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Posadas is the capital city of the Argentine province of Misiones, located at the south of the province,
on the left-hand (western) shore of the Paraná River, opposite Encarnación, Paraguay.
The city has an area of 965 km² and a population of 255,052 (2001 census [INDEC]).
Posadas is the provincial centre of the government, culture and economy.
Furniture, tobacco, food, textile, and construction are the most important industries.
Other important economical activities are the commerce and services.
Posadas is connected to the Paraguayan city of Encarnación by the San Roque González de
Santa Cruz Bridge.
The port, once of great economical importance, is used for sport vessels, carrier of passengers
and some boats for sand transport.
The city is located on National Route 12, some 1,300 kilometres from Buenos Aires.
The General José de San Martín Airport (IATA: PSS, ICAO: SARP),
at coordinates 27°22'S, 55°58'W, is 7 kilometres from the city, and serves
regular flights to Buenos Aires.
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