Gaiman is a small town of Chubut, this town is in a valley. It’s 40 kilometers away from the capital city.Gaiman was foundedin 1874, and now it hasabout 7000 inhabitants.
This town has an interesting history. The 28th of July 1865 theWelsh reached the province and Gaiman was founded in 1885,but before this place was occupied by Tehuelches.The Tehuelches werenomads and hunters. They ate wild llamas,american rheas and itseggs, and collected somefruits.They wore skins of wildllamas.
They lived in tents, and they moved those tents depending onthe climate. The tents were made of wild llama skins sewn withamerican rhea tendons.They lived in groups, and every group had a leader: thecacique. The men did the hunting and the women cared for thechildren and did domestic work.
The 28th july 1865 the welsh arrived to Chubut in the sailboatMimosa. They came from Wales looking for a place to live inpeace and restart their lifes. Terminar diapositiva!
The plants are specially adapted to the arid climate ofthe area, they have thorns and small leaves, like thecoirón, jarilla, zampa, jume and other little bushes.
Some of the animals in the area are guanacos (Lamaguanicoe), piches (Zaedyus pichiy), skunks(Conepatushumboldtii), cuises (Microcavia australis), codornices(Coturnix coturnix), teros (Vanellus chilensis), choiques(Rhea americana), maras (Dolichotis patagonum), lizards,foxes (Conepatus humboldtii) and more.
The most important natural resource is the fine fruit forexport. Some of this fruits are cherries, strawberries andraspberries.This fruits also are used for marmelades production.
The most popular attractions of Gaiman are the WelshRegional Museum, the Antropologic Museum, the Firsthouse of Gaiman, the Ex railroad tunnel, the GeoparkBryn Gwyn and El Desafío Park.