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5 things you didn't know about the Paraná River

In one of its most difficult times, we tell you 5 things that you sure did not know about our beloved Paraná River. Shall we start?

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5 cosas que no sabías del río Paraná

The thing is complicated for our dear Paraná. In recent months it is suffering one of its worst declines in water flow. What was once a powerful river, today is a drizzle of water that languishes. But not to be scared!  Specialists  forecast a soon and healthy return to normal. So, now that you have all our attention, we tell you 5 things you sure didn't know about this unique river.

Data from Paraná

 1-   Paraná   means “that resembles the sea” or “like the sea  ”. This name is because, in the eyes of locals, Paraná looked more like a sea than a river. The myriad of Argentine beaches in Corrientes and  Entre Ríos  makes doubt about the identity of this river to more than one.

 Another meaning , more or less similar, but with a poetic tint, comes from the  native peoples . Dear Paraná is considered to be “related to the sea”.

 2-  It has a length of 4880 km, making it the second longest river in South America  (after the Amazon).

 3 - More than a dozen musicians once dedicated a song to him. Some of them are the great   Leon Gieco  , Los Fronterizos, Sebastián Monk and Almafuerte, among others.

 4-  At some point in its history, our beloved Paraná hosted the great rival of  the Iguazu Falls  . It was called Saltos del Guairá, and it was the largest waterfall in the Paraná River until its disappearance in 1982. It was located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay. The construction of the Itaipu hydroelectric dam buried him under water forever. They say these falls were the biggest in the world.

 5 - Because of the current downside of the river, many ancient treasures that were formerly buried under water came to light. Among them, many  “ghost” ships  that had disappeared during the 18th and 19th century.

 We suggest you continue reading the following notes: 

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Descubrí-RosarioDiscover Rosario, the host of Paraná
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Publication Date: 04/05/2020

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