Coat of Amrs
Area: 29,801 KM2.
Population: 963,869 (2001).
Capital City: Posadas.
Main Cities: Posadas, Oberá, Apóstoles, El Dorado, Puerto Iguazú, Jardín América y Leandro N. Alem.
The province of Misiones, situated in the Mesopotamian region, is bounded by Brazil, on the north, east
and south, and by the province of Corrientes and the Republic of Paraguay, on the west.
Its total area comprises 29,801 square kilometers (0.8% of the national total), dominated by deep rivers, which constitute the provincial hydric borders, providing a markedly mesopotamic characteristic. The terrain is crossed from northeast to southwest by low ranges of sierras.
Steep-sloping lands constitute 70% of the territory, which are unsuitable for agriculture. Only the lands referred to
as the «south fields» provide adequate conditions for farming. Misiones, due to its geographic location, is a
circulation axle, which enables a fluent integration of goods and population circuits, of both national and international origins.