Libertador San Martín

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Libertador San Martín
Municipality and village
Country  Argentina
Province Entre Ríos Province

Libertador San Martín is a municipality in Entre Ríos Province, central Argentina.[1] It is located alongside National Route 131, near the city of Crespo, and about 60 km from provincial capital Paraná.[2]

The town is home to the Universidad Adventista del Plata (founded in 1898) and the Sanatorio Adventista del Plata (founded in 1908).[2] The majority of its residents are Seventh-day Adventists.

A view of San Martín square as seen from the local bus station.

History[edit]

The town had its beginnings in 1898, when a group of Christian, Seventh-Adventist immigrants arrived in Entre Ríos province with the aim of opening a new school to teach agriculture and theology.[2] From 1909 until the late 1960s, trains were an important means of transport, with the Puiggari train station being the main hub used by people travelling to and from Libertador. This is the reason Libertador San Martín is known today also as "Puiggari".[2]

In 1971, Libertador earned official city status.

Gallery[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministerio del Interior (Spanish)
  2. ^ a b c d "Información General | Libertador San Martín, Entre Ríos". www.munlsanmartin.gob.ar. Retrieved 2015-11-20. 

Coordinates: 33°05′S 58°15′W / 33.083°S 58.250°W / -33.083; -58.250External links[edit]