Chaco Province

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Chaco
Flag of Chaco
Flag
Coat of arms of Chaco
Coat of arms
Location of Chaco within Argentina
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 CityResistencia
Government
 • GovernorJorge Capitanich (PJ)
 • Deputies7
 • Senators4
Area
 • Total99,633 km2 (38,469 sq mi)
Population
(2010)[1]
 • Total1,055,259
 • Rank10th
 • Density10.59/km2 (27.4/sq mi)
Demonym(s)chacoan, chaqueño
Time zoneUTC−3 (ART)
ISO 3166 codeAR-H
Websitewww.chaco.gov.ar

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 | change source]

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