Pilagás Department

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Location of Pilagás in Formosa (Argentina)
Capital El Espinillo
population 17,523 (2001, INDEC)
surface 3,041 km²
Population density 5.8 inhabitants / km²

The Pilagás Department is located in the northwest of the Formosa Province in northern Argentina and is one of nine administrative units in the province. It borders Paraguay to the north, the Pilcomayo department to the east, the Pirané department to the south and the Patiño department to the west .

The capital of the Pilagás Department is El Espinillo .


According to estimates by INDEC , the number of inhabitants in the Pilagás Department rose from 17,523 (2001) to 21,236 inhabitants in 2005.

cities and communes

The Pilagás Department is divided into the two municipalities of the third category, El Espinillo and Misión Tacaaglé , the Comisiones de Fomento Buena Vista and Tres Lagunas and the Junta Vecinal Provincial Portón Negro .

Coordinates: 25 ° 0 ′  S , 58 ° 30 ′  W