Esquina, Corrientes

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Esquina is located in Argentina
Location of Esquina in Argentina
Coordinates: 29°09′S 59°15′W / 29.150°S 59.250°W / -29.150; -59.250Coordinates: 29°09′S 59°15′W / 29.150°S 59.250°W / -29.150; -59.250
Country  Argentina
Province Corrientes
Department Esquina
 • Total 26,399
Demonym(s) Esquinense
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
CPA base W3196
Dialing code +54 3777

Esquina is a city in Corrientes Province, Argentina. It is the capital of the Esquina Department.


The city of Esquina was found by Benito Lamela in 1806, who gave the name to the city.[1] In April 2016, a major flood caused a large portion of the city to be underwater. Over 300 people were evacuated, and the height of floodwaters reached at least 1 m (3.3 ft) in some neighborhoods.[2]


In January and February, many tourists visit Esquina to enjoy the street carnivals.

In March, the town hosts the Fiesta Nacional del Pacú, a fishing competition which attracts around 25,000 visitors.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Historia de Esquina" (in Spanish). Retrieved June 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Argentina and Uruguay – Floods Displace Thousands After 4 Days of Heavy Rain". Masoero, Alessandro. April 8, 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Municipal information: Municipal Affairs Federal Institute (IFAM), Municipal Affairs Secretariat, Ministry of Interior, Argentina. (Spanish)