Turismo en Argentina
Buscar alojamientos, excursiones ,etc
Información de Argentina
Ubication of Buenos Aires Climate in Buenos Aires Relief in Buenos Aires Flora in Buenos Aires Fauna in Buenos Aires History of Buenos Aires Culture in Buenos Aires
 
   Colón
   Chajarí
   Con. del Uruguay
   Concordia
   Diamante
   Federación
   Gualeguay
   Gualeguaychú
   Parana
   Villa Urquiza
   Victoria
   Villaguay
   La Paz
 
   4 Tracks
   Air Activity
   Nautical Activty
   Horse Riding
   Hiking 
   Hunting
   Fishing
  Climbing
   Mountain Bike
   Paragliding
   Rafting
   Sauna-Spa
   Trekking
 
   Golf Courses
   Ski Resorts
   Argentine Wines
   Rural Tourism
   The Tango  
   Tourist Trains
   Jesuitics buildings
   Nationals Parks
 
 
Relief
Termas de Chajarí

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navegando en Chajarí

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

El Palamar de Colón

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entre Ríos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pesca de Dorado

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playas de Colón
 

It has two clearly defined areas, the "lomadas" region and the "Delta del Paraná" one. The "lomadas" region is basically formed by undulations. They aren't over 106 meters height, but they contribute to divide the rivers' waters that pour them into the Uruguay and Paraná Rivers. Diamante, Victoria, Gualeguay and Gualeguaychú cities are placed on the highest region. We can find undulations along the province's north area. They are coming from the south of Corrientes, they are called "Payubre". In Entre Ríos they are known as Montiel or western ones, with southwest direction, and Grande or eastern ones, towards the southeast. The "Delta del Paraná" region is a depressed area formed by rivers, streams and almost 500 islands, distributed among Entre Ríos, Buenos Aires and Santa Fe Provinces.

 
The rivers
 

According to its name, the province is placed between the rivers Paraná and Uruguay. Both of them are natural limits. Their Guaranies' names mean: Sea-relative (Pariente del Mar) and Bird's River (Río de los Pajaros) - respectively.

 
Paraná River
 
It is after the Amazonas River, the most important water via of South America. It has an extension of 1800Km in Argentinean territory. It is navigable along 2100Km from de la Plata River to Adela Port in Paraguay, next to the Guayrá Falls. The river consists of 3 tracts: the High Paraná , between its nascent and its fork with Paraguay River, the Middle Paraná until Diamante (Entre Ríos Province) and Lower Paraná until the fork with Uruguay River.
 
High Paraná River
 
It has its nascent in Brazil and it is formed by 2 rivers, the Paranahiba, that picks up the waters of the Pirineos, Tapioconga and da Matta hills, and the Grande River that has its nascent in Mantiqueira and Espinazo Hills. The High Paraná formed by the fork with the contribution of many tributaries. It is a mountain and plateau river, it has ravines in its banks that are distanced from 2 to 4 Km one from the other, its channel is rocky, serpentine, it presents numerous falls and whirls. It forms the limit between Paraguay and Brazil and from the Iguazú River fork, it is the limit between Argentina and Paraguay till the fork with Paraguay River. The tract Iguazú - Posadas doesn't offer sailing difficulties, its bed is narrow with high margins and it has up to 50 meters depth. After Posadas, the river changes direction, forming the frontier between Corrientes Province and Paraguay, the ravines, the slopes and the difference of its channel disappears, its width increases to 3Km to the height of Corrientes city, and there are a lot of islands. As a consequence of the abundant rains, it takes a big quantity of water. Its growing begins in October and it finishes in February. In March, the waters descend until August or September. As it is a navigable river, it is used intensely to transport people and loads along Iguazú River. In the passes between Corrientes and Ituzaingo, its minimum depth, 2,70 meters, is kept by dredged. The Argentinean ports built along the High Paraná are: Iguazú, Esperanza, El Dorado, Piray, Rico and Posadas (in Misiones Province) and Ituzaingo, Itá Ibaté, Itatí and Corrientes (in Corrientes Province).
 
Middle and Inferior Paraná River
 

It starts in the fork Paraguay - Alto Paraná in front of Paso de la Patria (Corrientes) and the del Cerrito Island (Chaco) where the river changes its direction to the south, forming a right angle. It defines Corrientes and Entre Ríos, placed to the east from Chaco, Santa Fe and Buenos Aires, placed to the west of the river. It has dirty waters, its channel is slimy, less quick and less impetuous, but it becomes more imposing. It is a plain river, its width diminishes from 4,2 Kilometers in front of Corrientes, to 2,6 Kilometers in front of Bella Vista and 2,3 Kilometers in front of Santa Fe. Only one of the banks has got ravines, till Paraná city proximities the ravines are on Entre Ríos side, from there onwards Santa Fe coast rises until its outlet. The low coasts are easily flooded during its growing. The river can be navigated from its outlet till Corrientes. The most important ports are:

  • In Entre Ríos: Paraná, Diamante and Ibicuy.
  • In Santa Fe: Santa Fe, Rosario, San Lorenzo and Villa Constitución.
  • In Buenos Aires: San Nicolás de los Arroyos, Ramallo, Obligado, San Pedro, Baradero, Zarate y Campana.
 
Uruguay River
 

It has its nascent in Brazil in Geraes and Do Mar Hills to 2000 meters height and to 50Km from the Atlantic coast. It is formed by 2 rivers: Pelotas and das Canoas. In Brazilian territory the river describes a wide curve with concavity toward the south. It flows between high banks and the jungle accompanies its flow. Its soil is rocky, its waters are transparent, and it has some falls. To the south of Paraná Guazú are the Moconá Falls with a 6 meters difference. It constitutes a fluvial system very ramified due to the abundant precipitations, with short rivers and streams and in many cases it has accented slopes. It is divided in 3 tracts: Superior Uruguay, till Iyuhy-Assú (Brazil), Middle Uruguay till Damian Stream (Uruguay) and Inferior Uruguay till Negro River (Uruguay). Its inferior flow is wider and deeper, it is almost rectilinear and it is full of islands and sand banks. Its regime is fluvial periodic, it increases from June to October and it descends from January to March.

It is navigable until Concordia City (Entre Rios) and Salto (Uruguay) to 300Km from its outlet. Its basin has 2200Km2. It is used for sailing, fishing, recreation, and irrigation in dry seasons. The main tributaries of the Argentinean right riverbank are:

  • In Misiones: Pepirí Guazú. Yabotí Miní, Yabotí Guarú, Soberbio or Guaramboca, Alegre, Acaragua and Chimiray (that forms the limit between Misiones and Corrientes)
  • In Corrientes: Aguapié, Miriñay and Mocoretá (that forms the limit between Corrientes and Entre Rios)
  • In Entre Ríos: Gualegauicito, Grande or del Pedernal and Gualeguaychú.

Several important infrastructure works connect Entre Rios with the rest of the country. Hernandarias Subfluvial Tunnel, joins it with Santa Fe, the International Bridges: José Gervasio Artigas, Libertador General San Martín and the Represa Salto Grande allow the access to Uruguay. Finally Zarate Brazo Largo Complex communicates it with Buenos Aires Province.

The Gualeguay, is another well-known river that has its nascent at "Lomada Grande" and it drains in Paraná Pavón. Inside the province there are several rivers that drain into the Paraná or into the Uruguay River. All of them have a summery pluvial periodic régime.

Viajoporargentina - Información turística sobre la República Argentina
© 2003- Prohibida su reproducción total o parcial. Derechos de Autor 527292 Ley 11723
 
 
D align=left>
  Capital Federal
  Gran Buenos Aires Sur
  Gran Buenos Aires Norte
  Gran Buenos Aires Oeste