Puerto Tirol

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Puerto Tirol
Puerto Tirol
Town
Puerto Tirol is located in Argentina
Puerto Tirol
Puerto Tirol
Location in Argentina
Coordinates: 27°22′S 59°04′W / 27.367°S 59.067°W / -27.367; -59.067Coordinates: 27°22′S 59°04′W / 27.367°S 59.067°W / -27.367; -59.067
Country  Argentina
Province Flag of Chaco province in Argentina 2007.gif Chaco
Department Libertad
2nd level Municipality Puerto Tirol
Founded August 6, 1888
Elevation 38 m (125 ft)
Population ((2001 census [INDEC]))
 • Total 9,763
CPA Base H 3505
Area code(s) +54 3722
Climate Cfa

Puerto Tirol is a town in Chaco Province, Argentina. It is the head town of the Libertad Department.

The town was founded on August 6, 1888. The name refers to the origin of the initial settlers, who came from the Southern part of the Austro-Hungarian County of Tyrol (in German "Tirol"), an alpine region in Central Europe, today comprising Tyrol, Austria and South Tyrol, Italy.

There is another Tyrolian town in South America, about 900 km to the East, Treze Tilias, in Santa Catarina, Brazil (founded in 1933).

External links[edit]

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