Corrientes is a province Argentine, located at the North-East of the country. The capital is the town of Corrientes. In north as in the west it is delimited by Río Paraná, which separates it from the Paraguay and the provinces of Chaco and Santa Fe; its Eastern border is consisted the Río Uruguay, which separates it from the République of Uruguay and the Brésil; the rivers Guayquiraró and Mocoretá delimit its southern border with the province of Between Ríos. In the North-East its only artificial border is, who separates it from the province of Misiones.
The province of Corrientes belongs to the Mésopotamie Argentina, also called litoral . It is a plane province, of which greatest altitudes are in the area is. Towards the west there are several levels of decreasing altitude until Río Paraná .
The zone of the ponds and lagoons of Iberá, which covers a quarter of the province, is a wide depression of grounds covered by sediments of river and wind origin.
The drainage of the Ponds of Iberá is done by the means of two rivers, them Río Corriente and Río Miriñay, respectively towards the basin of the Paraná and that of the Uruguay. The frequent rains feed and support the level of the ponds, especially during spring and the summer. This level did not show significant change these last years.
See also: Esteros del Iberá
The province of Corrientes is between two important rivers: the Uruguay (in the east), and the Paraná (in the west and north), which constitute the natural borders of its territory. The low height of bank of Paraná is a cause of frequent floods, although the infrastructure of protection received a strong impulse following the risings devastators of 1982. The hydrous ressouces are used for the generation of electrical energy in the hydroelectric station of Yacyretá.
Cours d' water
The province is divided into 25 departments (the chief town is between brackets each time).
- Bleated Vista (Bella Vista)
- Berón de Astrada (Berón de Astrada)
- Capital (Corrientes)
- Concepción (Concepción Yaguareté-Corá)
- Curuzú Cuatiá (Curuzú Cuatiá)
- Empedrado (Empedrado)
- Esquina (Esquina)
- General Alvear (General Alvear)
- General Paz (Caá Catí)
- Goya (Goya)
- Itatí (Itatí)
- Ituzaingó (Ituzaingó)
- Lavalle (Lavalle)
- Mburucuyá (Mburucuyá)
- Mercedes (Mercedes)
- Assembles Caseros (Monte Caseros)
- Paso of los Libres (Paso of los Libres)
- Saladas (Saladas)
- San Cosme (San Cosme)
- San Luis del Palmar (San Luis del Palmar)
- San Martín (Cruz)
- San Miguel (San Miguel)
- San Roque (San Castling)
- Santo Divided into volumes (Santo Divided into volumes)
- Sauce (Sauce)
- Official site of the provincial government (in Spanish)
Beats-smg: Korjentėsa provincėjė
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