Departamento de Candelaria
Candelaria is an Argentine municipality in the province of Misiones in the department of the same name in the Argentine Republic. It is located at a latitude of 27°27 'South and at a length of 55°44' West. The municipality has a population of 25140 inhabitants, according to the 2010 census. The city has a port located on the banks of the Paraná River, only 27 kilometers from Posadas. It is communicated through the National Route 12. Some sources consider it part of the Gran Posadas, because a large part of the population works in the missionary capital. Ediliciamente is separated by a few kilometers from the rest of the agglomerate.
The municipality also includes a separate subdivision of the urban plant on the lake of the Yacyreta dam, known as Barrio del Lago. It was the first capital of the Argentine province of Misiones. In this city is the historical Sarandí, tree in which in 1811 General Manuel Belgrano rested during a stage of his military expedition to Paraguay. Another tourist site is the Refugio `` El Puma'', located on the outskirts of the city. It is a rehabilitation center for the autochthonous fauna. Some of the species that we can find are: pumas, jaguars, peccaries, etc. Since the implementation of the Nocturnity Code in the City of Posadas, Candelaria has become an incipient nightclub, where important rave parties and young music recitals are held. The author of the Candelaria Shield is Mr. Ricardo Esteban Zarza, public contest opened in 1983.