|Surface:||64.25 km 2|
|location||33 ° 8 ′ S , 64 ° 21 ′ W|
|Height above d. M .:||425 m|
|Density:||2444 inhabitants / km²|
|Agglomeration :||Gran Río Cuarto|
|Department :||Río Cuarto|
|Mayor:||Juan Jure, UCR|
|Postal code :||X5800|
|Río Cuarto website|
Río Cuarto , also Río 4 , is a city in central Argentina , located in the south of the province of Cordoba . With 157,000 inhabitants, Río Cuarto is the second largest city in the province and the center of a fertile agricultural plain and the capital of the district (Departamentos) Río Cuarto .
Río Cuarto is located on the Río Chocancharava at an altitude of 400 meters in an extensive plain in central Argentina and is the northeastern border of the pampas . The river used to be called Río Cuarto and gave the city its name. Nearby are the Sierras del Sur mountains and the Sierra de los Comechingones with wall paintings by the Comechingones .
Río Cuarto is 220 km from Córdoba and 600 km from Buenos Aires . The average daily highs and lows are reached in December with about 30 degrees and in July with about 16 degrees Celsius.
40 km northeast of Río Cuarto are the 11 elongated, up to 4.5 km wide, meteorites discovered in 1990 - impact craters called Río Cuarto craters .
Average monthly temperatures and rainfall for Rio Cuarto
Source: Servicio Meteorológico Nacional
Originally the area was settled by the nomadic people of the Taluhet . After the founding of Córdoba, the Spanish settled in 1573. In 1750, the region experienced an economic boom with the settlement of a monastery ("La Primera Colonización del Río Cuarto"). In 1776 the region was assigned to the viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata . The fortress of Santa Catalina, the safety devices for the bells and the fort built in 1782 by the commander Agustín de Balmaceda all date from this period. In 1784 Rafael de Sobremonte took over the rule of the region as representative of the governor of Córdoba del Tucumán.
On November 11, 1786, the city of La Villa de la Inmaculada Concepción de Nuestra Señora del Río Cuarto was founded. In 1829 the city was the scene of armed conflicts between the supporters of the federal states (Partido Federal) and the unified state (Partido Unitario).
From 1880, the region saw massive settlement of immigrants from Italy and Spain. In 1883 the current administrative structure of the city of Río Cuarto was introduced; the first mayor was Irusta Moses. In 1887 the city had 11,649 inhabitants.
Economy, education and culture
The city's economy is based primarily on the agricultural industry , which processes the products of the agricultural plains in the area. The city is also a commercial center at the intersection of the national roads Ruta Nacional 36, 158, 8, 35.
Río Cuarto is the seat of the Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto (UNRC) , which was founded in 1971 and is an important university location in central Argentina. Since 1934, Rio Cuarto has been the bishopric of the Villa de la Concepción del Río Cuarto diocese with the Inmaculada Concepción (Immaculate Conception) cathedral . The Intercambio Cultural Aleman-Latinoamericano (ICALA) has an office in Rio Cuarto .
Río Cuarto has a local airport 7 km outside the city center ( Aeropuerto de Rio Cuarto ; IATA code : RCU); the nearest international airport is in Córdoba . The Autódromo Parque Ciudad de Río Cuarto race track is well known . Río Cuarto was the stopping point on the first stage of the 2010 Dakar Rally .
The sports club Club Sportivo y Biblioteca Atenas is known nationally .
- Coquimbo , Chile , application for a town twinning since November 1st, 2004
- Valparaíso , Chile , application for a town twinning since October 3, 2005
- Vinaròs , Spain , since November 3, 2005
sons and daughters of the town
- Pedro Eugenio Aramburu (1903–1970), general and politician
- Ricardo Obregón Cano (1917–2016), politician
- Jorge Wehbe (1920–1998), lawyer and economist
- Julio Ducuron (* 1946), impressionist
- Horacio Carbonetti (* 1947), golfer
- Carlos José Tissera (* 1951), Catholic Bishop of San Francisco, Argentina
- Luis Carbonetti (* 1953), golfer
- Mauricio Molina (* 1966), golfer
- Agustín Calleri (* 1976), tennis player
- Pablo Aimar (* 1979), football player
- Fabricio Fabio Fuentes (* 1976), tennis player
- Franco Costanzo (* 1980), Argentinian-Italian soccer player
- Guillermo Ariel Pereyra (* 1980), Italian-Argentine soccer player
- Rosa Godoy (* 1982), track and field athlete
- Cristian Sánchez Prette (* 1985), tennis player
- Franco Agamenone (* 1993), tennis player
- Website of the city of Río Cuarto
- IFAM statistics data (Spanish)
- LiveArgentina.com - City information (Spanish)
- ↑ Weather Río Cuarto ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed July 2, 2010
- ^ Earth Impact Database , accessed July 25, 2010