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Puerto Madryn is situated at Golfo Nuevo (New Gulf), a deep and calm South Atlantic gulf. It was foundated in 1865, when a contingent of 153 Welsh immigrants arrived in this coast. The Welsh people began to populate this deserted region, and founded some towns, like Trelew, Rawson, Gaiman. The name of this city comes from Sir Love Jones Parry, MP of Madryn Castle, who explored the area in 1863, along with Lewis Jones.
Nowadays, the city has a population of 50.000 inhabitants, and it is an important harbour, water sports centre, and a privileged place to study sea fauna.

Puerto Madryn está ubicado sobre el Golfo Nuevo, un golfo profundo y sereno del Atlántico Sur. Fue fundado en 1865, cuando un contingente de 153 inmigrantes galeses llegó a estas costas. Los galeses comenzaron a poblar esta región desértica, y fundaron diversos pueblos, como Trelew, Rawson, Gaiman. El nombre de esta ciudad deriva de Sir Love Jones Parry, Barón de Madryn, quien exlploró el área en 1863, junto con Lewis Jones.
En la actualidad, la ciudad tiene una población de 50.000 habitantes, y es un puerto importante, un centro de deportes acuáticos y un lugar privilegiado para estudiar la fauna marina.

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  • Written Sep 21, 2003
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