Patiño Department

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Location of Patiño in Formosa (Argentina)
Capital Comandante Fontana
population 64,830 (2001, INDEC)
surface 24,502 km²
Population density 2.6 inhabitants / km²

The Patiño Department is located in the center of the Formosa Province in northern Argentina and is the largest of the province's nine administrative units . It borders Paraguay to the north, the Pilagás and Pirané departments to the east, the Chaco province to the south and the Bermejo department to the west .

The capital of the Patiño department is Comandante Fontana .


According to INDEC estimates , the number of inhabitants in the Department of Patiño rose from 64,830 (2001) to 74,086 inhabitants in 2005.

cities and communes

The Department of Patiño is divided into two municipalities of the second category ( Ibarreta and Las Lomitas ), six municipalities of the third category ( Comandante Fontana , Estanislao del Campo , General Manuel Belgrano , Pozo del Tigre , San Martín 2 and Villa General Güemes ) and two Comisiones de Fomento ( Subteniente Perín and Fortín Lugones ) and the Juntas Vecinales Provinciales Bartolomé de las Casas , Colonia Sarmiento , El Recreo , Fortín Sargento Primero Leyes , Juan G. Bazán , Posta Cambio Zalazar and San Martín 1 .

Coordinates: 25 ° 12 ′  S , 60 ° 0 ′  W