San Javier, Santa Fe

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San Javier
San Javier is located in Argentina
San Javier
San Javier
Location of San Javier in Argentina
Coordinates: 30°35′S 59°57′W / 30.583°S 59.950°W / -30.583; -59.950Coordinates: 30°35′S 59°57′W / 30.583°S 59.950°W / -30.583; -59.950
Country Argentina
Province Santa Fe
Department San Javier
 • Mayor Adrián Simil (Justicialist Party)
 • Total 2,284 km2 (882 sq mi)
 • Total 15,601
 • Density 6.8/km2 (18/sq mi)
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base S3005
Dialing code +54 3405

San Javier is a city in the northeast of the province of Santa Fe, Argentina, 156 km north-northeast from the provincial capital. It had about 15,000 inhabitants at the 2001 census [INDEC] and it is the head town of the San Javier Department.

The town was founded in 1743 by Francisco de Echagüe y Andía, but only recognized as such by the provincial government in 1866. It attained the status of comuna (commune) on 1884-05-25, and became a city on 1979-12-02.