Misiones Depairtment

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Misiones Depairtment

Departamento de Misiones
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Misiones shown in red
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Coordinates: 26°38′S 57°10′W / 26.633°S 57.167°W / -26.633; -57.167
Kintra Paraguay
RegionEastren Region
Established1906
CaipitalSan Juan Bautista
Lairgest ceetySan Ignacio
Govrenment
 • GovrenorArturo Martínez (ANR)
Area
 • Total9,556 km2 (3,690 sq mi)
Aurie rank12
Population
 (2007)[1]
 • Tot113,644
 • Rank14
 • Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-04 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-03 (ADT)
ISO 3166 codePY-8
Number o Destricts10
Wabsteidwww.misiones.gov.py

Misiones is a depairtment locatit in the soothren region o Paraguay. Its caipital is San Juan Bautista. The aicht o Paraguay's 17 depairtments, it wis creatit in 1906, then kent as the San Ignacio Depairtment, an wis no gien its present name till 1945. Its current name reflects its status as hame tae several Jesuit Reductions, or missions.

Locatit in a relatively isolatit pairt o the kintra, far frae the iceety o Asunción an ither important population centers sic as Ciudad del Este an Encarnación, Misiones haes remained ane o the least developit an poorer depairtments in the kintra.

Misiones borders the depairtments o Paraguarí an Caazapá tae the north, Itapúa tae the east, Ñeembucú tae the wast, an the Corrientes Province o Argentinae tae the sooth.

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