Parana

Paraná

[par-uh-nah; Portuguese pah-rah-nah]
noun
1.
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.
2.
a city in E Argentina, on the Paraná River: the capital of Argentina 1852–61.
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Paraná
 
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1.  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)
2.  a city in E Argentina, on the Paraná River opposite Santa Fe: capital of Argentina (1853--1862). Pop: 305 000 (2005 est)
3.  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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