Paraná River

Paraná River
Rio Paraná, Río Paraná
River
Paraná.jpg
Paraná River seen from Zárate, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Countries Argentina,  Brazil,  Paraguay
RegionMesopotamia, Argentina
Primary sourceParanaíba River
 - locationRio Paranaíba, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 - elevation1,148 m (3,766 ft)
 - length1,070 km (665 mi)
 - coordinates19°13′21″S 46°10′28″W / 19°13′21″S 46°10′28″W / -19.22250; -46.17444 [1]
Secondary sourceGrande River
 - locationBocaina de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 - length1,090 km (677 mi) [2]
 - coordinates22°9′56″S 44°23′38″W / 22°9′56″S 44°23′38″W / -22.16556; -44.39389
Source confluenceParanaíba and Grande
 - coordinates20°5′12″S 51°0′2″W / 20°5′12″S 51°0′2″W / -20.08667; -51.00056
MouthRio de la Plata
 - locationAtlantic Ocean, Argentina
 - elevationm (0 ft)
 - coordinates34°0′5″S 58°23′37″W / 34°0′5″S 58°23′37″W / -34.00139; -58.39361 [3]
Length4,880 km (3,032 mi) [2]
Basin2,582,672 km² (997,175 sq mi)
Dischargefor mouth
 - average17,290 /s (610,600 cu ft/s) [2]
 - max65,000 /s (2,295,500 cu ft/s)
 - min2,450 /s (86,500 cu ft/s)
Map of the Rio de la Plata Basin showing the Paraná River and its major tributaries
Map of the Rio de la Plata Basin showing the Paraná River and its major tributaries

The Paraná River is a river in south Central South America. It goes through Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. It is 4,880 kilometres (3,030 mi) long.[2] It is second in length only to the Amazon River among South American rivers. The name Paraná is a shortened form of the phrase "para rehe onáva". It is a Tupi word that means "like the sea".

It starts where the Paranaiba and Grande rivers join in southern Brazil. It ends when it joins the Paraguay River.

The surubí and the sábalo are fished on the river.

There are many dams along the river. The Yacyretá and Itaipu are used for hydroelectric power.

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References

  1. "Monitoramento da Qualidade das Águas Superficiais da Bacia do Río Paranaíba: Relatório Annual 2007" (PDF in ZIP). Governo do Estado de Minas Gerais, Instituto Mineiro de Gestão das Águas. 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Río de la Plata". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 11 August 2010.
  3. Río Paraná Guazú at GEOnet Names Server (main distributary)


Other Languages
Afrikaans: Río Paraná
العربية: نهر بارانا
asturianu: Ríu Paraná
Avañe'ẽ: Ysyry Parana
azərbaycanca: Parana çayı
تۆرکجه: پارانا چایی
Bân-lâm-gú: Paraná Hô
башҡортса: Парана
беларуская: Парана (рака)
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Парана (рака)
भोजपुरी: पराना नदी
български: Парана
brezhoneg: Paraná (stêr)
català: Riu Paraná
čeština: Paraná (řeka)
Cymraeg: Afon Paraná
dansk: Paraná
Deutsch: Río Paraná
English: Paraná River
español: Río Paraná
Esperanto: Parano
euskara: Paraná
français: Rio Paraná
galego: Río Paraná
한국어: 파라나강
հայերեն: Պարանա (գետ)
हिन्दी: पराना नदी
Bahasa Indonesia: Sungai Paraná
italiano: Paraná (fiume)
עברית: פרנה (נהר)
қазақша: Парана
Kiswahili: Parana (mto)
latviešu: Parana (upe)
lietuvių: Parana
lumbaart: Paranà (fiüm)
македонски: Парана (река)
Bahasa Melayu: Sungai Paraná
Nederlands: Paraná (rivier)
日本語: パラナ川
norsk: Paraná
norsk nynorsk: Elva Paraná
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Parana
português: Rio Paraná
русский: Парана
slovenčina: Paraná (rieka)
slovenščina: Parana
српски / srpski: Парана (река)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Paraná (rijeka)
svenska: Paranáfloden
தமிழ்: பரனா ஆறு
తెలుగు: పరనా నది
Türkçe: Paraná Nehri
українська: Парана (річка)
Tiếng Việt: Sông Paraná
Winaray: Salog Paraná
粵語: 巴拉那河
中文: 巴拉那河