Gastre

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Gastre
Village
Entrance to Gastre
Entrance to Gastre
Gastre is located in Argentina
Gastre
Gastre
Location of Gastre in Argentina
Coordinates: 42°16′S 69°13′W / 42.267°S 69.217°W / -42.267; -69.217Coordinates: 42°16′S 69°13′W / 42.267°S 69.217°W / -42.267; -69.217
Country Argentina
Province Chubut
Department Gastre
Elevation 1,208 m (3,963 ft)
Population
 • Total 557
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base U9121
Dialing code +54 2965

Gastre (from Tehuelche Gástrrek, meaning "shrub") is a village in Chubut Province, Argentina. It is the head town of the Gastre Department. It was founded in 1904. The place was the center of a controversy in the early 1990s when Argentina's National Atomic Energy Commission proposed to build a deep borehole disposal in the area.[1]

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Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (Spanish)