Misiones Province

  • misiones
    province
    clockwise from top: iguazú falls (iguazú national park), posadas, yerba mate plantation, guaraní jesuit mission of san ignacio miní.
    clockwise from top: iguazú falls (iguazú national park), posadas, yerba mate plantation, guaraní jesuit mission of san ignacio miní.
    flag of misiones
    flag
    coat of arms of misiones
    coat of arms
    anthem: misionerita (the song for the child of misiones)
    location of misiones within argentina
    location of misiones within argentina
    coordinates: 26°55′s 54°31′w / 26°55′s 54°31′w / -26.92; -54.52argentina
    capitalposadas
    subdivisions
    government
     • governor oscar herrera ahuad[1] (frente renovador de la concordia)
     • deputies7
     • senators3
    area

    ranked 21st
     • total29,801 km2 (11,506 sq mi)
    population
     (2010[2])
     • total1,101,593
     • rank9th
     • density37/km2 (96/sq mi)
    demonym(s)misionero
    time zoneutc−3 (art)
    iso 3166 codear-n
    hdi (2016)0.829 very high (20th)[3]
    websitewww.misiones.gov.ar

    misiones (spanish pronunciation: [miˈsjones], missions) is one of the 23 provinces of argentina, located in the northeastern corner of the country in the mesopotamia region. it is surrounded by paraguay to the northwest, brazil to the north, east and south, and corrientes province of argentina to the southwest.

    this was an early area of roman catholic missionary activity by the society of jesus in what was then called the province of paraguay, beginning in the early 17th century. in 1984 the ruins of four mission sites in argentina were designated world heritage sites by unesco.[4]

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Misiones
Clockwise from top: Iguazú Falls (Iguazú National Park), Posadas, Yerba Mate plantation, Guaraní Jesuit Mission of San Ignacio Miní.
Flag of Misiones
Flag
Coat of arms of Misiones
Coat of arms
Anthem: Misionerita (The Song for the Child of Misiones)
Location of Misiones within Argentina
Location of Misiones within Argentina
Coordinates: 26°55′S 54°31′W / 26°55′S 54°31′W / -26.92; -54.52Argentina
CapitalPosadas
Subdivisions
Government
 • Governor Oscar Herrera Ahuad[1] (Frente Renovador de la Concordia)
 • Deputies7
 • Senators3
Area
 • Total29,801 km2 (11,506 sq mi)
Population
 (2010[2])
 • Total1,101,593
 • Rank9th
 • Density37/km2 (96/sq mi)
Demonym(s)misionero
Time zoneUTC−3 (ART)
ISO 3166 codeAR-N
HDI (2016)0.829 Very High (20th)[3]
Websitewww.misiones.gov.ar

Misiones (Spanish pronunciation: [miˈsjones], Missions) is one of the 23 provinces of Argentina, located in the northeastern corner of the country in the Mesopotamia region. It is surrounded by Paraguay to the northwest, Brazil to the north, east and south, and Corrientes Province of Argentina to the southwest.

This was an early area of Roman Catholic missionary activity by the Society of Jesus in what was then called the Province of Paraguay, beginning in the early 17th century. In 1984 the ruins of four mission sites in Argentina were designated World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.[4]