Corrientes Province

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Corrientes
Taragüí (Guaraní)
Province

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Location of Corrientes within Argentina
Coordinates: 28°40′S 57°38′W / 28.66°S 57.63°W / -28.66; -57.63Coordinates: 28°40′S 57°38′W / 28.66°S 57.63°W / -28.66; -57.63
Country Argentina
Capital Corrientes
Departments 25
Municipalities 67
Government
 • Governor Ricardo Colombi (UCR)
 • Deputies 7
 • Senators 3
Area
Ranked 16th
 • Total 88.199 km2 (34.054 sq mi)
Population (2010[1])
 • Total 993.338 (Ranked 11th)
 • Density 11.3/km2 (29/sq mi)
Demonym correntino
Time zone ART (UTC−3)
ISO 3166 code AR-W

Corrientes is a province in northeast Argentina. The Yacyretá Dam is in the northeast of the province. It is one of the largest hydroelectric dams in the world. Also in the province are the Iberá Wetlands and the Mburucuyá National Park.

On 28 September 2004, Guaraní became an official language of Corrientes, alongside Spanish. It is the only Argentine Province with an official language other than Spanish.

Agriculture is one of the main activities in the province. Crops include citrus, tobacco, rice, tea, cotton and yerba mate.

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