Gaboto

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Gaboto
Town
Gaboto is located in Argentina
Gaboto
Gaboto
Location of Gaboto in Argentina
Coordinates: 32°26′S 60°49′W / 32.433°S 60.817°W / -32.433; -60.817Coordinates: 32°26′S 60°49′W / 32.433°S 60.817°W / -32.433; -60.817
Country  Argentina
Province Santa Fe
Department San Jerónimo
Population
 • Total 2,617
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base S2208
Dialing code +54 3476

Gaboto (often referred to as Puerto Gaboto) is a town (comuna) in the southeast of the province of Santa Fe, Argentina. It has 2,617 inhabitants per the 2001 census [INDEC]. The town lies 92 km (57 mi) south of the provincial capital, by the Coronda River, and immediately north of the mouth of the Carcarañá River (both are tributaries of the Paraná River).

The town's name is an homage to Sebastian Cabot, one of the first explorers of the area, who established the fort of Espíritu Santo near Gaboto's location in 1527 — the first Spanish settlement in present-day Argentina.

Gaboto was founded in 1891. It was a site of economical importance due to its port, which has a natural depth of 9 to 11 m, but in the 1930s trade began declining, and the pier was dismantled in 1945. The area is still important as a fishing location for certain species such as the golden dorado (Salminus brasiliensis).

References[edit]

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