Zavalla, Santa Fe

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Zavalla is located in Argentina
Location of Zavalla in Argentina
Coordinates: 33°1′S 60°53′W / 33.017°S 60.883°W / -33.017; -60.883Coordinates: 33°1′S 60°53′W / 33.017°S 60.883°W / -33.017; -60.883
Country  Argentina
Province Santa Fe
Department Rosario
 • Presidente comunal José Ignacio Mujica
 • Total 4,659
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base S2123
Dialing code +54 341

Zavalla is a town (comuna) in the south of the province of Santa Fe, Argentina. It has 4,659 inhabitants per the 2001 census [INDEC]. It is located on National Route 33, immediately west from Pérez, 22 km south-west from the center of Rosario, and 187 km south from the provincial capital Santa Fe.

The settlement was born around a train station of the Ferrocarril Oeste Santafesino railway company, built in 1883 under the sponsorship of Carlos Casado del Alisal. The town proper was founded in 1887, and the local government institution (a support commission) was formally created on 21 July 1898. Its name is an homage to the priest and politician Manuel María Zavalla.