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Charata is located in Argentina
Location of Charata in Argentina
Coordinates: 27°13′S 61°12′W / 27.217°S 61.200°W / -27.217; -61.200Coordinates: 27°13′S 61°12′W / 27.217°S 61.200°W / -27.217; -61.200
Country  Argentina
Province Chaco
Department Chacabuco
Founded 1914
Elevation 85 m (279 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 27,379
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base H3730
Dialing code +54 3731
Climate Cfa
Website Official website

Charata is a city in the province of Chaco, Argentina. It has 27,813 inhabitants as per the 2001 census [INDEC], and is the head town of the Chacabuco Department and the most important city in the southwest of Chaco, located 280 km from the provincial capital Resistencia.

The city was founded by provincial decree on 4 October 1914.

Charata is the important settlement closest to the Campo del Cielo crater meteoric dispersion (originated by the impact of a large metallic meteoroid, probably around 3800 BCE).