Chubut Province

Chubut (Spanish: Provincia del Chubut, IPA: [tʃuˈβut]; Welsh: Talaith Chubut) is a province in southern Argentina, situated between the 42nd parallel south (the border with Río Negro Province), the 46th parallel south (bordering Santa Cruz Province), the Andes range to the west, and the Atlantic ocean to the east. The province's name derives from the Tehuelche word chupat, meaning "transparent," their description of the Chubut River.

Chubut
Provincia del Chubut  (Spanish)
Talaith Chubut  (Welsh)
Province of Chubut
Motto(s): 
"Ni muerte ni esclavitud. Solo patria y libertad"  (Spanish)
"Na marwolaeth na caethwasiaeth. Dim ond mamwlad a rhyddid"  (Welsh)
"Neither death nor slavery. Only motherland and freedom"
Location of Chubut within Argentina
CountryArgentina
CapitalRawson
LanguagesSpanish
Welsh
Departments15
Municipalities and communes47
Government
  GovernorMariano Arcioni (ChuSoTo)
  Vice GovernorRicardo Sastre (ChuSoTo)
  Legislature27
  National Deputies5
  National SenatorsCarlos Linares (FDT)
Edith Terenzi (JXC)
Ignacio Torres (JXC)
Area
  Total224,686 km2 (86,752 sq mi)
Population
 (2010[1])
  Total509,108
  Rank18th
  Density2.3/km2 (5.9/sq mi)
Demonym(s)chubutense
Time zoneUTC−3 (ART)
ISO 3166 codeAR-U
HDI (2019)0.852 Very High (10th)[2]
Websitewww.chubut.gov.ar

The largest city is Comodoro Rivadavia in the south of the province; it has 180,000 inhabitants. The administrative capital is Rawson (40,000). Other important cities are Puerto Madryn, Trelew, Esquel and Sarmiento. Gaiman is a cultural and demographic centre of the region known as "Y Wladfa" in which Welsh-Argentines are concentrated. Of the 25,000 Welsh speakers in Argentina,[3] 5,000 live in the Chubut region,[4] particularly in the early Welsh settlements of Gaiman, Trelew and Trevelin.


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