Posadas

Posadas

[paw-sah-thahs]
noun
a city in NE Argentina, on the Paraná River.
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posada

[poh-sah-duh; Spanish paw-sah-thah]
noun, plural posadas [poh-sah-duhz; Spanish paw-sah-thahs] .
(in some Spanish-speaking countries) a government-operated or -approved inn offering moderately priced rooms to tourists, especially in a historic area.

Origin:
1755–65; < Spanish: inn, lodging, dwelling, equivalent to pos(ar) to lodge, rest (< Late Latin pausāre; see pose1) + -ada, feminine of -ado -ate1

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posada (poˈsaða)
 
n , pl -das
an inn in a Spanish-speaking country
 
[literally: place for stopping]

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posadas

city, capital of Misiones provincia (province), northeastern Argentina. Situated in the western corner of the province, it is bordered (north and east) by the Parana River, which separates it from Encarnacion, Paraguay. The settlement originated as a Paraguayan trading post and river port, known as Trinchera de los Paraguayos ("Trench of the Paraguayans"). In 1869, during the War of the Triple Alliance, however, the name was changed to Trinchera de San Jose. In 1879 the city was named for the national hero, Gervasio Antonio Posadas (1757-1833). An administrative centre, with a substantial portion of its population working in public service, Posadas is also important for the manufacture of wood and iron products. Pop. (2001) 252,981.

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