El Trébol

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El Trébol
City
El Trébol is located in Argentina
El Trébol
El Trébol
Location of El Trébol in Argentina
Coordinates: 32°11′S 61°43′W / 32.183°S 61.717°W / -32.183; -61.717Coordinates: 32°11′S 61°43′W / 32.183°S 61.717°W / -32.183; -61.717
Country Argentina
Province Santa Fe
DepartmentSan Martín
Government
 • MayorFernando Almada (Socialist Party)
Population (2001 census)
 • Total10,506
Time zoneUTC-3 (ART)
CPA baseS2535
Dialing code+54 3401

El Trébol is a small city in the San Martín Department, west-center of the province of Santa Fe, Argentina, 179 km from the provincial capital. It has about 10,500 inhabitants as per the 2001 census [INDEC]. Its foundation date is locally acknowledged as 15 January 1890 (the date when the first train arrived in town), though the official date in the provincial records is 17 April 1894.

The name of the city was a result of the British involvement in the financing of the railroad system. The Ferrocarril Central Argentino company named three consecutive train stations after symbolic plants of Great Britain: Las Rosas (literally "The Roses", a reference to England), Los Cardos ("The Thistles", referring to Scotland), and El Trébol ("The Clover", a symbol of Ireland).

References[edit]

  • Municipality of El Trébol - Official website.
  • Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (in Spanish)
  • "El Trébol". Santa Fe provincial government.