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Jesuit Missions of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 17-18th century
Date of Inscription: 1993
Location: South America, Paraguay, Department d’Itapua, region Orientale
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Six official UN languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
Other languages: Swedish
Description: The Jesuits' Christianized the Río de la Plata basin in the 17th and 18th centuries the action of which was supplemented by social and economic initiatives; these missions, as well having an artistic interest, are a reminder of this instance. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  La Santisima Trinidad de Paraná, or the Holy Trinity of Paraná is the name of a former Jesuit mission in Paraguay. It is an example of one of the many Jesuit Reductions, small colonies established by the missionaries in various locations in South America throughout the 17th and 18th century. Reducciones were built as miniature city-states that integrated indigenous populations with Christian faith. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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