Where is Formosa Located?
The province of Formosa is located in the extreme northeast of Argentina bordered to the North and East, Paraguay. It is covered throughout its area by the Chaco plain, a Savannah and forest landscape with Subtropical to tropical climate, in which it can get hot in summer at high humidity up to near 50 degrees. The Winter, on the other hand, is dry and pleasantly mild. Despite the flat topography, the landscape is by no means monotonous. In the north, for example, there are almost dark primeval forests, and in the whole area there are swampy areas, lakes and beautiful river valleys with lush Vegetation and rich wildlife.
What Country is Formosa in?
The forest-rich nature is still intact in many parts of the province, but deforestation is a growing Problem. Formosa also wants to benefit from the agrarian Boom after decades of bitter poverty. However, widespread corruption and mismanagement hamper the development of the province, where more than half of the inhabitants receive state transfers in some way.
Formosa is one of the provinces in which the culture of the indigenous people has been most preserved. The Qom (Toba) and Wichí (Mataco) are the two most common primary Nations, the former especially in the East, the latter in the West of the province. They have organisations that advocate their rights and Formosa hosts an international meeting of indigenous peoples every year in April. However, they are still far from being equal; on the contrary, up to the recent past, politicians used poor Wichí farmers with tricky methods of electoral manipulation.