[par-uh-nah; Portuguese pah-rah-nah]
- a river in central South America, flowing from S Brazil along the SE boundary of Paraguay and through E Argentina into the Río de la Plata. 2050 miles (3300 km) long.
- a city in E Argentina, on the Paraná River: the capital of Argentina 1852–61.
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On the Parana they have been known to get on board vessels at night.The Western World
The Parana and Paraguay Rivers are the only commercial outlet of the state.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
In the neighbourhood of Parana it is prepared and drunk like Chinese tea.
The railway then runs north to the important town of Parana, which is the headquarters.
Subordinate to the Parana are several Argentine systems which deserve mention.
- (parəˈna) a state of S Brazil, on the Atlantic: consists of a coastal plain and a large rolling plateau with extensive forests. Capital: Curitiba. Pop: 9 798 006 (2002). Area: 199 555 sq km (77 048 sq miles)
- (paraˈna) a city in E Argentina, on the Paraná River opposite Santa Fe: capital of Argentina (1853–1862). Pop: 305 000 (2005 est)
- (Portuguese parəˈna, Spanish paraˈna) a river in central South America, formed in S Brazil by the confluence of the Rio Grande and the Paranaíba River and flowing generally south to the Atlantic through the Río de la Plata estuary. Length: 2900 km (1800 miles)
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