Formosa is a city in northern Argentina, located on the left bank of the Paraguay River. It is the capital of the province of Formosa and has 198 074 inhabitants.
The region was inhabited originally by Toba and Wichí ( Matacos ). The city was founded on April 8, 1879 by Luis Jorge Fontana. The mortal remains of the founder of rest in the city's cathedral. The name of the city and the province are from the old Spanish word fermosa (now hermosa = beautiful ) derived. Spanish sailors in search of the Sierra de Plata (Silver Mountain ) called the turn of the Paraguay River, where the current is Formosa, Vuelta Vuelta la Fermosa or Formosa.
Formosa is primarily an administrative center to continue the agricultural industry is significant, which processes the products of an agricultural environment (especially cotton production ). The forestry in the area is significant.
The city is modern, yet there are also some notable monuments dating back to the turn of the century in 1900, such as the Cathedral and the Government Palace.
- Carnival (February)
- Día de la Fundación (April 8 ). Fixed to the founding of the city
- Fiesta de la Virgen de la Catedral (July 16 ). patron Saint
- Fiesta del Río (November)
The climate is subtropical humid with an average temperature of 30-45 ° C in summer and 12-23 ° C in winter. There is a dry season. Nevertheless, the aircon is vollhumid.