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Area: 88,886 KM2
Population: 929,236 (2001).
Capital City: Corrientes.
Main Cities: Corrientes Capital, Goya, Curuzú Cuatía, Paso de los Libres.
The province of Corrientes is a part of the region known as Mesopotamia. It is bounded by the
Republic of Paraguay, on the north; the province of Misiones, Brazil
and Uruguay, on the east; the province
of Entre Ríos, on the south; and the
provinces of Santa Fe and Chaco on the west.
Its area of 88,886 square kilometers (2.3% of the country total), shows the great impact the dynamics of water has on its territory. There is a marked asymmetry between the eastern and the western sectors, while the swamps and lagoons can be characterized by not forming an organized hydrographic system.
The most dynamic area is dominated by the Iberá lagoons and marshes, and its main features are: location of the capital city in a privileged position, in a non-flooded area where two water courses meet, the Paraguay and the Paraná rivers; and small low-lying plains which enable intensive agriculture of citrus trees, vegetables, tobacco, corn, etc.