Formosa Province

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Map of Argentina highlighting Formosa province

Formosa Province is in northeastern Argentina, part of the Chaco Region. Its northeast end touches Asunción, Paraguay, and borders the provinces of Chaco and Salta to its south and west, respectively. The capital is Formosa.

The native language of Pilagá is spoken in central and western Formosa.

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History

Most of it once territory of Paraguay, after the War of the Triple Alliance Formosa was annexed to Argentina, to later gain, on June 15, 1955 province status.

Departments

The province is divided into nine departments:

Department (Capital)

  1. Bermejo (Laguna Yema)
  2. Formosa (Formosa) - The most populous department (40,04 % of province population)
  3. Laishí (San Francisco de Laishí)
  4. Matacos (Ingeniero Suárez)
  5. Patiño (Comandante Fontana)
  6. Pilagás (Espinillo)
  7. Pilcomayo (Clorinda)
  8. Pirané (Pirané)
  9. Ramón Lista (General Enrique Mosconi)


Cities

Major cities are:

External links


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