|• Mayor||Gustavo René Hein|
|Time zone||ART (UTC-3)|
|Dialing code||+54 3445|
Basavilbaso is a town in the center region of the province of Entre Ríos, Argentina, about 60 km (37 mi) from Concepción del Uruguay. It has about 9,400 inhabitants as per the 2001 census [INDEC]. Locals often shorten the name to Basso.
The town developed around the Gobernador Basavilbaso Station of the Ferrocarril Central Entrerriano railway company, which became part of Entre Ríos Railway in 1892. The first train arrived on 30 June 1887, and this is now regarded as the foundation date of Basavilbaso.
The town was first settled by Russian Jewish immigrants basically from Ukraine and Bessarabia. Basavilbaso was one of the first Jewish colonies in Argentina. These settlers formed the first agricultural cooperative in South America.
More data about the Jewish Colonizarion in Basavilbaso, former Lucienville, can be found at: http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/basavilbaso/ by Yehuda Mathov
- Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (in Spanish)
- TurismoEntreRios.com - Touristic portal.
- BassoEnLaRed.com.ar- Portal of the town.
- Rielfm.com.ar- News
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