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Posadas, Misiones

Administration
Full namePosadas
Native name langes
Settlement typeCity
CountryArgentina
ProvinceMisiones
DepartmentCapital
Government
MayorOrlando Franco
Demography
Total Population255052
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneART (UTC-3)
CPA baseN3300
Area code+54 3752

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Posadas is the capital city of the Argentine province of Misiones, located at the south of the province, on the left-hand (western) shore of the Paraná River, opposite Encarnación, Paraguay. The city has an area of 965 km2 and a population of 323,739 (2010).

Posadas is the provincial centre of the government, culture and economy. Furniture, tobacco, food, textile, and construction are its most important industries. Other important economical activities are the commerce and services.

Posadas is connected to the Paraguayan city of Encarnación by the San Roque González de Santa Cruz Bridge. The port, once of great economical importance, is used for sport vessels, carrier of passengers and some boats for sand transport. The city is located on National Route 12, some 1,300 kilometres from Buenos Aires. The General José de San Martín Airport , at coordinates , is 7 kilometres from the city, and serves regular flights to Buenos Aires.


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