Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña
|location||26 ° 48 ′ S , 60 ° 26 ′ W|
|Height above d. M .:||120 m|
|Department :||Comandante Fernández|
|Mayor:||Carim Antonio Peche, Alianza|
|Postal code :||N3700|
Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña is the capital of the Comandante Fernández department . It is located in the center of the Chaco province in northern Argentina . With 76,794 inhabitants, it is the second largest city in the province.
The outskirts of the city are still one of the centers of cotton cultivation, so the associated processing industry and services for the surrounding area predominate in the urban economy. More recently, soy and grain cultivation has increased significantly in this region as well.
Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña is located in the Gran Chaco plain , a savannah landscape with bush forests. The climate is subtropical. The summers in particular are very hot.
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Average monthly temperatures and rainfall for Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña
Source: Servicio Meteorológico nacional
The city was founded in 1912 by Carlos Fernández . Until then, only the coastal strip of the Río Paraná and Río Paraguay rivers in the Chaco province was inhabited, but an upswing in the region made it necessary to develop areas further west. Thus a railway line was built from Resistencia to Salta , on which Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña developed. The name reminds of Roque Sáenz Peña (1910–1914), who was in office at the time the city was founded . In the 1920s and 1930s, the city experienced rapid population growth, with Central Europeans in particular settling here to grow cotton .
- Information about Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña (Spanish)
- IFAM population data (Spanish)
- LiveArgentina.com - City information (Spanish)