services so as not to be overly dependent on world cities.
Rosario was ranked #594 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Rosario has a population of over 985,624 people. Rosario also forms part of the Greater Rosario metropolitan area which has a population of over 1,750,000 people.