Paraná, Entre Ríos
(From top to bottom; from left to right) Panoramic view of the city; Paraná Cathedral; Hotel Mayorasgo; Entre Ríos Government House and Toma Vieja.
|Founded||October 23, 1730|
|• Mayor||Blanca Osuna (PJ)|
|• Total||137 km2 (53 sq mi)|
|Elevation||77 m (253 ft)|
|• Density||1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||ART (UTC−3)|
|Dialing code||+54 343|
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 247,863 (2010 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 is 7.5 kilometres from the city, and services regular flights to Buenos Aires.
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.
- Official website (Spanish)
- Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (Spanish)
- Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos (Spanish)