San Fernando Department

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San Fernando
Location of San Fernando Department in Chaco Province
Location of San Fernando Department in Chaco Province
Coordinates: 27°27′S 58°59′W / 27.450°S 58.983°W / -27.450; -58.983Coordinates: 27°27′S 58°59′W / 27.450°S 58.983°W / -27.450; -58.983
Country Argentina
Province Chaco Province
Founded 1878 (Resistencia)
Capital Resistencia
 • Total 3,489 km2 (1,347 sq mi)
Population [1]
 • Total 365,637
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sanfernandense
Area code(s) 03722
Distance to Buenos Aires 1,020 km (630 mi)

San Fernando is a department of Chaco Province in Argentina.

The provincial subdivision has a population of about 365,000 inhabitants in an area of 3,489 km², and its capital city is Resistencia, which is also the provincial capital. It located around 1,020 km from Capital Federal.


The department consists of 5 first-level municipalities:


  1. ^ 2001 census [INDEC]

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