Misiones Province

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Misiones
Province
Clockwise from top: Iguazú Falls (Iguazú National Park), Posadas, Guaraní Jesuit Mission of San Ignacio Miní, Yerba Mate plantation.

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Location of Misiones within Argentina
Coordinates: 26°55′S 54°31′W / 26.92°S 54.52°W / -26.92; -54.52Coordinates: 26°55′S 54°31′W / 26.92°S 54.52°W / -26.92; -54.52
Country Argentina
Capital Posadas
Departments 17
Municipalities 78
Government
 • Governor Maurice Closs
 • Deputies 7
 • Senators 3
Area
Ranked 21st
 • Total 29.801 km2 (11.506 sq mi)
Population (2010[1])
 • Total 1.097.829 (Ranked 10th)
 • Density 36.8/km2 (95/sq mi)
Demonym misionero
Time zone ART (UTC−3)
ISO 3166 code AR-N

Misiones is one of the provinces of Argentina. It is in the northeastern corner of the country. Paraguay is to the northwest. Brazil is to the north, east and south. There are 965,522 people living in Misiones. Iguazú National Park is here.

The province first had Guarani people.

Misiones makes the most yerba mate in all of Argentina. Light manufacturing and tourism also help the economy.

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