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Gallegos River


Gallegos River is a river in the Argentine province of Santa Cruz, on whose estuary lays Rio Gallegos city, capital of the province.

The river is born on the junction of the Rubens and Penitentes rivers, and after traveling it reaches the Atlantic Coast.

On its way east, after crossing a wide glaciated canyon, it meets the tributaries Turbio, Condor, and Zurdo. In spite of this, the river's stream can be drastically reduced during the dry season.

The river, named after Blasco Gallegos, one of the pilots of the Ferdinand Magellan's expedition of 1520, is popular for fly fishing of brown trout, but its mainly practiced by tourists.

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