The Province of Misiones: Introductory Note
Philip RaworthEdited By: Philip Raworth
© 2015 Oxford University Press
The Province of Misiones is situated in the northeast of Argentina and juts out into Brazil, of which it was originally a part. It is bordered on the northwest by Paraguay, on the north, south and west by Brazil and on the southwest by the Argentinean Province of Corrientes. It covers an area of 29,801 square kilometers (11,506 square miles) and, as of 2010, had a population of 1,101,593. The capital city is Posadas. Like the rest of South America, the area was occupied by various Indian tribes before the coming of the Europeans in the 16th century. During the...