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Misiones


Coat of Arms Image File history File links Flag_of_Misiones. ... Image File history File links Shield of the Misiones Province. ...

Capital Posadas
Area 29,801 km²
Population 965,522 (2001)
Density 32.4/km²
Governor Eng. Carlos Eduardo Rovira
Demonym Misionero
ISO 3166-2 AR-N

Misiones 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 and east, and Corrientes Province of Argentina to the southwest. Posadas is the capital of the Misiones Province in the northeastern Argentina, yet on the southwest end of the province, some 1300 kilometers from Buenos Aires. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Carlos Eduardo Rovira (born 1956-02-18) is an Argentine Justicialist Party (PJ) politician, current governor of Misiones Province at the head of the Front for Renewal. ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... ISO 3166-2:AR is an ISO standard which defines geocodes: it is the subset of ISO 3166-2 which applies to Argentina. ... Download high resolution version (520x1004, 13 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Argentina is subdivided in 23 provinces (Spanish: provincias, singular - provincia) and 1 federal district (capital federal). ... La Mesopotamia, Región Mesopotámica or Litoral (Littoral) is the humid and verdant area of north-east Argentina, comprising the provinces of Misiones, Entre Ríos and Corrientes. ... Corrientes is a province in northeast Argentina, in the Mesopotamia region. ...

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History

The province was originally populated by the Guarani culture. The first European to visit the region was Sebastian Cabot who, while navigating the Paraná River in December of 1527, found Apipé's falls. In 1541, Álvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca reached the Iguazú Falls. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Sebastian Cabot (1484-1557). ... The sun rising over the Paraná River, from the north-east of Rosario, Argentina. ... Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (c. ... Iguazu Falls (Portuguese: Cataratas do Iguaçu, Spanish: Cataratas del Iguazú IPA ) are waterfalls of the Iguaçu River located on the border of the Brazilian state of Paraná (in the Southern Region) and the Argentine province of Misiones, around the coordinates . ...


In 17th century, members of the Society of Jesus came to the zone. These missionaries began to build a string of Jesuit Reduccions. In a few years, they managed to create 30 villages, wherein the Guarani, who already were starting to practice agriculture, fully adopted a sedentary lifestyle. Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... The Jesuit Reductions were a particular version of the general Spanish colonial strategy of building reducciones de indios in order to civilise and catechise the native populations of South America. ...


In 1814, Gervasio Posadas, the director of United Provinces, declared Misiones annexed to Argentina's Corrientes (At this time Argentina was quasi-independent but still a nominally Spanish territory.) However Argentina did not exert de facto control over Misiones, which was claimed by several countries and effectively governed itself, so in 1830 military forces from Corrientes Province took control of Misiones. Gervasio Antonio de Posadas y Dávila (born June 18, 1757 in (Buenos Aires - died July 2, 1833) was a member of Argentinas Second triumvirate from 19 August 1813 until 31 January 1814, after which he continued as Supreme Director until January 9, 1815. ... This article explains the origin and history of the names given to the South American country Argentina. ... Corrientes is a province in northeast Argentina, in the Mesopotamia region. ... Corrientes is a province in northeast Argentina, in the Mesopotamia region. ...


In 1838, Paraguay occupied Misiones, because Paraguay claimed Misiones on the basis that the Misiones population was indigenous Guarani, the major ethnic group of Paraguay. In 1865, Paraguayan forces invaded Misiones again, in what became the War of the Triple Alliance. Following the peace agreement with Argentina eventually signed in 1876, defeated Paraguay gave up its claim to the Misiones territory. Combatants Paraguay Uruguay, Argentina, Empire of Brazil Commanders Francisco Solano López José E. Díaz Pedro II of Brazil Duke of Caxias Bartolomé Mitre Venancio Flores Strength at the beginning of the war ca. ...


Although Argentina had claimed Misiones since 1814, academics tend to interpret Argentine possession of Misiones as a result of this war. Bethell's account is that "the treaty of alliance [i.e. against Paraguay] contained secret clauses providing for the annexation of disputed territory in northern Paraguay by Brazil and regions in the east and west of Paraguay by Argentina... After a long and harrowing war (1865-70), Argentina prised from a prostrate Paraguay territory in Misiones." [Bethell, 'Argentina since Independence' , Cambridge University Press, 1993, pages 45-6]. Scobie's analysis is that "the political status of Misiones remained vague" and that Argentina gained the region "as a by-product of the Paraguayan war in the 1860's" [Scobie, 'Argentina' , Oxford University Press, 1964, pages 22-3]. The headquarters of the Cambridge University Press, in Trumpington Street, Cambridge. ... Oxford University Press (OUP) is a highly-respected publishing house and a department of the University of Oxford in England. ...


After the War of the Triple Alliance, Paraguay was much impoverished, so Misiones benefitted economically from belonging to Argentina.


In 1876, President Nicolás Avellaneda, assisted by his close friend Grl. Pietro Canestro, an Italian military noble who devoted much of its wealth anf life efforts to the achievement and maintainment of the peace in the region, proclaimed the Immigration and Colonization Law. This law would foster the immigration of European colonists in order to populate the vast unspoilt Argentinian territories. To comply with this law, several colonizing companies were created. One of them was Adolf Schwelm's Eldorado Colonización y Explotación de Bosques Ltda. S.A. This is how Eldorado was founded in September 29, 1919 by don Adolfo J. Schwelm, with a port on the Upper Paraná. Its agricultural colonies and experimental farms, the orange and grapefruit tree plantations and the cultivation of yerba mate, the mills and the dryers for such product are characteristic from this area. Swedish-Argentines became well known for growning Yerba Mate. Swedish settlement in Argentina took place principally in the mid to late 19th century, when Swedish people arrived in Argentina. ...


Misones received many immigrants mostly from Europe coming from Buenos Aires. Since then, Misiones has continued to benefit economically and has developed politically within Argentina. It has been successfully integrated into the Argentine state. Today, there is no controversy, either international or internal, surrounding ownership of the province. On December 10 of 1953 the "National Territory of Misiones" gained provincial status by the Law 14.294, and its constitution was approved on April 21 1958. Misiones today, is very strongly influenced by its French Culture. World map showing the location of Europe. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... Argentina is subdivided in 23 provinces (Spanish: provincias, singular - provincia) and 1 federal district (capital federal). ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ...


Geography

Misiones is the second smallest province after Tucumán. Tucumán is a province of Argentina, located in the northwest of the country. ...


The Misiones plateau includes a part of Brazil across the border. The rocks contain significant quantities of iron which forms a part of the soil, giving it a reddish color. At the center of the plateau rises the Sierra de Misiones, its highest peak, 843 m, near Bernardo de Irigoyen, in the Cerro Rincón.


The province is embraced by three big rivers: Paraná, Uruguay and Iguazú, native drains off of big regions with abundant rains. The sun rising over the Paraná River, from the north-east of Rosario, Argentina. ... Iguaçu WaterFalls Photo by: Daniel Spillere Andrade The Iguazu River (Portuguese:Rio Iguaçu, Spanish:Río Iguazú) is born in Sierra do Mar in the Brazilian state of Paraná to finish over a thousand kilometers southeast at the Paraná River, in the triple border with Paraguay and Argentina. ...


The Iguazu Falls are waterfalls located on the border of Brazilian state of Paraná (in the Southern Region) and the Argentinian Province of Misiones. Devils throat from the Brazilian side. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Flag of Paraná See other Brazilian States Capital Curitiba Largest City Curitiba Area 199,544 km² Population   - Total   - Density 9,150,000 48 inh. ...


Climate

The subtropical climate has no dry season, which makes Misiones one of the most humid provinces in Argentina. The vegetation is the so called "Selva Misionera". Part of it has been transformed by mankind to implant cultures and ranching. The original biome is protected in Iguazú National Park. Aerial view of a section of the waterfalls The Iguazú National Park is a national park of Argentina, located in the Iguazú Deparment,a in the north of the province of Misiones, Argentine Mesopotamia. ...


Economy

The major contribution to the province's economy comes from the jungle, particularly tourism and logging. The principal exploited trees are the Paraná pine, Guatambú, Cedar, Petiribí, Incense, Cane water-pipe, Anchico, Eucalyptus and Gueycá. Another source of income is the cultivation of yerba mate, tea and, in minor amounts, tobacco, sugar cane, rice and coffee. Cattle production is rare. Binomial name Araucaria angustifolia (Bertol. ... Binomial name Ilex paraguariensis A. St. ... Tea leaves in a Chinese gaiwan. ... This article is about the product manufactured from Tobacco plants (Nicotiana spp. ...


Its illiteracy rate is 8.6%.


Tourism

Along with the Mendoza Province (famous for its production of Argentine wine), El Calafate (famous for its Perito Moreno Glacier), and Buenos Aires, the province is one of the most important tourist destinations in Argentina. The province is named after the Jesuit missions (reducciones), which were established in the area. Of the 15 reducciones established in Argentina, 11 were located in the present Misiones Province. Of these 11, 4 were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1984: San Ignacio Mini, Nuestra Señora de Santa Ana, Nuestra Señora de Loreto, Santa María la Mayor. Mendoza is one of the 23 provinces of Argentina, located in the western central part of the country in the Cuyo region. ... Argentine wine, as with many aspects of Argentine cuisine, has its roots in Spain. ... El Calafate is a little village in Patagonia, Argentina. ... For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... The Jesuit Reductions were a particular version of the general Spanish colonial strategy of building reducciones de indios in order to civilise and catechise the native populations of South America. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ... Remains of the entrance to the church. ... Reducción de Nuestra Señora de Santa Ana (Reduction of Our Lady of Saint Ana) was one of the many missions or reductions founded in the 17th century by the Jesuits in the Americas during the Spanish colonial period. ... Reducción de Nuestra Señora de Loreto (Reduction of Our Lady of Loreto) was one of the many missions or reductions founded in the 17th century by the Jesuits in the Americas during the Spanish colonial period. ... Location of the most important reductions, with present political divisions. ...


Political division

The province is divided in 17 departments (Spanish: departamentos): Departments (Spanish: departamentos) form the second level of administrative division in the provinces of Argentina. ...


Department (Capital)

Misiones Province, Political Division
Misiones Province, Political Division
  • Apóstoles (Apóstoles)
  • Cainguás (Campo Grande)
  • Candelaria (Santa Ana)
  • Capital (Posadas)
  • Concepción de la Sierra (Concepción de la Sierra)
  • Eldorado (Eldorado)
  • General Manuel Belgrano (Bernardo de Irigoyen)
  • Guaraní (El Soberbio)
  • Iguazú (Puerto Esperanza)
  • Leandro N. Alem (Leandro N. Alem)
  • Libertador General San Martín (Puerto Rico)
  • Montecarlo (Montecarlo)
  • Oberá (Oberá)
  • San Ignacio (San Ignacio)
  • San Javier (San Javier)
  • San Pedro (San Pedro)
  • Veinticinco de Mayo (Alba Posse)

Image File history File links Author: [[Loco085 15:30, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)]]- Leandro Kibisz File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Author: [[Loco085 15:30, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)]]- Leandro Kibisz File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Apóstoles is a city in the province of Misiones, Argentina. ... Posadas is the capital of the Misiones Province in the northeastern Argentina, yet on the southwest end of the province, some 1300 kilometers from Buenos Aires. ... Eldorado is a town of about 70,000 people (when I was tehre in 1998). ... Eldorado is a city in the center-northeast of the province of Misiones, Argentina. ... Bernardo de Irigoyen is a city in the province of Misiones, Argentina. ... Official name Departamento de Libertador General San Martín Capital General José de San Martín Country Province Argentina Chaco Foundation Founder 1934  ? Population:    - Total 54,470 (2001 census [INDEC])  - Density 6. ... The San Antonios temple in the downtown of Oberá Oberá is a city in Misiones Province, Argentina. ... San Javier Department is the name of three administrative subdivisions of Argentine provinces: San Javier Department, Córdoba San Javier Department, Misiones San Javier Department, Santa Fe Category: ... San Pedro is the largest and most sparsely populated department in the province of Misiones, Argentina. ...

See also

The Hito Tres Fronteras (three borders landmark) is a tourist attraction located in the city of Puerto Iguazú, Misiones in Argentina. ... Yacyretá-Apipé (or just Yacyretá) is an hydroelectric dam located on the Paraná River between Argentina and Paraguay, 83 kilometers downstream of Posadas City, next to Paraguayan city of Ayolas, and Argentine city of Ituzaingó, Corrientes Province. ... Ukrainian Ballet performing during the celebrations Immigrants Festival is celebrated in the city of Oberá, Misiones in Argentina. ...

External links

  • French Culture in Misiones
  • Pictures of Misiones

Coordinates: 26°42′S 51°24′W / -26.7, -51.4 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Misiones Province | Definition | Information | Explanation | Review | WikiCity.com - Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, Free ... (193 words)
Misiones is one of the 23 provinces of Argentina, located in the northeastern corner of the country.
It is surrounded by Paraguay to the northwest, Brazil to the north and east, and Corrientes Province of Argentina to the southwest.
The province is divided in 17 departments (spanish departamentos).
Society of Jesus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4052 words)
Following a decree signed by Pope Clement XIV in July 1773, the Jesuits were suppressed in all countries except Russia, where Catherine the Great had forbidden the papal decree to be promulgated.
Because millions of Catholics (including many Jesuits) lived in the Polish western provinces of the Russian Empire, the Society was able to maintain its legal existence and carry on its work all through the period of suppression.
The period following the Restoration of the Jesuits in 1814 was marked by tremendous growth, as evidenced by the large number of Jesuit colleges and universities established in the 19th century.
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