Chaco Province

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Province of Argentina


Coat of arms
Location of Chaco within Argentina
Coordinates: 27°27′05″S 58°59′12″W / 27.45139°S 58.98667°W / -27.45139; -58.98667Coordinates: 27°27′05″S 58°59′12″W / 27.45139°S 58.98667°W / -27.45139; -58.98667
Country  Argentina
Capital and Largest City Resistencia
 • Governor Jorge Capitanich (PJ)
 • Deputies 7
 • Senators 4
Ranked 12th
 • Total 99,633 km2 (38,469 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 1,055,259
 • Rank 10th
 • Density 10.59/km2 (27.4/sq mi)
Demonym chacoan, chaqueño
Time zone ART (UTC−3)
ISO 3166 code AR-H

The Province of Chaco is a province in northeastern Argentina. There were 1,055,259 as of 2010. The province has an international border with the Paraguay. The capital and largest city is Resistencia.

Half of the people who live here are below the poverty line.

Chaco is from the word chacú. It is a Quechua word used for hunting by the people of the Inca Empire.

References[change | edit source]

  1. "República Argentina por provincia o jurisdicción". Censo 2010. INDEC. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2012.