Gobernador Virasoro

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Gobernador Virasoro
Gobernador Virasoro is located in Argentina
Gobernador Virasoro
Gobernador Virasoro
Location of Gobernador Virasoro in Argentina
Coordinates: 28°3′S 56°2′W / 28.050°S 56.033°W / -28.050; -56.033Coordinates: 28°3′S 56°2′W / 28.050°S 56.033°W / -28.050; -56.033
Country  Argentina
Province  Corrientes
Department Santo Tomé
 • Mayor Blanca Beatriz Pintos (UCR)
 • Total 2,100 km2 (800 sq mi)
Elevation 127 m (417 ft)
Population (2001 census)
 • Total 28,756
 • Density 14/km2 (35/sq mi)
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base W3342
Dialing code +54 3756

Gobernador Virasoro (formally Gobernador Ingeniero Valentín Virasoro) is a city in the province of Corrientes in the Argentine Mesopotamia. It had about 29,000 inhabitants at the 2001 census [INDEC].

The city lies in the north-east of the province, 64 km north from the city of Santo Tomé and 90 km from Posadas, Misiones, on National Route 14. The Iberá Wetlands are located 80 km to the west.

Gobernador Virasoro as such was founded on 23 September 1926. The original settlement, called Villa Vuelta del Ombú since the time the Jesuits established a ranch there, was renamed in homage to Valentín Virasoro, a field engineer who measured terrains and studied the Iberá lagoon and wetlands working for the provincial government.