Chaco

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Chaco,

 

Chaco Austral,

 

Chaco Boreal,

 

Chaco Central,

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Chaco War:

see Gran ChacoGran Chaco
or Chaco,
c.250,000 sq mi (647,500 sq km), extensive lowland plain, central South America. It is sparsely populated and is divided among Paraguay, Bolivia, and Argentina. Some of the highest temperatures in the southern continent are reached there.
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Chaco

 

a province in northern Argentina, in the basin of the Paraná and Bermejo rivers. Area, 99,600 sq km. Population, 566,600 (1970). The capital of Chaco is the city of Resistencia. Chaco is a major cotton-growing region. Livestock are raised for meat. Industry includes quebracho lumbering and the production of tanning extract.

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In The Grandchildren of Solano Lopez, historian Bridget Maria Chesterton tells the fascinating story of the role of the remote Chaco Boreal frontier in the development of Paraguayan nationalism.
The Native people of the Chaco Boreal belonging to several linguistic families and many ethnic groups were thus rendered ethnically Paraguayan and open to Paraguay's nationalistic program of agriculture and ranching.