AskBiography Logo   Latest News  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Google Buzz  Became Fan - Facebook  Subscribe to RSSRSS   Bookmark and Share


Full nameTrelew
Native name langes
Settlement typeCity
Total Population93386
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneART (UTC-3)
CPA baseU9100
Area code+54 2965

     Home | City | Trelew

Trelew (Tre Lew(is) in welsh) is a city in the province of Chubut, in the Argentine Patagonia. The city is the bigger and most populous in the low valley of the Chubut river, with an estimated 100.000 inhabitants as of 2010. The Trelew municipality is part of the Rawson Department, which capital, Rawson is also the provincial capital.

It is an important commercial and industrial center for the region and is the main hub for wool processing, accounting for the 90% of the activity on Argentina. The produce of this industry is mainly shipped and exported through Puerto Madryn and Puerto Deseado.

Trelew is home to the Museum of Paleontology Egidio Feruglio, showcasing the paleontological heritage of the Patagonic region, and considered one of the most important of its kind in South America and the Astronomic and Planetary Observatory.

The city is served by the Almirante Marcos A. Zar Airport, of both civilian and military use. The airport's runway is shared with the Almirante Zar Naval Base, home of the Lockheed P-3 Orion squadron of the Argentine Naval Aviation.

The city was founded in 1886 by Welsh settlers, hence its name of Welsh origin, feature shared with many other cities and towns in the area.

Warning: simplexml_load_file( [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 410 Gone in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "" in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Fatal error: Call to a member function children() on a non-object in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 260