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Santa Fe

Date Published: March 12, 2018, 9:10 a.m.

The city of Santa Fe is one of the ten largest and oldest cities in Argentina. Located in the central-eastern region of the country, it is the capital of the homonymous province. 

• CitySanta Fe

• Institution: Government of the City of Santa Fe - Agency for Cooperation, Investments and Foreign Trade.

• Website:

• Twitter profile@SantaFeCiudad

• Population (city and metropolitan area): The approximate population of the City is 417,224 inhabitants. The one of the metropolitan area, composed by a total of 22 localities, is of approximately 616.762 inhabitants.

• Annual population growth (%): 5.9% according to 2010 census

• Density: 5,189 inhabitants / km2.

• Area (city and metropolitan area): The area of ​​the City of Santa Fe is 268 km2, meanwhile, the metropolitan area covers an approximate of 4.325 km2

• HDI: 0.827 (Argentina Rating according to the 2016 Human Development Report published by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP))

 GDP: USD 544,735M (National data)

• GDP per capitaUSD 12,423 (National data)

• Main industriesBelow is a list of the main industries of the city, and in detail, the percentage of participation in the annual turnover.

1. Production of food products and beverages: 53.5%

2. Manufacture of chemical substances and products: 12.1%

3. Manufacture of furniture and mattresses: 6.0%

4. Manufacture of coke, petroleum-refining products: 5.5%

5. Manufacture of paper and paper products: 4.6%

6. Manufacture of metal products: 3.8%

7. Manufacture of mineral products: 3.2%

8. Editing and printing: playback of recordings: 2.7%

9. Manufacture of machinery and equipment: 2.5%

10. Others: 6.1%

 Administrative structureThe Executive Department is directed by the Mayor (Intendente), who holds his office by direct election for four years.

It is organized into thirteen secretariats: General; Government; Estate; Public Works; Water resources; Social development; Strategic Development and Resilience; Culture; Institutional Relations and Communication; Urban planning; Control; Education and health. Secretaries, Directions, Departments and Programs and Institutional Projects depend on each Secretariat. In turn, the Municipality has decentralized entities such as the Santa Fe Habitat Agency and the Agency for Cooperation, Investment, and Foreign Trade.

Likewise, the Private Secretariat, the Municipal Prosecutor's Office, the Municipal General Superintendent's Office, the Administrative Justice of Misdemeanors, the Directorate of Risk Management, the Directorate of Citizen Rights and the Directorate of Labor Schools all report directly to the Intendancy.

The Administration of the Municipality is composed of government authorities, staff and cabinet staff, reaching a total of 3849 people.