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Barranqueras town hall
Barranqueras town hall
Barranqueras is located in Argentina
Location of Barranqueras in Argentina
Coordinates: 27°29′S 58°56′W / 27.483°S 58.933°W / -27.483; -58.933Coordinates: 27°29′S 58°56′W / 27.483°S 58.933°W / -27.483; -58.933
Country Argentina
Province Chaco
DepartmentSan Fernando
(2010 census)
 • Total54,698
Time zoneUTC-3 (ART)
CPA base
Dialing code+54 3722

Barranqueras is a city in the southeast of the province of Chaco, Argentina, on a small tributary river on the right-hand-side (western) shore of the Paraná River, only 7 km from the provincial capital Resistencia and within its metropolitan area. It has over 50,000 inhabitants according to the 2001 census [INDEC], being the third most populated city in the province.

Barranqueras is located in a commercial node of the Mercosur, and has a port on Kilometer 1,198 of the Paraná, managed by the provincial state since 1991.

Alicia Azula was elected Mayor of Barranqueras in 2003 and she was re-elected twice more.[1][2]