Church Planting Needs Argentina: Córdoba

Argentina has 23 provincias (states) and one autonomous city, Buenos Aires, much like our Washington DC. We will look at each provincia and the need for church planting throughout the vast country of Argentina.

Capital City: Córdoba Land Area: 63,831 sq mi (5th of 23)

Population: 3,308,876 (2nd of 23)

Largest Metropolitan Area: Córdoba (2nd)

Notable Cities: Córdoba, Villa Carlos Paz, & Cosquín

Churches Planted: 12 in Provincia

Churches Needed: 59 (1 church:50,000 pop.)

Córdoba, provincia (province), central Argentina. From the Grande Mountains in the west, which rise to 9,462 feet (2,884 metres), the land slopes eastward to the great Pampa grasslands, being drained by the Primero, Segundo, Tercero, Cuarto, and Quinto rivers. Only the Tercero reaches the Paraná River; the others terminate in swamps or in the saline Mar Chiquita Lagoon in the northeast. The north-central city of Córdoba is the provincial capital.

Spanish settlements were first established in the area in the 16th century, when trade was carried on with Bolivia and Chile. Although Córdoba was a stubborn region of Spanish resistance to the Latin American war of independence, it joined (1816) the Argentine Confederation, which it later (1852–62) strongly supported against the political dominance of Buenos Aires. Completion of the railway from Rosario in 1869 was the first important transportation link with the east, but Córdoba has retained its provincial loyalties.

Cattle, agriculture, and mining are the important industries in the provincia. The provincia’s chief industrial centres, which process foods and manufacture textiles, are Córdoba, Río Cuarto, and Villa María. Important tourist resorts in the sierras include Cosquín, Villa Carlos Paz, and La Falda.

The province makes up 13% of the countries population, and has the 3rd largest Church Planting need in the country. Please pray for the need in this province and the entire country of Argentina as there are many souls without any knowledge of Jesus Christ as their Savior.

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