Chaco Province

province of Argentina

The Province of Chaco is a province in northeastern Argentina. There were 1,129,606 as of 2022.[2] The province has an international border with Paraguay. The capital and largest city is Resistencia.

Flag of Chaco
Coat of arms of Chaco
Location of Chaco in Argentina
Location of Chaco in Argentina
Coordinates: 27°27′05″S 58°59′12″W / 27.45139°S 58.98667°W / -27.45139; -58.98667
Country Argentina
Capital and Largest CityResistencia
 • GovernorLeandro Zdero (UCR|Juntos por el Cambio)
 • Deputies7
 • Senators3
 • Total99,633 km2 (38,469 sq mi)
 • Total1,129,606
 • Rank10th
 • Density10.59/km2 (27.4/sq mi)
Demonym(s)chacoan, chaqueño
Time zoneUTC−3 (ART)
ISO 3166 codeAR-H

Half of the people who live here are below the poverty line.

Chaco is from the word chacú. It is a Quechua word used for hunting by the people of the Inca Empire.


  1. "República Argentina por provincia o jurisdicción". Censo 2010. INDEC. 28 February 2012. Archived from the original on 1 September 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  2. INDEC. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
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