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Paraná and Uruguay Rivers Flowing from Misiones to Buenos Aires, Argentina

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October 5th, 2011 Category: Rivers, Sediments

Argentina - September 21st, 2011

Argentina’s Misiones Province is demarcated by the darker green region in the upper right quadrant. The province is surrounded by Paraguay to the northwest, Brazil to the north, east and south, and Corrientes Province of Argentina to the southwest.

The Misiones plateau includes a part of Brazil across the border. The province is surrounded by three big rivers including the Paraná, Uruguay and Iguazú. Following the Paraná and Uruguay Rivers southward, one comes to their convergence, forming the Rio de la Plata Estuary.

Tan sediments from the rivers give the estuary’s waters a muddy appearance. The city of Buenos Aires can be observed on its southwestern shores, with Montevideo visible across the water to the northeast.

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