Esquina, Corrientes

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Esquina
City
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Esquina is located in Argentina
Esquina
Esquina
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
Population
 • 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.

History[edit]

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]

Festivals[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historia de Esquina" (in Spanish). welcomeargentina.com. 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)