The Chaco province of Argentina is located in the north of the country, near Formosa province and Paraguay. Its capital is the city of Resistencia which is across the Paraná river from neighbouring city Corrientes. Chaco province shouldn't be mistaken for the Gran Chaco which is a larger geographical area comprising of parts of Boliva, Paraguay, Brazil and Northern Argentina (including Chaco province).

Chaco is actually a Quechuan (american indian) word which means hunting - this was an important source of food for the indigenous people prior to the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century.

Chaco National Park with its Quebracho trees is one of the main touristical attractions of the province, though tourism in Chaco is not yet developed to the level found in many other provinces or Argentina.

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Northern Argentina
General discussions on Chaco and other northeastern provinces

Related links

Gobierno de la Provincia del Chaco
Official government site for Chaco province