Chaco Province

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Chaco
Province o Argentinae
Banner o Chaco
Banner
Coat o airms o Chaco
Coat o airms
Location o Chaco athin Argentinae
Location o Chaco athin Argentinae
Kintra  Argentinae
Caipital an Lairgest Ceety Resistencia
Govrenment
 • Govrenor Jorge Capitanich (PJ)
 • Deputies 7
 • Senators 3
Aurie
Rankit 12t
 • Total 99,633 km2 (38,469 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Tot 1,055,259
 • Rank 10t
 • Density 11/km2 (27/sq mi)
Demonym(s) chacoan, chaqueño
Time zone ART (UTC−3)
ISO 3166 code AR-H
Wabsteid www.chaco.gov.ar

The Province o Chaco (in Spainyie: Provincia del Chaco) (Spaingie pronunciation: [ˈtʃako]) is a province in northeastren Argentinae. Wi a aurie o 99,633 km2 (38,469 sq mi) an a population o 1,055,259 as o 2010, it is the 12t maist extensive an the 9t maist populatit o the 23 Argentine provinces. Chaco is bordered bi Salta an Santiago del Estero tae the wast, Formosa tae the north, Corrientes tae the east, and Santa Fe tae the sooth. The province haes an internaitional border wi the Paraguayan Depairtment o Ñeembucú an aw. The caipital an lairgest ceety is Resistencia.

Chaco haes lang been amang the provinces wi the wurst social indicators in the kintra. Amang Argentine provinces, it ranks last bi GDP per caipita an 21st bi Human Development Index, abuin neebours Formosa an Santiago del Estero.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Chaco's economy, like maist in the region, is relatively unnerdevelopit yet haes recovered vigorously, syne 2002. Its economy wis estimatit tae be US$4.4 billion in 2006, or US$4,470 per caipita (hauf the naitional average an the third-lawest in Argentinae).[2] Chaco's economy is diversifeed; but, its agricultural sector haes suffered frae recurrent drochts ower the past decade.

Tannin factory in Puerto Tirol.

Agricultural development in Chaco is linkit tae the quebracho firth, an the cotton production, which currently accoonts for 60% o naitional production.

Agricultur accoonts for an elevatit 17% o ootput an includes crops such as soy, sorghum an maize. Succar cane is cultivatit in the sooth an aw, as well as rice an tobacco in lesser proportion.

Cattle consists o mixed races o Argentine cows wi zebu, which adapt better tae the heich temperatures, grass shortage, an occasional floodin.

Industrie contributes modestly tae the economy (aboot 10%) an includes textiles (produced frae local cotton), ile mills, an coal production, as well as succar, alcohol an paper (aw producit frae succar cane).

Chaco is hame tae the Chaco Naitional Pairk, but tourism is no a well-developit industrie in the province. The province's main airport, Resistencia Internaitional Airport, serves aroond 100,000 passengers annually.

Poleetical organisation[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province is dividit intae 25 depairtments (Spainyie: departamentos).

Depairtment Seat Aurie
(km2)
Population
(2010)[3]
Population
(2001)[3]
Density
(2010)
Almirante Brown Pampa del Infierno 17,276 34,075 29,086 1.97
Bermejo La Leonesa 2,562 25,052 24,215 9.77
Chacabuco Charata 1,378 30,590 27,813 22.19
Comandante Fernández Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña 1,500 96,944 88,164 64.63
12 de Octubre General Pinedo 2,576 22,281 20,149 8.65
2 de Abril Hermoso Campo 1,594 7,432 7,435 4.66
Fray Justo Santa María del Oro Santa Sylvina 2,205 11,826 10,485 5.36
General Belgrano Corzuela 1,218 11,988 10,470 9.84
General Donovan Makallé 1,487 13,490 13,385 9.07
General Güemes Juan José Castelli 25,487 67,132 62,227 2.63
Independencia Campo Largo 1,871 22,411 20,620 11.98
Libertad Puerto Tirol 1,088 12,158 10,822 11.17
Libertador General San Martín General José de San Martín 7,800 59,147 54,470 7.58
Maipú Tres Isletas 2,855 25,288 24,747 8.85
Mayor Luis J. Fontana Villa Ángela 3,708 55,080 53,550 14.85
9 de Julio Las Breñas 2,097 28,555 26,955 13.61
O'Higgins San Bernardo 1,580 20,131 19,231 12.74
Presidencia de la Plaza Presidencia de la Plaza 2,284 12,499 12,231 5.47
Primero de Mayo Margarita Belén 1,864 10,322 9,131 5.53
Quitilipi Quitilipi 1,545 34,081 32,083 22.05
San Fernando Resistencia 3,489 390,874 365,637 112.03
San Lorenzo Villa Berthet 2,135 14,702 14,252 6.88
Sargento Cabral Colonia Elisa 1,651 15,899 15,030 9.63
Tapenagá Charadai 6,025 4,097 4,188 0.68
25 de Mayo Machagai 2,358 29,215 28,070 12.39

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