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Area: 72.066 Km2
Population: 486.559 habitantes (Censo 2001).
Capital City: Formosa
Main Cities: Formosa, Clorinda, Comandante Fontana, Ingeniero Juárez, Pirané, Espinillo.
The province of Formosa, located in the Chaco region, is
bounded by the Republic of Paraguay on the north and east; the province of Chaco, on the south; and the
province of Salta, on the west.
Formosa has a total area of 72,066 square kilometers (1.9% of the country total), and its territory is a vast plain, forming
part of the extensive Chaco region. Its water courses are the consequence of the climatic variety that affect the province. Two
geographic environments can be differentiated: the center-west, showing a poorly drained and highly disintegrated network, and
the eastern portion, where the hydrographic system is dense, forming numerous swamps and marshlands. This portion
endures periodic, and even simultaneous, floods of several rivers.