Federal, Entre Ríos

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Federal is located in Argentina
Location of Federal in Argentina
Coordinates: 30°57′S 58°48′W / 30.950°S 58.800°W / -30.950; -58.800Coordinates: 30°57′S 58°48′W / 30.950°S 58.800°W / -30.950; -58.800
Country  Argentina
Province  Entre Ríos
Department Federal
Population (2001 census)
 • Total 16,333
Time zone UTC-3 (ART)
CPA base E3180
Dialing code +54 3454

Federal is a city in the province of Entre Ríos, Argentina. It had 16,333 inhabitants per the 2001 census [INDEC], and is the head town of the Federal Department. It lies in the center-north of the province, by National Route 127, about 190 km northeast of the provincial capital Paraná.

The basis of the local economy is the production of citrus and crops of wheat and soybean. The city has hosted the annual National Festival of Chamamé since 1976.

The town was officially founded on 7 September 1880 by provincial governor José Francisco Antelo (es). The creation and shaping of the first institutions of this settlement was due to a Spanish immigrant, Antonio Flores.

Federal is the exact antipode for the Chinese city of Shanghai, the most populous city proper in the world.


  • Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (in Spanish)
  • Federal at EntreRiosTotal.com.