Chaco Province

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Province of Argentina
Flag of Chaco
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 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(s) 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 | change source]

  1. "República Argentina por provincia o jurisdicción". Censo 2010. INDEC. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
Provinces of Argentina Flag of Argentina
Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires Province | Catamarca | Chaco | Chubut | Córdoba | Corrientes | Entre Ríos | Formosa | Jujuy | La Pampa | La Rioja | Mendoza | Misiones | Neuquen | Río Negro | Salta | San Juan | San Luis | Santa Cruz | Santa Fe | Santiago del Estero | Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica, and South Atlantic Islands | Tucumán