Concordia


Concordia
/kon kawr"dee euh/, n.
the ancient Roman goddess of harmony or peace.
[ < L; see CONCORD]

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      city, northeastern Entre Ríos provincia (province), northeastern Argentina. It lies along the Uruguay River, opposite Salto, Uruguay. Founded in 1832, Concordia is the province's major commercial and manufacturing centre. Tanneries, sawmills, flour and rice mills, lime kilns, and other factories produce a wide variety of goods, while cereals and citrus fruits, the principal exports, are shipped overseas as well as to Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Concordia's port is one of the points of transfer to the shallow-draft vessels that ply the upper Uruguay River. The Salto Grande hydroelectric (hydroelectric power) project, a joint undertaking of Argentina and Uruguay completed in 1983, has also provided a new international road and railway across the Uruguay River at a point 20 miles (32 km) north of Concordia. The city has several recreational facilities, including a racecourse and a golf club; salmon and dorado fishing in the Uruguay River is an added tourist attraction. Buenos Aires is accessible by highway, railroad, and water, and Concordia has an airport. Pop. (2001) 138,099.

▪ Roman goddess
      in Roman religion, goddess who was the personification of “concord,” or “agreement,” especially among members or classes of the Roman state. She had several temples at Rome; the oldest and most important one was located in the Forum at the end of the Via Sacra (“Sacred Way”). After 121 BC, when the construction of the largest temple was ordered, the Senate frequently met at the temple in times of public uproar. The temple was restored under the emperor Augustus by his eventual successor, Tiberius, in 7 BC. Tiberius placed many works of art there, and the temple became a kind of museum and tourist attraction during the Roman Empire. Concordia often appeared on coins as a matron holding a cornucopia in her left hand and either an olive branch or a patera (a dish used in sacrifices) in her right.

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