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  Chaco Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chaco is an Argentine province located on the north of the country, near the border with Paraguay.
The province is bounded by Salta and Santiago del Estero to the west, Formosa to the north and east, Corrientes and the Republic of Paraguay to the southeast and Santa Fe to the south.
Chaco is a Quechua word for hunting, which was the main source of food for the aboriginal people prior to the Spanish colonisation of the Americas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chaco_Province   (634 words)

 Chaco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chaco Province, Argentina in the northeastern part of the country
Chaco is a plotting application toolkit for the Python programming language.
Chaco is a suite of algorithms for decomposing grids and assigning the pieces to processors in a parallel computing environment.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chaco   (143 words)

 Administración de Parques Nacionales
It is located in the Chaco province and was created in 1954 in order to protect a sample of the oriental Chaco.
PN Chaco (Chaco National Park) belongs to the “chaco húmedo” eco-region, which is a zone where predominates depressed environments.
PN Chaco (Chaco National Park) is a great refuge to the “carayá”, specie that is wanted for its unlawful marketing.
www.parquesnacionales.gov.ar /i/03_ap/07_chaco_PN/07_chaco_PN.htm   (770 words)

 Welcome to Chaco Province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The province of Chaco is located at the very heart of Mercosur, in the Republic of Argentina.
Chaco, as a province, owns a wide array of natural resources, has a rich culture, its history is based on immigration, and is still the home to its Native Americans.
Three important rivers border the province: the Bermejo, to the north; the Paraguay and the Paraná rivers, to the east.
www.chaco.gov.ar /PaginasDeLaHomeAnteior/chaco001.htm   (207 words)

 The Gran Chaco
The Chaco is one of the major wooded grassland areas in Central South America, and therefore could be of major economic importance, although this resource is being overutilized and suffers from intense degradation through unrestricted forest and bush clearing, overgrazing and continuous monoculture.
Table 7 gives the various crops and their areas in the Chaco and in the rest of the country from the 1996-1997 census; it shows that the only crops of real importance to the Chaco economy are grain sorghum, cotton and groundnut.
The Chaco is land of good potential; while it does have a climate with marked wet and dry seasons, its thermal growing season is long to continuous, and its soils fertile and derived from deep alluviums.
www.fao.org /ag/AGP/agpc/doc/Bulletin/GranChaco.htm   (12374 words)

 Jujuy - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Jujuy is a province of Argentina, located in the extreme northwest of the country, at the borders with Chile and Bolivia.
The province had a population of 611,888 in 2001, and covers an area of 53,219 km²;.
The province is divided into 16 departmets (in the Spanish language, departamentos).
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Jujuy   (176 words)

 Inter Press Service News Agency
Deforestation began in the province in the early 20th century, when the quebracho tree, a hardwood species, was heavily logged in the province for the extraction of tannin, which was used in the leather industry.
Nuñez explained that of the 10 million hectares in the province, 70 percent are currently plagued by drought to a greater or lesser extent.
In a letter to the authorities in Chaco, Raúl Montenegro, the head of the Foundation for the Defence of the Environment, warned in early 2004 that the forest is irreplaceable in the process of soil generation.
www.ipsnews.net /africa/print.asp?idnews=30577   (813 words)

 Chaco Footwear -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The province is bounded with Salta and Santiago del Estero to the west, Formosa to the north and east, Corrientes and Paraguay to the southeast and Santa Fe to the south.
Closer to the mountains in the west, the ''Alto Chaco'', is very dry and sparsely vegetated, but as you move eastward, to the ''Bajo Chaco'', you encounter lots of thornbrush jungle with quebracho trees and grassy clearings with a wealth of insects.
It was the scene of The Gran Chaco War (1932-1935) (though violence started as early as December 5, 1928) between Paraguay and Bolivia over supposed oil in the Chaco Boreal (a region north of the Pilcomayo River and to the west of the Paraguay River).
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/29/chaco-footwear.html   (1196 words)

 Shinkal - Regalo con estilo argentino   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Formosa is one of the provinces with the strongest native presence.
Province of the argentine Patagonia, on the Andes Mountains.
It is the province with less territory in all the country but one of the richest in culture of native tradition and natural resources.
www.shinkal.com /costumbres/glosario.php   (1941 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Accordingly, especially as the provinces have not delegated to Federal agencies the majority of water management and civil defense actions, a stronger institutional framework is now needed in the provinces.
During negotiations it was agreed that each province would submit this law to its legislature, as a condition of disbursement of the proceeds of the proposed loan for the respective province.
The amount of investment in each province and the financing plan (with JEXIM participation) were taken into consideration to adapt provincial counterpart requirements to their financial implementation capacities in order to assure sustainability of implementation.
www-wds.worldbank.org /servlet/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/1996/10/29/000009265_3970311113800/Rendered/INDEX/multi_page.txt   (17663 words)

 americas.org - More Protests in Provinces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
At least 15 people were injured and eight arrested in Argentina’s Chaco province on May 17 in a clash between about 400 police agents and 300 state workers demanding that the provincial legislature defeat government budget cuts.
Chaco governor Angel Rozas of the Radical Civic Union (UCR), part of the center-left Alliance, charged that the protests were led by “outside agitators” who came from Corrientes province to stir up trouble as the Chaco legislature was preparing to debate the budget slashing “adjustment” plan.
The plan was passed with the vote of the 21 Alliance deputies, who have a quorum on their own; they evaded the demonstrators by slipping into the legislature by a side gate, in a single minivan.
www.americas.org /item_5964   (402 words)

 Chaco Province
East of Formosa and Chaco, west of Corrientes and north of Santa Fe.
West of Formosa and Chaco, north-west of Santa Fe, east of Salta, Jujuy, Tucumán and Catamarca and almost the whole of Santiago del Estero.
The large rivers bounding the province in the north and the east show a very rich ichtyofauna.
www.surdelsur.com /flora/biogeogr/neotrop/domchaq/pciachaq/chaq/chaqing.htm   (314 words)

 CHACO NATIONAL PARK - National Parks in Argentina - Ripio Incoming Tour Operator Argentina.
Chaco National Park was set up in 1954 to preserve a sample of the eastern chaco.
The woods are composed of the "red" quebracho reaching some 15 m in height, the Gleditsia with its trunk covered with a thick wad of long and sharp thorns, Tabebuias which are covered in pink flowers at the end of winter, the guayacán of colourful bark.
The fauna of the Chaco is abundant and becoming used to the presence of man. Plush-crested and purplish jays are curious and approach in search of left-overs from picnics.
www.ripioturismo.com.ar /np-cha.htm   (675 words)

 globalinfo.org - Oct 10, ARGENTINA (#39685)
Nuñez said that of the 10 million hectares in the province, 70 percent are currently plagued by drought to a greater or lesser extent.
In a letter to the authorities in Chaco, Raúl Montenegro, the head of the Foundation for the Defense of the Environment, warned in early 2004 that the forest is irreplaceable in the process of soil generation.
If most of the province is converted into cropland, the country will lose one of the forest systems best adapted to heat, drought, the generation of soil and the conservation of water, he said.
www.globalinfo.org /eng/reader.asp?ArticleId=39685   (822 words)

 Bolivia - The Chaco War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Bolivians were defeated in all major battles, and by the end of 1934 they had been driven back 482 kilometers from their original positions deep in the Chaco to the foothills of the Andes.
In 1934, when he traveled to the Chaco to take command of the war, Salamanca was arrested by the high command and forced to resign.
The humiliating disaster of the Chaco War had a profound impact in Bolivia, where it was seen as dividing the history of the twentieth century "like a knife." The traditional oligarchy was discredited because of its inept civilian and military leadership in the war.
countrystudies.us /bolivia/15.htm   (604 words)

 Chaco Province
This province, the capital of which is Resistencia, is divided into 24 departments, with separate political and administrative powers.
The province of Chaco specializes in cotton dry farming, lumbering, and tropical cattle raising, and related activities, such as cotton ginning, and in lesser amount, weaving; sawmills; tannin extraction; cold-storage plants.
Tourist attractiveness is chiefly based on the Chaco National Park, Colonia Benitez Educative Reserve,,Presidencia Roque Saenz Peña, Villa Elisa, Isla Cerrito Campo del Cielo and the varied abundance of the provincial forests.
www.argentour.com /chacoing.html   (266 words)

 americas.org - Storm Victims Evicted from Public Housing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
BUENOS AIRES- Around 1,000 people whose precarious dwellings were destroyed by a storm in the northeastern province of Chaco were violently evicted Thursday from housing units built by the national government, which had not yet been assigned to their future occupants.
A photographer from the local newspaper Norte de Chaco was hit 17 times by rubber bullets, and a three-year-old boy was trampled by a horse.
"We live in a province that is one of the poorest in the country, and there is a large majority of people here who need a roof over their heads," he added.
www.americas.org /item_24179   (761 words)

 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Chaco (NT0210)
The Chaco ecoregion as defined herein (Olson 2000) is generally restricted to the northwestern two-thirds of western Paraguay, and east of the Andes in southeastern Bolivia and northwestern Argentina.
Reserves in the eastern Paraguayan Chaco and western Bolivian Chaco are noticably lacking, and reserves in the central and southern Argentinean Chaco are scant.
The Chaco region of Paraguay: peccaries and mennonites.
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/nt/nt0210_full.html   (1434 words)

 CSG Newsletter 212 - pp. 8-12   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
CAIMAN CONSERVATION IN The Chaco Province, in the northeast of Argentina, is the location of a conservation and sustainable use project of yacarés.
Although the main threat that puts in risk the yacarés of the region is the transformation of the habitat, there are numerous cases of mortality due to the pressure of the residents.
Chaco province is one of the poorest states in Argentina, and rural habitants, who manage very little resources, find in wild species a source to complement their diet.
www.flmnh.ufl.edu /natsci/HERPETOLOGY/NEWSLETTER/news212p8-12.htm   (2602 words)

 Argentina: Field Travel Shows Mixed Soybean Yields
Crop conditions for cotton and soybean were assessed in the main cotton and soybean areas in Chaco Province.
Soybeans are growing in importance in Chaco Province, with soybean area more than five times larger than the cotton area.
The 2001/02 seasonal weather in Marcos Juarez delegation (the most important soybean delegation in Argentina), Cordoba Province, shows excessive rain before planting, a period of dryness in December followed by heavy rain at the end of January, a dry spell for most of February, and the most recent rains in March.
www.fas.usda.gov /pecad2/highlights/2002/03/soytravel   (1414 words)

 CSG Newsletter 22-3 pp. 12-18   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The survey was conducted in November 2002, in the center-southeast region of this province.
To obtain an update of the status of the caiman population in the province of Formosa, we conducted diurnal and nocturnal surveys in many representative habitats in Formosa.
In 1996, the Yacaré Conservation and Sustainable Use Project was implemented in the province of Chaco, in northeastern Argentina.
www.flmnh.ufl.edu /natsci/HERPETOLOGY/NEWSLETTER/news223p12-18.htm   (3718 words)

 Human rights of parliamentarians: 165th Council session
Montenegro, and (ii) to incorporate instead as titular and substitute Senators for Chaco Province for the period 1998-2001 Mr.
Chaco Province appealed to the Supreme Court of Justice to declare Senate resolution DR?1083/98 unconstitutional and called for a "non-innovation measure" to prevent the swearing-in of Mr.
On 24 November 1998 the Court decided to disallow the appeal, advancing the same arguments as in the case of Chaco Province and, on 25 November 1998, Mr.
www.ipu.org /hr-e/165/arg20.htm   (1748 words)

 New Issue & Topicals - Stamp Details
A typical image of its landscape is that of the red peppers drying up under the sun in the small farms, alternating with onions plantations, and highland grapevine protected from the wind by poplars, surrounded by weeping willows, pepper trees, and bulrushes with sharp leaves.
Thus, the suspension bridge on the Setubal lagoon, which was reconstructed in 2002, almost 20 years after the fall of the original one, represents one of the symbols of this place.
TRONADOR MOUNT, PROVINCE OF RIO NEGRO The name of this old volcano is due to the nose of the repeated spontaneous liberation of ice and snow.
www.stanleygibbons.com /newissues/include/content_stampdetails.asp?id=1414/04_apr1b   (678 words)

 Dirección de Turismo Chaco
Conform, in the Chaco Province, an Economic Development Pole on the basis of activities related with cultural goods and services, tourism and ecology.
On that purpose, the Chaco Development Pole plans to have a contents elaborating center through the settling of specialized academies related to Latin-American popular music, sculpture and Spanish language, which are the basis of our cultural activity.
The Chaco Province’s Cultural Management has made an effort to accomplish a national status, in order to establish a connection between the word Chaco and the word culture, and even more, transfer to culture in Chaco the value of a trademark.
www.chaco.gov.ar /PDDC/english.htm   (1652 words)

 Chaco - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Gran Chaco, region in south central South America, covering about 647,500 sq km (about 250,000 sq mi), and encompassing part of Argentina, Paraguay,...
Chaco War (1932-35), conflict between Bolivia and Paraguay over the Chaco Boreal, a sparsely populated region to which both countries laid claim....
Chaco Culture National Historical Park: picture, Pueblo Bonito, New Mexico
ca.encarta.msn.com /Chaco.html   (85 words)

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.
Its water courses are the consequence of the climatic variety that affect the province.
This province, the capital of which is Formosa, is divided into 9 departments with separate political and administrative powers.
www.argentour.com /formosaing.html   (335 words)

 World Wetlands Day 2004 -- Argentina
The designation of this enormous and varied site in Chaco province has been supported by a project undertaken by Jorge Cappato and Fundación Proteger and WWF for Ramsar designations in the Paraná basin.
02/02/04; Chaco; 508,000 ha.; 27°20'S 058°50'W. Covering part of the Paraná and Paraguay Rivers floodplain complex in the eastern border of Chaco province, limited to the north by the Bermejo River and surrounding the city of Resistencia.
Wildlife in these forests shares traits with that of the Humid Chaco and the Amazon region, and representative tree species are the "Ibira-Pitá" Peltophorum vogelianum, the "Lapacho negro" Tabebuia ipe, Nectandra falcifolia and Enterolobium contortosilquum.
www.ramsar.org /wwd/4/wwd2004_rpt_argentina3.htm   (307 words)

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