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A winter day in Trevelin
A winter day in Trevelin
Trevelin is located in Argentina
Location of Trevelin in Argentina
Coordinates: 43°5′S 71°28′W / 43.083°S 71.467°W / -43.083; -71.467Coordinates: 43°5′S 71°28′W / 43.083°S 71.467°W / -43.083; -71.467
Country Argentina
Province Chubut
Department Futaleufú
Population (2011)
 • Total 9,123
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base U9203
Dialing code +54 2945
Climate Csb

Trevelin (Welsh: Trefelin) is a town in the Patagonian Argentine province of Chubut. It is located in the department of Futaleufú, south of Esquel, and had 6,395 inhabitants at the time of the 2001 census [INDEC] and 7,908 inhabitants in the 2010 census [INDEC].

The town was important in the Welsh settlement of Chubut. It was named Trevelin (from Trefelin, the Welsh for "mill town") after the first mill, known as "Los Andes", was established there by John Daniel Evans (es) in 1889. One of the tourist attractions of Trevelín is the grave of Malacara, Evans' horse, who a few years earlier in 1884 had saved his master's life by a prodigious leap.

In 1902, following a territorial dispute between Argentina and Chile, the inhabitants of the area voted to remain in Argentina.[1]

The town, in the Valley of the 16th of October (es) (Welsh: Cwm Hyfryd/Bro Hydref), is near the Percy River (es), which flows south into the Río Grande, crosses the frontier with Chile, and thereafter is known as the Río Futaleufú.


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

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