What You Need To Know

Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz (usually called just Santa Fe) is the capital city of the province of Santa Fe, Argentina. It is situated in north-eastern Argentina, near the junction of the Paraná and Salado rivers. It lies 15 kilometers from the Hernandarias Subfluvial Tunnel that connects it to the city of Paraná. The city is also connected by canal with the port of Colastiné on the Paraná River. Santa Fe has about 500.000 inhabitants as per the 2010 census. The metropolitan area has a population of 653.073, making it the eighth largest in Argentina. The third largest city in Argentina is Rosario, also located in Santa Fe Province. Rosario has a population of 1.24 million and it is the largest city in Argentina not to be a provincial capital.
Santa Fe is linked to Rosario (170 km (106 mi) to the south), the largest city in the province, by the Brigadier Estanislao López Highway and by National Route 11, which continues south towards Buenos Aires, and it is home to Sauce Viejo Airport with daily direct flights to Rosario and Aeroparque Jorge Newbery in Buenos Aires.

Population: 653,073 (2010)
Area: 103.5 mi²

Currency

The peso is the currency of Argentina, identified by the symbol $ preceding the amount in the same way as many countries using dollar currencies. It is subdivided into 100 centavos. Its ISO 4217 code is ARS. Several earlier currencies of Argentina were also called “peso”; as inflation progressed a new currency with a few zeroes dropped and a different qualifier was introduced. Since 1970, thirteen zeroes have been dropped.

Climate

The city has a climate considered as “Humid subtropical” or “Cfa” by Köppen classification. Winters are generally mild, though minimum temperatures can fall below 0 °C (32.0 °F) on cold nights during the winter. Summers are generally hot and humid. During the most extreme heat waves, temperatures have exceeded 45 °C (113.0 °F). Temperatures have exceeded 35 °C (95.0 °F) in every season).
Rainfall can be expected throughout the year though summer is usually the wettest season. Thunderstorms can be intense with frequent lightning, powerful downdraughts and intense precipitation. The lowest record temperature was −8.2 °C (17.2 °F) on July 11, 1988 while the highest recorded temperature was 45.6 °C (114.1 °F) on January 25, 1986.

Health

The city of Santa Fe is a large health center with excellent medical care and technology. With lots of hospitals and public schools, private institutions where health services covering all medical specialties are offered in addition. Public effectors are the largest in the province, two of them, Children’s Hospital Dr. Orlando Alassia José Maria Cullen and Hospital, have no equal in size. Their spheres of influence outweigh the same province of Santa Fe.
Children ‘s Hospital Dr. Orlando Alassia

It is the largest hospital in the entire province of Santa Fe. By year serves about 100,000 children in the country and neighboring countries. Its corridors do not know calm and rest. They are the scene of an uninterrupted, quick traffic at times. Some 2,200 skilled hands prepare to serve 250 children daily, on average reach their guard. So everyday in Orlando Alassia Children ‘s Hospital, the provincial higher demand effector 83 According to 2014 In order demand, followed by the Mira and Lopez hospitals, with 55,492; JB Iturraspe, with 48,330; Cullen JM, with 45,243; Eva Perón Baigorria Grenadier, with 39,338; Sayago, with 38,851; Centennial, with 33,192, and Provincial de Rosario, with 26,050 patients, according to a survey by the Ministry of Health of the province.
Children’s Hospital “Dr. Orlando Alassia” was created by Decree No. 0637 of April 29, 1999 in the city of Santa Fe. Dedicated to meeting the medical and nursing of patients at each stage of their disease needs carrying out an operational model based on Progressive Care system in regard to their inpatient services.
Surrogate mothers, 25 years providing love and containment
With absolute selflessness and generosity, this group of volunteer mothers is one of the most committed to the health of our small groups, because their task is to care for children who for various reasons are interned without his mother, being its fundamental commitment to assist and love for as long as the patient is hospitalized.
As part of their duties, are also responsible for assisting for a few hours to children whose mothers are alone without family support questions away, allowing them to perform personal errands, or when they need to rest for a few hours, whereas in many cases hospitalizations they can last for several weeks or months.
Surrogate Moms are also doomed permanently to organize clothes and shoes that come from donations, which is selected and thoroughly equipped for the boy and his mother, especially for those who for economic reasons and to come urgency from their places of origin require clothing in good condition.
Matthew Esquivo Foundation
The Foundation is named after Matthew Esquivo, who suffered a rare type of pediatric cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma T cells. Because of the complexity of diagnosing this disease, they were consulted several health centers, to make the diagnosis in the Austral Hospital of Buenos Aires. Matthew died during treatment, on February 10, 2008, to nearly three years old.
In his memory, his parents decided the creation of the foundation, in order to join efforts to contribute to help children with cancer in the area of our city of Santa Fe and its region. 86
José Maria Cullen Hospital, the largest hospital in the province
The centenary hospital José María Cullen is one of the most sensitive areas to social violence. In fact, they recorded eight to ten “police” cases per day: beaten or burned people, injured stab or gunshot or suicide attempts. Faced with this situation, the authorities have taken measures to strengthen security under three factors: The gigantic building structure, the work of 1,740 employees and the condition of effector emergency as the most important in the province. So in the interview he expressed its Director, Dr. Juan Pablo Poletti, who adds that we have 350 beds, we are the largest hospital in the province. The dimensions of the hospital occupy four blocks. It has 13 entrance doors. We must be strict about closed doors because people can fit anywhere.

Economy

Between 2003 and 2006 there was a strong recomposition of qualified technical work. On the other hand, the dynamics of the 1990s was characterized by the disarticulation of the national productive fabric, which translated into a precipitous drop in employment levels. This situation had a clear correlation in the sharp fall in the number of unemployed during the last quarter of last year, when it stood at 8.7%, after having been above 20% in the Crisis of December 2001 in Argentina .
The growth of the industry currently impacts on employment generation, in contrast to the dynamics of the 1990s, when the disarticulation of the national productive fabric resulted in a precipitous drop in employment levels. 55 In the fourth quarter of 2002 , a recovery in production began to take place – uncorrelated with the number of employed workers – while from the first quarter of 2003 onwards the growth of the industry had its correlation in the creation Of employment. Currently, employment is growing in all sectors, industrial, commercial, provincial and state, especially in the month 08 of 2008 which brought an increase in the private sector with the implementation of MasterPlan in the Port of Santa Fe .
But since the economic reactivation has undergone an accelerated growth in public and private investment in non-traditional sectors such as tourism , industries such as electronics , pharmaceuticals , automotive and also boost consumption through a rise in wages that allowed the creation of thousands Business and shopping centers are already closed (Shopping Station Recoleta, Shopping La Ribera, etc.) or open as Avenida Aristóbulo del Valle. The industrial sector has been increasing rapidly since 2003 and has accelerated even more since 2008.
Poverty affects 13.7% of the population of Gran Santa Fe . According to INDEC , this percentage is 8.4%. In Santa Fe is the largest hosting company and solutions Don Web, the largest in America and one of the most important in the world.

Transport

The General Terminal Manuel Belgrano of the city of Santa Fe was inaugurated in 1968 in its present location, where the railway station known as the French Station was located. It is located strategically to the east of the central area and near avenues that allow a quick access to the different points of provincial and national destinations. This bus terminal is located on Belgrano Street and is surrounded by Eva Perón streets to the south and Suipacha to the north, and the municipal convention center to the east.
The Sauce Viejo Airport is located 17 km southwest of the city of Santa Fe, at the border of the National Route 11 and the Santa Fe-Rosario Highway. It regularly operates commercial cabotage flights, to and from the cities of Rosario and Buenos Aires, as well as private flights to different cities of the country. The airport is International on request and in special seasons there are flights to Punta del Este and Mar del Plata.
currently only active is the branch operated by Belgrano Cargas and Logistics, which operates mostly with agrogranos between Formosa, Chaco and Santa Fe, Rosario and Buenos Aires. The Belgrano railway terminal, as well as the miter, are occupied by other agencies, although the Miter was not reformed in its operational structure and the Belgrano itself, making it difficult to put it into service. The loads to the Port can only be made by metric gauge (belgrano network) since the municipality since 2009 to the present time was dedicated to dismantle it in its laying and the embankment that supported it. On the other hand, the Tren Urbano project, which involves the reactivation of 3.7 km of branch F, between km 1 and 4 of its line, for tramway use and with the expectation of extending it 4 km more in the future. For this project two light diesel cars were purchased in 2010, with a capacity of 60 people each.
The Tren Urbano de Santa Fe allows to travel 3.7 kilometers in 15 minutes, which means a saving of 40% of time if the same route is made in collective. The direct area associated with its passage is about 30 thousand people. Each formation is a double composed by a machine and wagon, and allows to transfer 80 passengers.

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