Towns and cities
Greater Rosario is the
The Greater Rosario comprises Rosario itself (population about 910,000) and a large area around it, spreading in all directions except eastward (because of the
To the west and south-west there are several smaller towns and cities (
The farthest end is to the north, following the coast of the river; from Rosario one finds, in succession and usually merging into each other, the towns of
The north of the Greater Rosario is one end of an area traditionally called Cordón Industrial ("Industrial Corridor"), since it was traditionally a heavily industrialized productive region. The prelude to the
The Greater Rosario has a fluid short-distance transportation scheme. Several of Rosario's urban bus lines cross the limits of the city into the neighboring towns (keeping the common urban fee), and many low-cost interurban short-distance lines depart at regular intervals from the Bus Terminal and the transport node at Plaza Sarmiento.
The metropolitan area is also a node of national and international transportation. Major roads and highways sprout from Rosario's Avenida de Circunvalación, originally a city-encircling two-way avenue.
National Route 11 goes north through the towns already mentioned and towards the provincial capital,
Much of the agricultural exports of the north of Argentina go overseas through the ports of the Greater Rosario on the Paraná, the