Paraná, Entre Ríos

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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.
(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 of Paraná
Coat of arms
Paraná is located in Argentina
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 23 October 1730
Government
 • Mayor Blanca Osuna (PJ)
Area
 • Total 137 km2 (53 sq mi)
Elevation 77 m (253 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 247,863
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,700/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 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.

Paraná is served by 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, 7.5 kilometres (4.7 mi) from the city, with regular flights to Buenos Aires (Aeroparque Jorge Newbery). Another option is Sauce Viejo Airport in nearby Santa Fe.

History[edit]

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

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Paraná, Entre Ríos (1961–1990, extremes 1970–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 40.0
(104)
39.7
(103.5)
38.4
(101.1)
33.5
(92.3)
32.8
(91)
29.5
(85.1)
31.5
(88.7)
36.0
(96.8)
39.0
(102.2)
38.5
(101.3)
38.3
(100.9)
39.7
(103.5)
40.0
(104)
Average high °C (°F) 31.3
(88.3)
30.1
(86.2)
27.5
(81.5)
23.8
(74.8)
20.7
(69.3)
17.1
(62.8)
17.2
(63)
19.0
(66.2)
21.1
(70)
24.2
(75.6)
27.1
(80.8)
29.8
(85.6)
24.1
(75.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 25.0
(77)
23.8
(74.8)
21.4
(70.5)
17.7
(63.9)
14.8
(58.6)
11.6
(52.9)
11.5
(52.7)
12.6
(54.7)
14.8
(58.6)
18.0
(64.4)
20.9
(69.6)
23.5
(74.3)
18.0
(64.4)
Average low °C (°F) 18.6
(65.5)
17.8
(64)
16.1
(61)
12.7
(54.9)
9.9
(49.8)
7.1
(44.8)
6.8
(44.2)
7.3
(45.1)
8.9
(48)
12.0
(53.6)
14.6
(58.3)
17.1
(62.8)
12.4
(54.3)
Record low °C (°F) 7.5
(45.5)
6.9
(44.4)
4.3
(39.7)
2.5
(36.5)
−2.4
(27.7)
−6.2
(20.8)
−7.0
(19.4)
−5.3
(22.5)
−3.9
(25)
−4.4
(24.1)
2.3
(36.1)
4.0
(39.2)
−7.0
(19.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 126.3
(4.972)
127.0
(5)
155.9
(6.138)
101.6
(4)
51.6
(2.031)
34.0
(1.339)
33.6
(1.323)
35.6
(1.402)
69.1
(2.72)
106.4
(4.189)
115.1
(4.531)
112.9
(4.445)
1,069.1
(42.091)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 9 8 9 7 6 5 6 5 6 9 8 9 87
Avg. relative humidity (%) 65 70 75 78 80 80 79 74 71 70 68 65 73
Mean monthly sunshine hours 291.4 249.2 238.7 213.0 189.1 156.0 170.5 201.5 207.0 251.1 273.0 272.8 2,713.3
Percent possible sunshine 67 67 62 63 58 51 53 59 58 62 66 62 61
Source #1: NOAA,[1] Oficina de Riesgo Agropecuario (record highs and lows)[2]
Source #2: Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (precipitation days)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parana Aero Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Parana, Entre Rios". Estadísticas meteorológicas decadiales (in Spanish). Oficina de Riesgo Agropecuario. Retrieved June 14, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Valores Medios de Temperatura y Precipitación-Entre Rios: Parana" (in Spanish). Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 

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