Corrientes Province

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Corrientes

Taragüí (Guaraní)
Flag of Corrientes
Flag
Coat of arms of Corrientes
Coat of arms
Location of Corrientes within Argentina
Location of Corrientes within Argentina
CountryArgentina
CapitalCorrientes
Departments25
Municipalities67
Government
 • GovernorRicardo Colombi (UCR)
 • Deputies7
 • Senators3
Area
 • Total88.199 km2 (34.054 sq mi)
Population
 (2010[1])
 • Total993.338 (Ranked 11th)
 • Density11.3/km2 (29/sq mi)
Demonym(s)correntino
Time zoneUTC−3 (ART)
ISO 3166 codeAR-W
Websitewww.corrientes.gov.ar

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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