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For the saint, see Casilda of Toledo. For the moth genus, see Casilda (moth). For the Cuban village, see Casilda (Trinidad).
Casilda
City
Flag of Casilda
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Casilda is located in Argentina
Casilda
Casilda
Location of Casilda in Argentina
Coordinates: 33°3′S 61°10′W / 33.050°S 61.167°W / -33.050; -61.167Coordinates: 33°3′S 61°10′W / 33.050°S 61.167°W / -33.050; -61.167
Country Argentina
Province Santa Fe
Department Caseros
Government
 • Mayor Eduardo Rosconi (Justicialist Party)
Area
 • Total 384 km2 (148 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 31,911
 • Density 83/km2 (220/sq mi)
Demonym casildense
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base S2170
Dialing code +54 3464

Casilda is a city in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina. It is the head town of the Caseros Department, and lies about 45 km (28 mi) west of Rosario and 202 km south-southwest of the provincial capital Santa Fe, on National Route 33. It has a population of about 32,000 inhabitants (2001 census [INDEC]).

History[edit]

Casilda began as an agricultural colony, created in 1870 by the Spanish merchant and banker Carlos Casado del Alisal, on land acquired from the ranch Los Desmochados. Casado del Alisal named it Colonia Candelaria (Candelaria was a stop on the way from Rosario to Mendoza). On 11 November 1873 the colony officially became a town, named Villa Casilda after Casado del Alisal's mother.

Casilda produced the first Argentine shipment of wheat to the European market. In 1883 the railway Ferrocarril Oeste Santafesino reached the town, prompting an accelerated growth and bringing prosperity. Casilda became a city on 19 November 1907.

Culture[edit]

The city is home to a Rural Extension Agency of the National Agricultural Technology Institute (INTA) and the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences of the National University of Rosario (UNR).

Economy[edit]

The economy of the area is based on agriculture, especially soybean, wheat and corn; cattle farming has been largely displaced to less fertile lands and feed lots by the advance of these crops. Casilda also has flour mills, fertilizer factories, and many other industries, usually in the form of small and medium enterprises or cooperatives. In addition, Casilda produces honey and has received the title of Provincial Capital of Honey.

Notable natives[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (Spanish)
  • Inforama — Municipal information at the official website of the Santa Fe provincial government.

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Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:05:46 -0700

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LaCapital.com.ar

LaCapital.com.ar
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 20:29:36 -0700

Una obra vial largamente esperada por Casilda y la región se puso en marcha casi al mismo momento de ser anunciada por el intendente Juan Carlos Bacalini en el marco de un acto que encabezó en el Centro Económico local junto al secretario de ...
 
Diario Presente
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:02:24 -0700

Mayor seguridad en las vialidades federales pidió la diputada Casilda Ruiz Agustín ante los asaltos que se han dado en transporte de pasajeros sobre todo la que va de Villahermosa-Coatzacoalcos. Explico que en el análisis que ha realizado y los ...
 
Herald
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:52:30 -0700

Casilda Montero is the former: she is the apple of her father's eye and is indulged by him in every way. Her English mother takes the opposite view of Cassy's behaviour and has her shipped off to a convent school in England. Here, she befriends the shy ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:00:53 -0700

Casilda Paco shows off her hand jewellery. Photograph: David Mercado/Reuters/Corbis. None of that comes cheap: a Borsalino – the most famous brand of bowler hat – costs roughly 300 pounds, and a standard outfit commonly costs another 300. No outfit is ...
 
LaCapital.com.ar
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 22:39:47 -0700

Con el propósito de mejorar la iluminación en los barrios de la ciudad de Casilda el organismo legislativo sancionó una ordenanza para la creación de un programa municipal de mantenimiento, reposición y ampliación del alumbrado público. Si bien el ...

The Star

The Star
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:30:00 -0700

“I've got a great cast – people like Judy Savournin and Ian Stewart as the Duke and Duchess of Plaza Toro and Gwen Nimmo, last year's Merry Widow, as their daughter Casilda. The Gondoliers runs at The Montgomery, Surrey Street, from Wednesday to ...

Globalnews.ca

Globalnews.ca
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:49:30 -0800

“Maybe God helped her to help more of our family when they need it,” said her sister Maria Angelina Espanola, who said she cried when she heard news of Casilda's winning spin. An occasional casino player, Pouk says she may play again. Asked if it's ...
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