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Paraná, Argentina

Paraná
City

(From top to bottom; from left to right) Panoramic view of the city; Paraná Cathedral; Hotel Mayorasgo; Entre Ríos Government House and Toma Vieja.

Coat of arms
Paraná
Paraná
Location of Paraná in Argentina

Coordinates: 31°44′S 60°32′W / 31.733°S 60.533°W / -31.733; -60.533Coordinates: 31°44′S 60°32′W / 31.733°S 60.533°W / -31.733; -60.533

Country Argentina
Province Entre Ríos
Department Paraná
Founded October 23, 1730
Government
 • Mayor Blanca Osuna (PJ)
Area
 • Total 137 km2 (53 sq mi)
Elevation 77 m (253 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 401.000
 • Density 2.9/km2 (7.6/sq mi)
Demonym Paranaense
Time zone ART (UTC−3)
CPA base E3100
Dialing code +54 343
Website Official website

Paraná (Spanish pronunciation: [paɾaˈna]) is the capital city of the Argentine province of Entre Ríos, located on the eastern shore of the Paraná River, opposite the city of Santa Fe, capital of the neighbouring Santa Fe Province. The city has a population of 401,000 (2001 census [INDEC]).

Paraná is not only the head of the provincial government, but also an important river port for the transshipment of cereals, cattle, fish, and lumber from the surrounding region. The principal industries installed are the manufacture of cement, furniture, and ceramics. The centre of the city gathers colonial churches, European styles such as that of the 3 de Febrero Theatre or the Government House, the mixed styles of the city's Cathedral, and modern towers like those near the Parque Urquiza park.

The city is connected to the city of Santa Fe on the other side of the Entre Ríos by the Hernandarias Subfluvial Tunnel inaugurated in 1969. The General Justo José de Urquiza Airport (IATA PRA) at coordinates 31°47′07″S 60°28′09″W / 31.78528°S 60.46917°W / -31.78528; -60.46917 is 7.5 kilometres from the city, and services regular flights to Buenos Aires.

History

During the 16th century, inhabitants of the city of Santa Fe settled also at the other side of the Parits neighbour capital of Santa Fe.

Panoramic view of the city of Paraná

External links

  • Paraná Circuit in Google Maps

References

  • Official website (Spanish)
  • Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (Spanish)
  • Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos (Spanish)
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