Rosario is the largest city in the Argentinian province of Santa Fe, located along the Paraná River, a major shipping route for the country.
Being a port city, the economy of Rosario is mainly based on shipping. Rosario also depends on manufacturing, agriculture, and oil refining.
Rosario was believed to be founded in 1793 by local settlers. It was upgraded to a village in 1823, and was officially christened a city in 1852.
Rosario is the Spanish word for "rosary", a necklace with many beads and a cross used in Catholic prayers.