Apóstoles

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Apóstoles
City
Apostoles portal de acceso.jpg
Apóstoles is located in Argentina
Apóstoles
Apóstoles
Location of Apóstoles in Argentina
Coordinates: 27°55′S 55°46′W / 27.917°S 55.767°W / -27.917; -55.767Coordinates: 27°55′S 55°46′W / 27.917°S 55.767°W / -27.917; -55.767
Country  Argentina
Province Misiones
Department Apóstoles
Founded 1897
Elevation 151 m (495 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 26,876
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base N3350
Dialing code +54 3758
Website Official website

Apóstoles is a city in the province of Misiones, Argentina. It has 40,858 inhabitants as per the 2001 census [INDEC], and is the seat of government of Apóstoles Department. It is located on the southwest of the province, 60 km south from the provincial capital Posadas and 27 km from the international Argentina–Brazil border.

Apóstoles is the National Capital of yerba mate, and hosts an annual festival dedicated to this plant, the basis of the popular mate infusion.

The town was established as a Jesuit reduction in 1652. The first wave of immigrants, mainly Polish and Ukrainian, arrived in 1897. The municipality was officially created on 28 November 1913.

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